nsnake – A Snake Game You Can Play from Terminal in Linux

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A quick demo on the snake game – nsnake.

You must be familiar with the retro snake game if you have ever used the old Nokia mobile phones. During those “ancient” days, this game took away long hours from game crazy persons. The game looks so minimal but very addictive sometimes.

nsnake – a terminal based game is available now for Linux, Ubuntu based derivatives, other systems which you can start playing from your terminal. The game comes with various terminal controls such as arcade mode, speed control, level controls etc.

Lets have a look. This is how the game looks like in terminal:

nsnake – Playing mode in Ubuntu

Looks cool, isn’t it? Here are the some of the options as well.


  • Arkade Mode
  • Creation of Levels, your own defined levels
  • Control of Speed, walls , fruits, scroll delay
  • Keyboard customization


Lets see how you can install this game and start playing.

How to Install nsnake in Ubuntu

To install nsnake in Ubuntu and its derivatives, run below command from terminal and provide password when prompted.

sudo apt install nsnake

Once installed, just type nsnake from terminal and the game should start playing. Enjoy.



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