YOU are invited to
- Find the treasures - Solve the mystery - Lift the curse -
Sinister Mansion, 7pm—eternity

You're not sure whose party this is or why you're invited, but the invitation came, and you weren't doing anything else.

An old-school, minimalist puzzlebox text adventure, designed to feel like a type-in text adventure without the typing - commands are given via context-sensitive buttons.

The Party Line was originally made for the AdventureX Jam 2020. In 2021 it was rewritten in Gruescript, a tool I've made for making this kind of point-and-click text adventure game. The source code is available from the "Examples" menu in the Gruescript editor.

Rated 5.0 out of 5 stars
(3 total ratings)
AuthorRobin Johnson
GenreInteractive Fiction, Adventure, Puzzle
Tagsgruescript, Mystery, text-adventure, Text based
Average sessionAbout a half-hour
InputsMouse, Touchscreen
AccessibilityBlind friendly


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awesome game! everyone should play it! i also really appreciate having the guide


Could you provide a walkthru or hintguide for those of us who are stuck please?


I provided an "Invisiclues" hint guide here:


Many thanks for this - I managed to crack all the other puzzles but the popcorn machine had me thorough, thoroughly stuck!

Congratulations on a well designed game!


Awesome surreal and great puzzles!