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The old world ended, only fragments are left. You enter these fragments to find out what happened and why.

Text adventure in strange, nested worlds. Written not coincidentally in Scheme.

ZIP file contains a Mac binary, and sources so it can be run anywhere.


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Apparently the Linux binary is chicken-csi, so either symlink it, or change it in the first line of eldritch.scm (make sure the -s is still there!)

If you're having troubles running it, make sure you can reach your Chicken 5 install:

(c) 2008-2018, The CHICKEN Team
(c) 2000-2007, Felix L. Winkelmann
Version 5.0.0 (rev 12f2f2cc)
... buncha stuff ...
#;1> (display "Chicken is delicious!\n")
#;2> ,q

If not, figure out where it installed and add that to PATH, or just:

PATH=/usr/local/bin ./src/eldritch.scm