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See the classic game Snake played on a keyboard

Snake on a keyboard

Snake has been kicking around in various iterations since the mid-70s, and most of us have either played it, or have seen it played, in one form or another. (The Light Cycles in Tron? That's Snake.) It was a popular game on early personal computers, back when they came with BASIC installed and you'd spend hours typing in programs from magazines (and then many more hours trying to figure out where you screwed up.) In those pre-controller days, Snake was played with a keyboard, but now, thanks to the magic of modern technology, you can actually play it on a keyboard.

Snake on a Keyboard, which is what it would be called if I had anything to say about it, was created in C# by YouTuber Mythic Maniac, who says in the notes on Github that while it's only tested on the Corsair K70 RGB keyboard, “there's a high possibility of it working with others as well.” The Github notes also contain instructions for installing and running the game, and the caution, “I never intended to release this at all, so the source might have some silly things lying all over the place. If you choose to clone this and use for your own purposes, you might want to clean this up a bit.”

I guess this is why they call it a “gaming keyboard,” eh? Eh?

Boy, tough crowd. Let us know in the comments if you get Snake on a Keyboard running on other hardware.

Thanks, Kotaku.

Andy Chalk

Andy has been gaming on PCs from the very beginning, starting as a youngster with text adventures and primitive action games on a cassette-based TRS80. From there he graduated to the glory days of Sierra Online adventures and Microprose sims, ran a local BBS, learned how to build PCs, and developed a longstanding love of RPGs, immersive sims, and shooters. He began writing videogame news in 2007 for The Escapist and somehow managed to avoid getting fired until 2014, when he joined the storied ranks of PC Gamer. He covers all aspects of the industry, from new game announcements and patch notes to legal disputes, Twitch beefs, esports, and Henry Cavill. Lots of Henry Cavill.