Snayke: an action-puzzler inspired by the ancient mobile phone game

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In the dark, dark period known as the late 90s, mobile phones used to be about two things: TEXTING IN ALL CAPS, and playing Snake. You don't see much of that any more now that everyone and their mum has an iPhone, but Snake is finally making a comeback with slime73's excellently titled Snayke .

While there's a Classic mode available for those who just want to relive the similarly monikered mobile game of yore, Snayke embiggens the concept with 100+ levels featuring obstacles such as linked blocks and teleporters. You can also create your own with the included level editor. It's all set to a wonderfully serene soundtrack that offsets the increasingly frantic action rather nicely.

At £2.99, it's hardly going to break the bank, but if you're on the fence there's a demo on the official site. The full game's available for download at Desura, while the peaceful piano-electronica soundtrack can be enjoyed independently here . If that's not enough serpentine action, we've also addered a gameplay trailer below.

Tom loves exploring in games, whether it’s going the wrong way in a platformer or burgling an apartment in Deus Ex. His favourite game worlds—Stalker, Dark Souls, Thief—have an atmosphere you could wallop with a blackjack. He enjoys horror, adventure, puzzle games and RPGs, and played the Japanese version of Final Fantasy VIII with a translated script he printed off from the internet. Tom has been writing about free games for PC Gamer since 2012. If he were packing for a desert island, he’d take his giant Columbo boxset and a laptop stuffed with PuzzleScript games.