A multiplayer snakes game over TCP/IP.

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Multiplayer Snakes Game

Build Status License: MIT

This game is a programming assignment for CPS2003: Systems Programming, a course forming part of my B.Sc. in Mathematics and Computer Science.



This program uses Berkeley sockets together with other Unix/Linux kernel data structures, and therefore only functions properly on terminals in a Unix environment. Check whether you have ncurses installed, by running

apt -qq list ncurses-bin ncurses-base

in a terminal window. If ncurses is present, the output should produce two lines with the tag [installed] at the end. If no output is produces, then ncurses is not present and you need to install it by running

sudo apt-get install ncurses-dev

in a terminal window.


Clone the repository and run make to generate the server and client programs. Run the server (occupying port 7070) on a machine which is accessible to all clients.

Clients connect to the server by running

./client <server-ip>

in a terminal window, whose size must be at least 80 × 24 cursors.