2018: Walkthrough by: Louis Koot

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Forrest clearing  1 and 2: The Spider:

You are a boy and you are sleeping on the ground on a clearing in a dark forest. There's a storm and lightning bolts shave through the air.

 Click your left mouse button and ...... a thunderbolt  wakes you up and you get up on your feet. 

You are cold and you haven't got a clue of where you are and how you ended up here ...... you do not even know who you are ..... in short .... you have lost your memory ... .. What you realize is that you have to go to the "distant light", because you recognize that as a safe place and as your home. 

Take some time to familiarize yourself with the control of the game. Move your cursor to the top of the screen ......... a bar then pops up.

This is the "Menu Bar" and you can find the various cursors with which you can view things, and so on. But you also get these cursors when you click with your right mouse button on a "hotspot". Via the backpack icon you open the Inventory, in which all items are stored that you pick up in the game. Via the 2 "floppy icons" you save the game and load a save game. Via the "gear / spanner" icon you open the menu screen where you can also save / load and leave the game

You are now on the 1st clearing in the forest and you are standing on a muddy path that disappears behind you, between the trees, to the 2nd clearing. To the right is the carcass of a boar. On the left you see yellowish resin dripping from a tree. First go to the second clearing by clicking with your arrow cursor in the dark "hollow" between the trees.

Forest clearing 2

oops ....... a big spider has woven her web in the passage to the next clearing ......

Right-click until you have the eye pointer and then click on the spider with the eye pointer. In the lower right corner of the web  you see a hole (Sparse Patch or Web) ..... Look at that hole in the spider web with your eye ...... the web is a little less sturdy there ... If you click with your hand on that spot in the web then you hear yourself say that you better not do that because the spider will attack .. Go back down to

Clearing 1

Back at clearing 1 you now  take some of the yellow resin (Tree sap) from the tree. 

The tree stands in a mud mountain (Mudslide) and a few branches protrude from the mud mountain. Take the bottom branch (Stick) from the mud mountain. Also grab a handful of mud from the muddy mountain.

Walk to the boar carcass. An insect sits on the boar and feeds on the blood that flows from the wound ......Try to catch the insect (Bug) ..... the insect is flying away ....

Open the inventory via the backpack in the menu bar. Click on the resin ... 

the resin becomes your cursor ..... click on "Ok" to close the inventory again. Click with the resin on the dead boar and .....

You stick a bit of the resin on the boar ..... right-click to store the remainder of the resin back in your backpack. 

Walk back slightly to the left and ..... the insect comes back and sits again on the dead boar but it is now stuck in the resin. Walk back to the boar and click with your hand on the insect and .....

........ now you pick up the insect and store it in your backpack. Go back through the dark hole between the trees to:

Clearing 2:

To the right of the web hangs an encapsulated prey of the spider (Wrapped Prey). Take the stick from inventory and then click on this prey and ......

. you hit the cocoon  with the stick and " dried remnants" fall out. Pick up these dried remains

In inventory you have now a Skull, a Bon and a Cloth Fragment

You can combine items in inventory by clicking with one item on another item. Now combine the Skull with the Mud to fill the skull with the mud ..... You have made the skull much heavier (Weighted Skull). Take the Weighted Skull from inventory and then click with in on it at the weak spot in the spider web, bottom right....that Sparse Patch or Web and .......

You throw the skull through the web and you have made a much bigger hole in the web ...... but do not try to go right through the web right now because then you will be eaten by the spider. 

You must now distract the spider from the hole in her web. Take the Insect (Bug) from inventory and click on it on the web and .......

You stick the insect in the web and the spider goes to the insect to encapsulate it ...

Run through the hole in the web now to:

Clearing 3: Prickly Plant

The passage to Clearing 4 is blocked by a huge round and very prickly plant.  There's a Dead rodent on the ground. On the left is a large round stone (Boulder). A Hanging Vine is hanging above that boulder on a tree branch. A tree stump stands before the boulder. On the right you see an apple tree with 1 red apple in it . A "Poisonous Nettles plant" grows in front of that apple tree. On the right you see the entrance of a wild boar nest. If you walk to right then you'll see a wild Boar, who's standing in front of a stinking bog. That wild Boar doesn't allow you to inspect that bog, but it's full with petroleum

First thing to do here is to take the dead rodent. 

Then go to the Poisonous Nettles plant. Take the dead rodent from the inventory and click with it on the Poisonous Nettles plant and ........ 

