To win the game, you need a score of 5, and move to the right location. If there's a need, I can post a walkthrough.
I've scored 5. I have no idea where to walk.
- Always show available exits (except maybe ones you want to be hidden).
- Make the plot/purpose clear (as in, make it there at all). As far as I recall there was nothing, and suddenly I'm hiding exits or something. I had no idea why I was doing what I was doing so I basically just used every object I found.
- Make the world a "true" map. Currently, it violates the laws of physics, because I could end up north of the house like 6 different ways. When I already don't know the exits to the room, that makes it almost impossible to have any clue where I am.
- Maybe even show an ascii minimap, or just make the descriptions of areas clearer about where they are. Especially the first scene (the mailbox), which gives you no indication whatsoever that there might be other things around you.