Classic snake game on the terminal; made with C++ and ncurses.
nsnake is a clone of the classic snake game that we all used to
play on our cellphones. You play this game on the terminal,
with textual interface.
Here's some features:
- Customizable gameplay, appearance and key bindings
- GUI-like interface with nice animations
- Levels - create your own easily;
- Lots of possible game modes; teleport, scroll map, random walls, etc. Scores are saved for each setting.
The keybindings are completely customizable on the in-game menus. The default ones are:
|Arrow Keys||Moves the snake|
|q||Quits the game at any time|
|p||Pauses/Unpauses the game|
|h||Show help during game|
All user settings are located at
nSnake looks out for level files on
~/.local/share/nsnake/levels. By default
it installs stock levels on
/usr/share/games/nsnake/levels, so make sure to
copy them before playing.
Levels have a
.nsnake extension and are simple text files. The file
format is very easy to edit; check out the wiki for a quick guide.
nSnake only depends on
ncurses; it's used to show cute things on the terminal.
Make sure you have the package ncurses dev. Note that it's not the default that comes with your distro.
|Arch Linux||comes by default|
If you know the means to install on other distros, please tell me.
Briefly, the following shell commands should configure, build and install this package on the default directories:
$ make $ [sudo] make install
If you want to test it before installing, do:
$ make run
Then, it's simple:
$ man nsnake $ nsnake
INSTALL.md for more info.
Hello there, I'm Alexandre Dantas (kure)!
Thanks for downloading and playing this game, I'm very glad you had interest on this humble project.
You can send me comments, bugs, ideas or anything else by email. And if you have time, please visit my blog!
- My email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- My homepage: http://alexdantas.net/
- Mu blog: http://alexdantas.net/stuff
I'd appreciate any commentary - even if it's just "Hello, I play your game!".
Some interesting links if you're interested on nsnake:
Also, it's all over the web!
- Source on GitHub
- Source on Bitbucket
- Source on Sourceforge
- Source on Google Code
- Source on Gitcafe
- Package on Debian
- Package on Fedora
- Package on Arch Linux (AUR)
- Package on Slackware (SlackBuilds)
Firstly, I'd like to thank you for playing this game. Hope you liked it!
The game was mainly done by me, but a lot of people helped me in
many ways. There's a list of them on the
AUTHORS file, and you
can see people's contributions to the code here.
Throughout the nsnake development, I found very interesting sources of ideas; small games made in C, textual games with ncurses, and stuff like that.
I raise my hat to:
nInvaders: A space invaders-like game using ncurses.
- homepage: http://ninvaders.sourceforge.net
- comments: "Thanks for the inspiration. If I haven't installed this in first place, I'd never have the idea for nsnake"
pacman4console: A console-based pacman game.
- homepage: http://doctormike.googlepages.com/pacman.html
- comments: "The way this package was organized is incredible. Thanks for the general packaging ideas"
vadorz: An addicting ncurses space-invaders game.
- homepage: http://code.google.com/p/vadorz/
- comments: "This package is awesome, 'cause it uses ncurses AND pdcurses to be able to play in Windows and GNU/Linux"
snake4: Fruit-eating snake game
- homepage: http://shh.thathost.com/
- comments: "Thanks for the Makefile ideas. It's very well-written."
ASCII Generator: A generator of awesome ASCII text arts
- homepage: http://www.network-science.de/ascii/
Text ASCII Art Generator: Another awesome ASCII text generator
- homepage: http://patorjk.com/software/taag/
- comments: "I've used the Modular font to display the Game Over screen"
nsnake - The classic snake game with ncurses. Copyright (C) 2011,2014 Alexandre Dantas
nsnake is free software: you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation, either version 3 of the License, or any later version.
This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the GNU General Public License for more details.
You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License along with this program. If not, see http://www.gnu.org/licenses/.