Here's my experiential design thing as it stands now. The genre of Interactive Fiction carries with it its own jargon etc. Click on the applet and begin to type. If you just see a blue screen with no words, or only half the words, type "restart" and press enter. You can do a lot of things, but not everything--the game should help you sort this out. So far there are only a few puzzles and they are fairly simple. Just be logical and it should work. Oh yeah, as far as shortcuts go, use "x" as short for "examine" u,d,e,n,w,s for their respective directions. For more info on IF click here. If the applet doesn't work, download the game and interpreter for PC or mac. Install the interpreter and load the game once you've opened the interpreter. If you get it to work, please post a comment and what you used (e.g. It worked in Firefox OR It worked using the Mac Interpreter). Thanks.