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A jam submission

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Cheesy, slightly spoopy scifi point-and-click micro mystery made for the 2021 Spring Lisp Game Jam
Submitted by David Thompson — 2 hours, 58 minutes before the deadline
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CriteriaRankScore*Raw Score
Entertainment - How enjoyable/replayable is it?#73.1384.000
Creativity - How original is the idea?#93.3344.250
Presentation - How does it look/feel?#112.9423.750

Ranked from 4 ratings. Score is adjusted from raw score by the median number of ratings per game in the jam.

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Is there a way to run this on a system that has libffi6 instead of 7?


I uploaded a new tarball with the correct libffi version to my personal site. Does it work for you?


Thanks but I just noticed the other thread which says there’s no way to run it on glibcs older than 2.29; I have 2.28.


Ah, bummer.  Sorry about that. I was hoping that building on an LTS Ubuntu release was being conservative. Not conservative enough, I guess.


Getting this to run didn't prove too difficult in Guix, but I sadly encountered some crashes afterwards. Some of them were probably the result of unfortunate timing – at least I don't know how to reproduce them. However, not being able to type an empty command into the terminal is a clear oversight ;)


Oof... yeah that's a particularly silly bug. The fix is one line and it's pushed to master, FWIW.

Developer (1 edit)

Hey, raters! Please see below for information about known issues and potential workarounds:

Some important help information was accidentally omitted from the terminal help output:

door status - get isochamber door status
door unlock - initiate isochamber unlock sequence not found:

Try renaming the-test-subject/lib/ to the-test-subject/lib/, or installing libffi via your system's package manager.

/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/ version `GLIBC_2.29' not found:

Your system glibc is too old. Currently no workaround.


Wow, that was an amazing experience!

I got an … unfortunate ending. Should NOT have played this right before bed!

Chickadee is looking really good!