The Black Cat, an interactive fiction

Here’s an interactive fiction from a few years ago. Can you solve the mystery and get back to sleep?

We built this using Inform7¬†over the course of a couple of nights. There were a couple of awkward bits but on the whole it was remarkably easy. It’s interesting to think about how interactivity can change the way we write and read. I don’t think I could write the way I’d like to using this particular software: there’s a certain syntax imposed on you. However, I’d recommend it if you have an evening or two free and find yourself harking back to a youth of groping for verbs amid¬†dense forests of text.

Hint: if you’re still in the dark, why not turn the light on?