ascii-invaders: Chaos at the console

All work and no play makes K.Mandla a dull person.

To that end, here’s ascii-invaders*, a game that’s likely to run on almost any terminal or console you can connect it to.

2012-12-28-solo-2150-ascii-invaders

Left, right and space to fire. That was the good old days of arcade games.

ascii-invaders is not the only Space Invaders remake out there, but I will warn you: If you don’t manage the dimensions of your screen, you’ll end up battling an enormous horde of skeletal alien ships.

I can’t beat it at 1024×768, even if it is a little laggy from redraws. I keep trying though. ;)

*I linked to AUR because the source is actually pulled from archive.org; the original home page is gone, apparently.

2 thoughts on “ascii-invaders: Chaos at the console

  1. Gutterslob

    Good to see you blogging again, Mr. Mandla.
    Looking forward to more obscure curses stuff.

    Reply
  2. Pingback: ninvaders: Combat in your console | Inconsolation

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