A tetris game in C using NCURSES. It's pretty feature complete, except for stretch goals I may pick up in my free time.
My dependencies are:
libsdl_mixer1.2 for sound.
ncursesfor terminal manipulation.
To install them on Arch Linux:
sudo pacman -S sdl_mixer ncurses
To install them on Ubuntu:
sudo apt-get install libsdl-mixer1.2-dev libncurses5-dev
You will need to provide a file named
tetris.mp3 in the same directory that
you're running the game from. As I understand it, the official Tetris theme
song is legally protected in the use of games like this, so I will not be
providing or linking to that. But I'm sure you could find something! (You do
not need to provide
tetris.mp3 in order to play the game, only if you want
The controls are typical of Tetris:
- ← and →: Move the tetromino,
- ↑: Rotate (clockwise?) the tetromino,
- ↓: Immediately drop the tetromino (not a fast drop, an immediate drop),
- Q: Exit the game prematurely,
- P: Pause the game (any key to resume),
- B: "Boss mode" - show a mock terminal screen to fool nosy onlookers. Hit F1 to resume the game afterwards.
- S: Save game and exit (just assumes filename
tetris.save). To resume the game, run
bin/release/main tetris.save(or whatever you may have renamed the game save to).
- Sound effects (in addition to the theme music).
- Networked multiplayer!