A simple snake game written in C using the ncurses library.
How to install
Cloning / Downloading
If you have git installed you can simply clone the repo using the following command.
$ git clone https://github.com/mogria/msnake.git
The advantage of using git is you can update the downloaded code simply by entering:
$ git pull
If you don't have git installed you can download a zip-file of the repository and extract it.
Compiling (only Linux & Mac)
Change into the Git-Repository (or the folder where you extracted the zip file) and enter the following commands to compile the game:
$ cmake . $ make
After you've compiled the game you can execute the file
bin/msnake to run the game.
Installing the Game to your System (only Linux & Mac)
To install this game to your system simply execute:
# make install
Note: You need root-privileges to install this to your system
The install script simply moves the file
So, if your
PATH is set correctly you can start the game using the command
To compile the game, you'll need to have
cmake installed. You'll also need the packages
libncurses5-dev if you are on a debian-based distro.
If you are not a debian-based distro and you can't compile the game, look for similar packages in the repositories of your distribution. Execute the following command (with root privileges) to in install the packages on debian-based systems:
# apt-get install cmake build-essential libncurses5 libncurses5-dev
Mac OS X
To compile the game, you'll need to have cMake.
To get cMake, go to cMake.org and download and install the latest version. If the command
cmake is a available in your Terminal you've installed cMake correctly.
You can download an old compiled win32 executeable in the download section. You can also compile the game at yourself.
To do so, you need cMake and MinGW installed. You also need to install
mingw-get. Then open the command line and enter the following commands:
> cmake -g "MinGW Makefiles" . > make
How to create debian package of msnake
You can easily create a debian package of the msnake. If a binary does not exists the script will build one. The following command is to create the debian package:
And with the following command you can install it (You need root-privileges):
# dpkg -i msnake.deb
To contribute to this awesome project, you can visit the repo on GitHub and fork it and create your own branch. You can pick a task from the TODO list below (or simply do something else). If you finished your work, create a pull request on GitHub and we'll probably merge your stuff to our repository.
This list contains stuff we want to implement or change.
- don't create the highscore file at the current directory (in $HOME/.msnake/highscores.dat ?)
- add a scroll function to the highscore? or delete low entries?
- add a possibility to clear the highscore (function already written to clear the highscore, but called nowhere)
- A Settings Menu
- More food with diffrent effects?
- a fruit which changes the direction of the snake? (or a key?)
- Better documentation of the source code
- Optimize Code
- The snake moves are inefficient, every part is moved, we should better move/copy the last part to the new position (this makes the game very slow if you have a long snake)