A downloadable game for Windows, macOS, and Linux

"I heard a lot of crazy stories about the Eternal Flame Triad.
Some say they inject parasites in corpses to take over their brains.
Others say they implant chips in their spines to control them remotely
Like a robot made of flesh.
Tell me Yu-jie...
You're not a robot, are you?

Try to follow a conversation while dealing with that fucked up machine called a human body.

A game by Pierrec & Julien Delample

PlatformsWindows, macOS, Linux
Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars
(8 total ratings)
TagsLudum Dare 37, Pixel Art
LinksLudum Dare


The Chinese Room Win.zip 43 MB
The Chinese Room Mac.zip 24 MB
The Chinese Room Linux.zip 25 MB

Install instructions

WARNING: The game must be played on a QWERTY keyboard.
If you're on AZERTY+Windows, press Maj+Alt to switch to QWERTY
If you're on AZERTY+Mac/Linux, there should be way too.


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This game was simply amazing. The controls were quite complex, but hey, that's just the way our body is. :D That way I was forced to get more and more involved in the game and to progress in the conversation, what made it really worth the while. I doubt that I ever been able to get through all the hidden secrets in the game, but that just speaks for its replayability value. <3 Also, let me congratulate you to making it to the 74th place in the jam, but especially to the Silver Medal in the innovation category! I had a real blast with it, that's why I had to recommend it in an article as well as I had to upload a little gameplay video of it. <3 I hope to see a new game made by you in the next Ludum Dare, because you rock! :D And even though you, Pierre, might not be totally convinced about your art style, let me tell you that I am! It's a lovely and recognizable style, which I really admire. <3

Best wishes,


This is great idea!

It makes me think about the Chinese room argument from a new perspective: even if you are a human it is still hard to distinguish yourself from AI when the output channel is limited. 

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I find this rather fun. The premise reminds me a lot of Manual Samuel.

The only thing I have left to do is learn about the Triad's plans. The rest is pretty much done.

Question,What is a QWERTY keyboard?

Question,What is a QWERTY keyboard?

I like this kind of hectic fun! I think I'm just about getting the hang of being human, now to see if I can do more than just listen...