Terminal Games

Play tetris, pong, snake, solitaire, and more on Terminal with emacs

June 6, 2021

Open Terminal, then copy and paste the following commands to play the game:

  • Tetris:
    emacs -q --no-splash -f tetris
  • Pong:
    emacs -q --no-splash -f pong
  • Snake:
    emacs -q --no-splash -f snake
  • Solitaire:
    emacs -q --no-splash -f solitaire
  • Doctor:
    emacs -q --no-splash -f doctor
  • Life:
    emacs -q --no-splash -f life
  • Dunnet:
    emacs -q --no-splash -f dunnet

Examples

Tetris

Open Terminal, type in emacs -q --no-splash -f tetris, and hit Return:

Pong

emacs -q --no-splash -f pong

To control the

  • Right player: use the up and down arrow keys
  • Left player: use the 4 and 6 keys (or left and right arrow keys)

Snake

emacs -q --no-splash -f snake

Doctor

emacs -q --no-splash -f doctor

Speak to a doctor psychotherapist.

Dunnet

emacs -q --no-splash -f doctor

Dunnet is a text-based adventure game.