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A necessary release of the stipple-ache that someone else's work induced in me.


A short concept-game I did over the past two days.

windows (~2MB)
osx 10.5+ (~2MB)
source (~100KB)

(edit: bug rendered it unfinishable; should be fixed now)
(EDIT: BSOD error some vista users experienced should be fixed now)


  1. vetinari wrote:


    I tried the game and it caused my PC to crash. I have a vista vesrion of windows…

    Friday, February 27, 2009 at 3:18 pm | Permalink
  2. Icecube wrote:

    Sorry to hear that. One other person reported this as well. I’ll look into it, but I’m not sure what’s causing it…

    thanks for letting me know, though.

    Friday, February 27, 2009 at 6:49 pm | Permalink
  3. Chris Eggett wrote:

    Hey. That was good. There is just not enough Lacan in videogames at the moment. Or is it structualism? I can’t remember, what to do with a english lit degree eh?

    Good stuff.

    Friday, February 27, 2009 at 8:31 pm | Permalink
  4. kevin wrote:

    i am getting a crash before seeing anything on os x 10.4.11. maybe an SDL issue? here’s my system log:

    Feb 27 21:23:25 foo crashdump[1366]: Mirror Stage crashed
    Feb 27 21:23:25 foo crashdump[1366]: crash report written to: /Users/foobar/Library/Logs/CrashReporter/Mirror Stage.crash.log

    Saturday, February 28, 2009 at 2:26 am | Permalink
  5. Icecube wrote:

    hey, kevin; i’m sorry to hear it doesn’t work on osx 10.4 (i take it you’re on an intel machine?).

    Maybe if you could let me know what is in the mirror stage.crash.log file I could see what maybe I could fix (though in general I don’t bother with supporting osx 10.4).

    Also, for any windows people whose machine this currently crashes on: if any of you would be willing to help me figure out where this bug is and run a special debug version (that would quite likely result in the same bsod happening again, but with information left behind as to where things went wrong, hopefully letting me know where to fix it) I would very much appreciate hearing from you.

    Saturday, February 28, 2009 at 3:48 am | Permalink
  6. Danijel wrote:

    Meh, the game was boring, too complicated, and overall sucked.

    Sunday, March 8, 2009 at 10:23 pm | Permalink
  7. HAYABUSA-SAMA wrote:

    uh, yeah, i can’t get past the U-shaped level. i draw a U shape, and i can’t “end the conversation” space bar does noting, down key/left key don’ do anything, i’m just stuck, and have to end the game(it pissed me off to the point where i sent it to the recycle bin)

    Tuesday, June 9, 2009 at 10:56 am | Permalink
  8. FWIW, I gauge it unlikely that there are any bugs.

    Wednesday, June 10, 2009 at 12:22 pm | Permalink
  9. madamluna wrote:

    I just want to let you know that I played this just now, finished it, and absolutely love it. Very well done!

    Sunday, August 16, 2009 at 7:15 pm | Permalink
  10. jensma wrote:

    Damn, that was good.

    Sunday, April 15, 2012 at 2:51 pm | Permalink
  11. Brian wrote:

    wow. i’ve played about 6-7 of these games so far, and the overall experience is… hard to describe. i believe they have had their intended effect. i’m speechless.

    Friday, January 25, 2013 at 6:32 am | Permalink
  12. teebo wrote:

    great one, just played and finished it
    its my first time one this site : i tried a few other ones just before, like songs of travel and sub-conscious
    see y’all soon

    Saturday, February 9, 2013 at 8:39 pm | Permalink

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