The plant will eat the rodent but it will spit out a bone and that bone will cause the apple to fall from the apple tree onto  the ground . You pick up the apple yourself. 

Walk to the right to meet up with the wild Boar. Behind the wild boar is the Strange Smelling Bog. If you try to walk further then the boar will not allow it. The boar must therefore be lured away here. Go back to the left, to the tree stump that stands before the big boulder stone. Above the boulder hangs a Hanging Vine on the branch of the tree. You have to act quickly ... 

Combine the Cloth fragment in inventory with the Bone to wrap the cloth around the bone. Take the apple from inventory and place the apple on the tree stump.....and ....... 

The boar is hungry for the apple and so the beast comes to the tree stump and starts to eat the apple.

 Click either with your talk cursor on the boar, or click with the bone / cloth on the boar, and ..........

The boar will attack you, so click very quickly with your hand on the Hanging Vine, which hangs on the branch above the boulder and ....... 

You hang on the vine and the boar hits his big nose hard against the boulder ..... That does not appeal to the boar so the boar runs away him but ......

 the boulder stone now rolls away and crushes the Sticky plant that blocks the passage. 

You now also have a piece of the Vine, Short Hanging Vine, ) in your backpack ..... Walk back to the right, to the stinking Bog. Take the bone with the cloth from inventory and dip with the bone in the Bog

... The Bog contains petroleum and your cloth / bone is now a torch, soaked with petroleum. Walk back to the left and then continue to 

Clearing 4 and Clearing 5: To cross the gorge

Clearing 4: The Fire Tree

A ring of fire is around the tree, preventing you to get to that freshly digged grave......Use your torch in 1 of the fires to light the torch. 

Continue to 

Clearing 5: Wolf:

 A Ferocious wolf is eating it's way through a corpse, in front of the suspension bridge that hangs over the gorge ......

 on the other side of the gorge is the passage to the Lake. Get rid of the wolf away with your burning torch and ..... 

The wolf runs up the suspension bridge and it crashes down by the weight of the wolf ..... You have lost the wolf now but also the suspension bridge so how to cross over the gorge now ?. 

Put your torch back in inventory on and then  click with your hand on the corpse ........ you search the pockets of the clothes of the corpse but you will not find anything. In front of the body is a torn piece of the corpse's shirt, Pocketed Shirt Fragment and also the Trouser Brace.

 Grab the ripped of piece of  the shirt and.........

 .......also grab the Trouser Brace

 Walk to the poles, where the suspension bridge hung, and grab the piece of Rope, that is still attached to the right pole 

The corpse lies with it's neck in a pool of blood ..... Baptize the piece of Shirt in the pool of blood .....

 ......this causes that a Cigarette Lighter and a Rolled Up Cigarette comes out of the piece of shirt and these 2 items are then in your backpack, along with the now very bloody piece of shirt.

Walk, via the left side, back to:

Clearing 4

Use the Blood Soaked Shirt Fragment on one of the fires .......

 One of the fires goes out and you can then walk to the tree and that freshly dugged, but empty, grave by the tree. 

At that grave you'll find a coffin lid where a piece is broken off. There is also a shovel, and behind the grave stands an metal Cross

Take the Coffin Lid Piece and also take the Shovel. 

Behind the open grave stands an Ornate Metal Cross. Take that Cross

 Use the Shovel (Shovel) on the empty grave and .....

You have then discovered Secret 1 ... 

Go back to: 

Clearing 5: Crossing the gorge

Combine the Metal Cross with the Rope to a Grapnel. Walk to the tree, which is right on the edge of the gorge 

The tree has a Sturdy Branch, which hangs above the gorge. Take the Grapnel from the inventory and click it on the Sturdy Branch and

 ........ You hook the grapnel on the branch and the rope then hangs from the branch into the gorge, 

........click with your hand on the rope and ..... 

.........via the rope you swing to the other side of the gorge and.......

....... you automatically walk through and you get to............

The Lake

Across the lake you see a white house. A boat is on the shore ... the boat is a ferry with which you could cross the lake, were it not for the Mines that are floating the lake. To the left of the boat a car wrecked is in the lake. In the boat there is a big hole, so the boat is as leaky as a basket. On the right is a "forked" tree. Walk to that tree (Sapling) and go passed it.  You will see a fishing net with a fish on the bank, to the right of the "fork" tree. Walk to the fishing net. At the fishing net you also see a Pool of Blood, a Broken Fishing Rod, a Stool and a Hat

Pick-up the Fish out of the net ..... you don't want all  the other stuff. 

