Gaming in the Terminal

  • Dwarf Fortress

    Free Mac Windows Linux Website

    Dwarf Fortress is a single-player fantasy simulator with two modes: fortress and adventure.


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  • NetHack

    Free Mac Windows Linux Web Android ... Website

    NetHack is a single player dungeon exploration game that runs on a wide variety of computer systems, with a variety of graphical and text interfaces all using the same game engine. Unlike many other Dungeons & Dragons-inspired games, the emphasis in NetHack is on discovering the detail of the dungeon and not simply killing everything in sight - in fact, killing everything in sight is a good way to die quickly. Each game presents a different landscape - the random number generator provides an essentially unlimited number of variations of the dungeon and its denizens to be discovered by the player in one of a number of characters: you can pick your race, your role, and your gender.


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  • SSHTron

    Free Web Self-Hosted Website

    SSHTron is a multiplayer lightcycle game that runs through SSH. Just run the command below and you'll be playing in seconds:

    $ ssh

    Controls: WASD or vim keybindings to move (do not use your arrow keys). Escape or Ctrl-C to exit.

    Gameplay will vary based on the terminal client. The following provide some great results:

    For Linux/Mac: Small Terminator iconTerminator
    For Windows: Small MobaXterm iconMobaXterm

    Also playable via Bash/Ubuntu on Windows.


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