A brief experiment into Inform.
It probably would help (not that the game is particularly hard, or particularly a game for that matter) if you are aware of IF slightly - but it isn't necessary.
If you get stuck, make sure to EXAMINE YOUR OBJECTS.
There's actually two reasons for releasing this game. One is for the experiment. The second reason is to annoy reviewers. Did I succeed? Yes and no. I definitely annoyed one! Anyhow, read on, and decide your own opinion...