sorry just got back to this, thanks for going through all this trouble, I do indeed have NW.js installed. Also I went ahead and installed the windows version on my machine through the itch app and it was able to actually run.
Thank you for getting back to me, I still didn't figure out how to get it to run on linux. I will try to figure it out within a few weeks once I get something out of the way. Thank you for your patience
Using the itch lancher I clicked launch> linux version> nw. That launched it for me.
sorry I just saw this, I'm using the itch launcher and that's what I did too. It was launching for me and it would run up until I clicked new game and then it would crash. It could very well just be a problem for me though and either way installing the windows version solved the issue.