A downloadable game for Windows, macOS, and Linux

"Catch all the foxes, those little foxes, before they ruin the vineyard of love, for the grapevines are blossoming!"

-- Song of Songs, 2:15

Consult the living oracle revealed to us through the I Ching or Book of Changes. Ask it a question sincerely and receive a series of divinations. But watch out for viruses! Eliminate them with your twin detonators as they emerge.

☱ = joy / 兌 or lake / 澤
☰ = force / 乾 or heaven / 天
☴ = ground / 巽 or wind / 風

In English, ☱☰☴ translates to Wind off of Heaven's Lake or Pleasure in Strong Penetration.


Keep the viruses away from the top of the screen where your health is. Drop mines with Z and X. Wait until the viruses get close and detonate the mines with the same button. Destroy multiple viruses to get score combos. Z is the left paddle, X is the right. Move back and forth with LEFT and RIGHT.

The viruses increase in number and speed after each wave, and you also recover some health. Each new wave generates a new hexagram, and its explanation scrolls in the yellow area below the health structure. These explanations are the result of your consultation with the oracle I Ching or Book of Changes.


LEFT / RIGHT: Move paddles
Z / X: Drop and detonate mines
F11: Fullscreen

Published May 26, 2014
PlatformsWindows, macOS, Linux
Made withGIMP, pygame
Tags2D, Arcade, Endless
Average sessionA few minutes
InputsKeyboard, Gamepad (any)
LinksBlog, Twitter

Install instructions

The Windows download should work without any additional libraries. Just unzip the archive and double-click the lake-of-heavenly-wind file to play.

The source requires Pygame 1.8.1+ and Python 2.6/7 to play. I haven't tested it on anything besides Debian Linux, but it should work on Windows, OS X and Linux.


Windows Version 15 MB
OS X Version 24 MB
Pygame Source/Linux 5 MB