This is not an original story – it’s a remake in Inform 7 of an old (1984) type-in BASIC mini-adventure. As such it does have some “old school” design choices at work. (Including but not limited to being parser-based.)
It’s relatively small (less than 30 rooms and only a few items) and I didn’t want to depart too much from the original, but I’ve expanded the descriptions a little bit and added more scenery and backdrops, and hopefully made everything behave itself with the supremely better parser than what the original had.
I currently consider it in a fully complete state, though of course there’s always room for more polishing and improvement – but that’s what the playtesting is for.
You can find (and play online) the story at https://www.mirality.co.nz/if/micropuzzle/
This is my first actual IF story release, although I’ve lurked around Inform and toyed with unreleased games internally for a few decades (plus a few published extensions).
All feedback is welcome, either in this thread or through messages.