A very simple arcade game

Latest Release: 2.0.2


About Ski

Some Python 3 silliness: arcade action circa 1980 courtesy of ncurses.

Back in the day, I saw something like this running on the school Research Machines 380Z. It was fast and fun, so I remade it from the ground up on my Dragon 32. I’ve hacked it up on various machines since, but not for a very long while. A year or so ago, in a moment of nostalgia, I came back to it and rewrote it (again), this time for Python 2. Since then I’ve updated it to Python 3.

How to Play

Just ./

Hit Space to change direction. Avoid the green trees. Hit the red trees for a brief period in ghost mode — you’ll pass safely through the trees. Just keep going for as long as you can.

Ski in action: hit those virtual slopes...

Mind the trees!

Source Code

You can view Ski’s source code at GitHub.

Release Notes

  • 2.0.2 7 January 2021
    • Updated for Python 3.
    • New colour scheme, ‘graphics‘ and features.
    • Done ages ago; only now released.
  • 1.0.0 30 March 2019
    • Initial release.

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