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Im 11 years late to the party, and im not sure how i arrived at the party but the party is really inspiring thank you ✨


thanks and praise, Science Eye ✨👁️✨

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best "blind purchase" i made here lol. heavily recommended

p.s. what's in the pdf? i'm curious 


👁️ S C I E N C E 👁️

thanks greatly, science eye!

if i'll pay 3 more dollars, may I take a peek in it? or do I need to pay all the 10$ again by once?


oh I can absolutely send it to you!

would be lovely to make an option to buy it for 3 if you already have the game, i wonder if itch will let me do that.

i cant pay you 3$ more, because "i must pay at least 7$" for this project. but i've found that you published the file separately:

gonna buy it there


oh yes! i forgot that i did that; i should link it from here. thanks so much!

hello! is there a digital copy of SCIENCE MOUNTAIN GUIDE TO LIFE AND SCIENCE that I could get access to, I would really like to know what knowledge lay inside if only I could see for myself


I just realized that I should have a separate page for that! I will put it up soon. 

also if I could get where it is when you put it up that would be great thanks


definitely. Thanks for your patience; I am a kindergarten teacher in this iteration and I keep forgetting to do this! But it Shall Be Done. ✨👁‍🗨✨

sorry if I seem a bit impatient its just that I have been waiting for a while and just wondering when it will be up, sorry to bother


i think you have actually been Extremely Patient!! i will try to make the page my Final Accomplishment of 2022, or my First Accomplishment of 2023.

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hi i really wanna play this but no matter how many times i redownload it when i try to open it i get a pop up that says the data is currupted and turns of before it even starts. is this something you know how to deal with? thx in advance

I’m sorry to hear that! What operating system are you using? 

windows 10


Is it unzipped all the way into its own folder? Sometimes people get this kind of error if they try to run it from the zip file or the start menu. Try only running it from its own folder in Explorer. Otherwise, maybe I can send you a copy of the file that I've tested from my own computer (running Windows 10), or I can refund if all else fails :(

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launching it directly from the folder worked, thank you for the help im looking forward to get into it:)


huzzah! safe travels, Science Eye!

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No no no no no no no, I was enjoying this so much, but I picked up the dude that wants to "eat all of the pizza," and after having a few seizures and going deaf, I get kicked out of the game.  Starting back up just puts me in the pizza place with no door or console or abilities, and I have about 10s before I get tortured again.  Please, tell me there's some way out of this loop without losing all my progress!  If it's a sadistic puzzle, can you have some mercy and just give me a clue how to get rid of that idiot, because I want to go back to exploring this world!

Oh I am so sorry! Beleaguered One! I meant to respond to this.

Open o_o.ini and set one of these values to 99999:





That should revert FJORDS to a prior iteration.

Hi, I'm running into the same issue as the beleaguered one above. It looks like for me, changing those values will take people back out of the pizzaplace, but won't re-enable my abilities or put the doors and terminals back. Let me know if there's more I could do!

Absolutely love the game by the way, if I end up just having to restart to explore more, that's not the end of the world anyway

Forgive me, it has been awhile, and I am away from a terminal right now: it is possible that setting ZZZZZ (or a similar variable) to 99999 will have the desired effect.

This worked, thanks so much!


"thank u"

naw, thank YOU dude. there arent enough games like this that hide things all over the place, there arent enough games that make you feel like you're peering under the veil of reality. 

what a sick, excellent world you've made. ☻


thank YOU, intrepid science eye ❤️👁❤️

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dutiful science eye! you are delving into SCIENCE MYSTERY. read the SCIENCE MOUNTAIN GUIDE TO LIFE AND SCIENCE through the GHOST PROTOCOL and prepare for GHOST TRAVEL.

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oh god the word science doesnt look like a word anymore

so there's a code happening, ghosts are more useful than they seem, and theres something i haven't tried that i won't divulge here. got it

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passcode accepted☻

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I'm also getting the "Failed to load the game data. File seems corrupted." error when launching on Win11 via the "Launch" button in the itch app – however, if I just double-click the .exe in Explorer, it launches just fine 👍


Oh, sorry it’s not working with the itch app! It is an Old Game now, and I don’t really know how it will continue to behave as computers get more and more fussy. Glad it’s working in Explorer though! 

All good, I saw a few other folks with similar errors but I figured I'd mention that the game is still playable, most importantly 🙏

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I think I kinda played this game wrong because I didn't know how SHARECART1000 worked until just a day ago. Thankfully, it still stands up well on its own. I've had a lot of fun exploring.

EDIT: I think I just got to the end (or an end, if there's more than one) and oh boy. Oh wow. Nothing could have possibly prepared my eyes and ears for that. Thank you so much... this game was a journey and I was very glad to be on it.


Thank you for playing, gentle Science Eye ❤️❤️


Still the best game I have ever played in my life!




very original and pretty addictive, took me some time to get the hang of it, i love a game that lets you figure it out on your own. thank you!!


Thank you very much for your Exploration and Affection, Science Eye!

Hello! I saw in the Palestine bundle notes that gatekeeper needs to be disabled for Mac, but is that also the case for Big Sur/M1 Macs?  Even with disabling gatekeeper Im not able to launch.  Thanks!


I’m afraid it has been many years since I’ve had access to a Mac; I do not know what might be necessary to make FJORDS work on current osx versions :( I am sorry about this! 

