Snake game made in Go! 🐍


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This is a Terminal based snake game made by tristangoossens. GitHub followers
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Documentation can be found at

Run on
Snake on

The game

Here is a GIF of the second version of the game! For version 1 click here.


Game settings

Here is a demo on how the game settings panel works. for more information on this click here.


Save score

You need to clone the repository in order to use this function, for more information click here.


How to play

There is a handful of ways to play snake

  • Install the package
  • Install from itch (Windows) Snake on
  • Play on repl (online IDE) Run on
  • Clone the repository

Install the package

First of all you will need Go, you can find more information here.

When you have installed Go, you will need to install the game:

go get

Then play it using the following command:


Cloning the repository

Cloning the repository is useful if you want to change any of the code or save your highscores to the markdown file.

How to clone:

git clone

Then play it using:

go run run.go

Bucket list for future versions

  • Implementation of the skull mechanic
  • Implement game difficulty options: easy, normal, hard
  • Add a setting panel for a user to change the color of the snake, food and border
  • Implement a restart button / quit button on gameoverscreen
  • Add score to Gameover screen
  • Add instructions to the sidepanel
  • (could)Create to save highscores. (markdown file)
  • Create a binary release
  • Add test files for all game file
  • Rework title and gameover screens


  • Release


    I see a release is here:

    but not here:

    opened by ghost 11
  • Add try it on badge

    Add try it on badge

    If you're interested I got this to run on so users can try it online.

    opened by amasad 6
  • adding new run on badge

    adding new run on badge

    Hey! We're updating the badge:

    • it looks much nicer now
    • every user get a copy of the repo, so you don't have to rely on my repl and it will stay current with master
    • config is persisted in the repo in a .replit file
    opened by amasad 2
Tristan Goossens
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