Project in C Skill Tree

Creating a Snake Game in C


In this project, you will create a simple snake game in C using the `ncurses` library. The game will be a terminal-based application.



In this project, you will learn how to create a simple snake game in C using the ncurses library. This classic game involves controlling a snake to eat food, grow longer, while avoiding collisions with walls and itself. The functionality of the game is broken down into several key components: initialization, game loop, snake movement, collision detection, and so on. By the end of this project, you will have a basic snake game that can be run on a terminal.

👀 Preview

Snake Game

🎯 Tasks

In this project, you will learn:

  • How to implement the game loop for updating the snake's position and handling user input.
  • How to create functions to initialize the game, draw the game window, and display game over messages.
  • How to implement collision detection to check for collisions with walls, the snake's own body, and food.
  • How to develop features such as increasing the snake's length when it eats food.

🏆 Achievements

After completing this project, you will be able to:

  • Use the ncurses library in C to create a terminal-based game.
  • Implement game logic, including updating game state and handling user input.
  • Create and manipulate data structures to represent game objects, such as the snake and food.
  • Implement collision detection to provide game rules and determine when the game should end.




Labby is the LabEx teacher.