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Manual Reference Pages  -  NSNAKE (6)

NAME

nsnake - a snake game for your terminal

CONTENTS

Synopsis
Description
Keys
     Up, k
     Down, j
     Left, h
     Right, l
Authors
Bugs

SYNOPSIS

nsnake [-cnsw] [-C color]

DESCRIPTION

You are controlling a snake where the goal is eating food spawning randomly on the screen.

There are two types of food, normal and free, respectively +, *.

The head of the snake is symbolized with an @.

Each time you eat a piece of food, the snake will be shrunk by two. If you eat a free piece of food the score will be increased but not the snake’s length.

The following options are available:
-c Disable colors, by default if the terminal is capable colors are enabled.
-C color
  Specify an alternate color between 0 and 8. (default 2)
-n Do not try to update score file.
-s Only display high score sorting by descending and exit.
-w Disable wall crossing. Can be used together with -s to show score with wall crossing disabled.

KEYS

To move the snake the following keys may be used:

    Up, k

Move to up

    Down, j

Move to down

    Left, h

Move to left

    Right, l

Move to right

    p

Suspend the game until p is pressed again.

    c

Change the color.

    q

Quit the game and save the score.

AUTHORS

nsnake was written by David Demelier <markand@malikania.fr>

BUGS

The snake seems to be faster when moving vertically, this is due to terminal character dimensions.
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