A cozy mansion mystery in the making.

As you explore the game, you will automatically take notes about the things you notice. Read the notes to remind yourself what is significant.

Delightful Wallpaper is copyright 2006 by Andrew Plotkin (erkyrath@eblong.com). It may be distributed for free, but not sold or included in any for-profit collection without written permission from the author. The game was written for the Twelfth Annual IF Competition.

Thanks to the beta-testers: Jason McIntosh, Bill Racicot, Adam Thornton, Emily Short.

The font used for this web version is TeX Gyre Bonum.

Delightful Wallpaper spun out of a dizzying array of influences, including Mark Z. Danielewski's House of Leaves, Kit Manson's Maze, and -- of course -- the works of Edward Gorey. (Or should I say "Ogdred Weary"?) I offer it with my memories of John M. Ford, who died in the final days of the game's creation. I didn't think of Ford as an influence on Delightful Wallpaper when I started writing it. I suppose I didn't need to.

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