External Links

Story file
Requires a Z-Code interpreter. Visit IFWiki for download links.
Walkthrough and maps
by David Welbourn

Have you played this game?

You can rate this game, record that you've played it, or put it on your wish list after you log in.

Playlists and Wishlists

RSS Feeds

New member reviews
Updates to external links
All updates to this page

Pen and Paint

by Owen Parish


(based on 19 ratings)
1 review

About the Story

In this game, you play as a writer, waking up after hearing something downstairs. You and your wife Eleanor soon discover there's been an intruder and her paintings are infected! You'd better find your pen and enter the stories to find out what's happened. Meanwhile, Eleanor begins a new painting to trap the intruder in.

Game Details


17th Place - 16th Annual Interactive Fiction Competition (2010)


- View the most common tags (What's a tag?)

(Log in to add your own tags)
Tags you added are shown below with checkmarks. To remove one of your tags, simply un-check it.

Enter new tags here (use commas to separate tags):

Member Reviews

5 star:
4 star:
3 star:
2 star:
1 star:
Average Rating:
Number of Reviews: 1
Write a review

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful:
A game with 5 sub worlds but spotty implementation, June 26, 2016

In this game, you play as a magical writer married to a magical painter.

Your house has been invaded, so you have to gain inspiration regarding your wife's paintings in order to enter into the worlds of your books and resolve one issue per world.

This is a great concept, but the implementation falls flat. Its hard to guess what you need to do in each situation, and the game is a bit buggy here and there. The last few worlds are less well described.

Overall, though, I may revisit this game, because its concept was good.

Was this review helpful to you?   Yes   No   Remove vote  
More Options

 | Add a comment 

Pen and Paint on IFDB

Recommended Lists

Pen and Paint appears in the following Recommended Lists:

My new walkthroughs for April 2021 by David Welbourn
On Tuesday April 27, 2021, I published new walkthroughs for the games and stories listed below! Some of these were paid for by my wonderful patrons at Patreon. Please consider supporting me to make even more new walkthroughs for works of...

This is version 2 of this page, edited by David Welbourn on 27 April 2021 at 9:15pm. - View Update History - Edit This Page - Add a News Item - Delete This Page