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      galaxis - rescue lifeboats lost in interstellar space


      Lifeboats from a crippled interstellar liner are adrift in a
      starfield. To find them, you can place probes that look in all eight
      compass directions and tell you how many lifeboats they see. If you
      drop a probe directly on a lifeboat it will be revealed immediately.
      Your objective: find the lifeboats as quickly as possible, before the
      stranded passengers run out of oxygen!

      This is a UNIX-hosted, curses-based clone of the nifty little
      Macintosh freeware game Galaxis. It doesn't have the super-simple,
      point-and-click interface of the original, but compensates by
      automating away some of the game's simpler deductions.

      To run it, simply type `galaxis'. The game screen includes a
      description of all commands, including `?' for detailed help.

      The Macintosh game was designed and written by Christian Franz
      <>. This version was cloned by Eric S. Raymond
      <>. See ESR's home page at
      m[blue][] for updates and other resources.

      This really ought to be an X game, but that would have been too much
      like work.

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