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ZOINKS! Interactive fiction Elizabeth Smyth

ZOINKS! is an interactive story written and coded by Elizabeth Smyth for Ectocomp 2018. Each Halloween, Ectocomp is open to interactive fiction writers to show off their spooky or spooky-adjacent stories, and ZOINKS! placed third in their largest category.

In ZOINKS!, you play the part of a downtrodden would-be heir to a tobacco tycoon, whose factory is in danger of being reclaimed by the townspeople. In a twist on the template of Scooby-Doo episodes, you have to scare away the meddling kids to secure what is rightfully yours.

It's short, punchy, and very funny, so click here to play it in your browser!