No problem! Thanks!

i can't open the game, two errors appear when i launch directly from itch or using the file explorer:
"Failed to load the game data. File seems corrupted." and
"Exception Eprinter in module fjords.exe at 0002E6FA. There is no default printer currently selected."

i am on a regular installation of windows 10 64x

this is very weird and i am so sorry. i can definitely refund; did you unzip the file all the way into its own directory? it’s the only thing i can think of. :(

thanks for the offer for refund, but i don't need one, i'll keep playing around with stuff till something clicks, i appreciate your help

Of course! Let me know if you find something that works, and good luck! 


i fixed it, all i needed to do was update windows 10 since it was pretty outdated, so i'm assuming it needed something that a newer version had

oh fantastic news! ✨👁✨

Thank you,it really helps me a lot.

I'm trapped in the starting area, I haven't figured out how to leave, still love the game 10/10 <3


Hello intrepid Science Eye! have you set any parameters that are making your exit difficult? if terminal is inaccessible, you may open o_o.ini directly and change the values there (found in SHARECART1000/dat/)

best of luck and Science Blessing for you


Fjords is a puzzle exploration adventure and one of my favourite Indie experiences ever. Its a glitch space world where you need to learn the rules before you can go about solving its secrets and it sends you on an engaging journey through the unknown that only a few very rare games ever managed to evoke in my as much as Fjords does. Every aspect you unravel on your own will hold a special place in your heart. Despite its simple looking nature, the journey into Fjords is one of a kind. Take your time with this one. 5/5

More Itch Bundle impressions:
Youtube Channel:

thank you for your kind words Beautiful Science Eye ❤️❤️


I am in love with your game for what seems like 10 years already. I also build a small youtube channel and would love to have a video call with you / play a bit of Fjords footage and talk to you about it if you would enjoy that. You can check out my last one here:

If you would be interested, do let me know! 

i would love that! 

Can you write me a mail with your contact info to (email and Discord maybe?) :)
I am still finishing up some tasks for the Palestine bundle and might need to take a bit of a break then, but I'd love to get in touch with you afterwards when I find some time!


Like in 1980-s in MS-DOS.


One of the best games ever, in my humble opinion.


*singing a Science Song of Thanks*

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with a little practice and precision you can, it's by no means a softlock


Hello unfortunate SCIENCE EYE! You may repair variables directly in o_o.ini, look for switch0 - switch7 and set them to FALSE.

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i'm sorry, but how exactly does WARP work? i'm trying to nab the last pizza in the farthest corner of the world and i'm having one hell of a time doing it - is there something i'm missing? it's so finicky, it's as if i have to hope and pray i end up where i want to go!


WARP always takes you twice as far as you want to go. be encouraged, SCIENCE EYE!

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i shall! that's all i needed to hear!




So far, the game has been an amazing experience. I love the aesthetic, the mechanics, which really reminds me of actual programming (because it is programming, so this comment was a bit redundant), I love the amount of secrets around that I have yet to discover or fully explore, paths I have yet to take, and the fact that the game is not very talked about ends up working on its favor, as every discovery is genuine, an epiphany. That being said, I'd love to see if more people would like to collaborate to find our way around this hidden gem. 


Are the game have secret room. Or bonus room. I try explore with warp but iya very very hard. Really hard.


There are a few secret rooms. WARP is very powerful once you master it! You can do it!


This is stupid question, but when I want to set like waterfall it says error, any help? 


SET takes two arguments: VARIABLE to SET, and then VALUE, e.g.: SET WATERFALLS T


I love this, its so strange but so atmospheric and i cant get enough


Is pizza a metaphor?


I can only respond from my subjective experience of making this computer game and then encountering the pizzas within for playtesting purposes. For me, the pizza is real.

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the pizza is real to me c:



🍕 hooray! 🍕

Hey! The game looks great but there's no audio :(
This is on macOS high sierra, any help would be much appreciated!


Oh no! This is the first I have heard of this happening. I'm very sorry. I'll try to find a Mac I can test it on, but my guess is that the new OS isn't playing nice with the (ancient) supersound dll that I used to handle all the sound. I can certainly do a refund if you don't have another way to play it.

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Finished it, loved it <3


YAYYYYYYY *trumpet noises*

Website is down or something: 403 forbidden.


it is true: it does not exist anymore :(


Latest snapshot on Wayback Machine:


hero of the fjords


Good job! 

I love the game!  But now when I launch it, the game moves straight into the credits and then closes down.  Any way I can work around this?  Pretty sure I didn't find everything...


yes, please open README.ini and make repair to the following variables:





set all values to 99999 and restart the simulation. tyyy

I did this and ended up in an empty room, unable to do anything but walk.


Please find variable ZZZZ and set to 99999, then restart simulation. <3


Hi, I'm loving the game so far, but could you please satisfy my curiosity about something? Those variables in the readme file, what do they do, what do they control? Also, how does the whole SHARECART schtick work?

I hope you don't mind answering these questions.

Of course! Many variables in the readme file do nothing, and some of them do something. In-simulation, certain properties are controlled by variables:

-SET abilities 

-TRAVEL destinations




There might be more, but I forget. As specified in GUIDE TO LIFE AND SCIENCE VOL. 1, variable repair may be conducted by setting any variable to 99999.

Oh also! SHARECART1000 is a protocol designed to share data between simulations. All simulations read and write from the same .ini file, allowing for unexpected permutations and communication between simulations. More info on sharecart1000 compatible file conventions here:


Really love the idea of combine an exploratory plataformer game with a command line terminal!

Unfortunately, I didn't finished. I will glad any kind of (in-game) help.


thank you for playing Courageous SCIENCE EYE

type HELP at a terminal for a list of commands or

HELP [command] for more information 👁👁

More screenshot and an animated gif please for reference.


more screenshots and an animated gif for referencehere you go!


I like the colors of gren and the glitch affect a lot!!


Thank you! All the colors are sharecart1000 colors but i'm v happy with how the sprites came out.