In the lake you occasionally see the tentacles of an octopus rise up out of the water. Walk back to the ferry and the car wreck. 

Use your still burning torch on the car wreck and .......

..... you have discovered Secret 2. 

Walk back to the "fork tree Sapling". Use the belt / braces on the tree ...you tie the suspender to the tree and that is now a makeshift Catapult

Then use the Fish on the Catapult .....

 you shoot the fish to the floating mines ..... and .... the octopus is attracted by the fish and swims to the mines but ......nothing happens....no BOOM..... 

Combine in inventory the Short Hanging Vine with the Shovel, to make a handle on the shovel.  

Walk back to the leaking boat and then use the Shovel on the chain that  hangs over the lake .... 

you hang the shop on the chain .... Now click with your hand on the shovel and ...... 

you give the shovel a firm push and thus slide the shovel along the chain to the floating mines and ..... the mines explode and that is Bye Bye Octopussy 

Now combine in inventory the Fragment of the Coffin Lid with your remaining Resin and take out of inventory and click it  on the hole in the boat

You have sealed the hole.....Now click with your hand in the boat and ...... 

you "sail" to the other side and end up at the gate of the: 

Gate: 

The gate is closed tightly. on the right the mailbox is hanging on the wall. Click with your hand on the mailbox to open it and .... 

You pick up a package with medical items and a medical journal from the mailbox. 

Click in inventory with your eye on the medical package to get a jar of painkillers and a bandage out of the package

 A metal lock is placed in the gate. Use your lighter on the metal lock ..... 

You put the lighter in the lock. Use the burning torch on the lighter and ........ you open the gate. 

Now go through the gate to the: 

House: 

Put the torch back in inventory. There is a well in front of the house. A deer hangs on a hook right next to the house. There is another hook next to the deer. Click with your hand on the front door of the house ..... you walk to the front door and try to open the door but unfortunately ..... the front door is locked. At the bottom left you see a cellar window in the facade of the house. Look at that cellar window .... the window is rotten .... click with your hand, but the cellar window is locked. 

Walk to the "swing" where the deer hangs and then take the right hook. 

Walk back to the cellar window and use the Hook on the window and ..... 

you open the window with the hook. Put the hook back on and then look through the cellar window, via the arrow, into the cellar. 

You peek through the cellar window into the cellar and look at a shelf cupboard. On the top shelf you will find a Battery,  Wire Wool, an a Oil Can. 

Take the Steel Wool and take the Oilcan. Then use the Wire Wool on the Battery and .....

 you have then  smoldering Wire Wool 

NB: This is only possible if you didn't more then  3 times, or didn't die at all, earlier in the game. Did you die more than 3 times than you have to finish the game without the smoldering wire wool

Pull back out the cellar window 

Use the Medical Magazine on the house to reveal the 3rd secret

No walk to the well and click on the Crank of the well (Well Lever Mechanism)

... the crank is totally rusted, so use the oil can to lubricate the crank, 

store the oil can back in inventory and then click on the crank again and ........ 

you now hoist the bucket with water up out of the well.  Click your burning torch in the bucket with water and ..... you get a Charred Bone 

 Combine in inventory the Charred Bone with the Bandage and combine that with the Metal Hook...You have then a Hook with Handle Go back to the basement window and look through it again, into the cellar, via your arrow cursor. On the 2nd shelf (from above) is a Hydraulic Tool but  you can not take it with your hands, so use the Hook to lift the hydraulic Tool. 

You lose the hook, but you keep the charred bone with the bandage .... You hear the howl of the Wolf ...... You pull out of the window again. The wolf is here ...... and wolf isn't happy ....... 

Now combine in inventory the Charred Bone and Bandage with the Oilcan to get a Torch again. 

Then combine the Torch with the Smoldering Wire Wool to get a Burning Torch. Use the burning torch on the Wolf to chase the animal away.

 If you can not light the torch because you do not have Smoldering Wire Wool then you can not chase the Wolf.....you have to figure out for yourself what to do next then. 

Now use the Hydraulic Pliers on the front door of the house and ..... 

you end this free Game .... ... with a quote from Stanley Kubrick, that you quickly click away via "Continue" and ...... 

you wake up and .........

you see your score and see that 4 other endings are possible.........

......but I leave that to you to figure out what those other endings are and how to get them

2018: Walkthrough by: Louis Koot