Unlike what people think of and write of, Terminal game isn’t the correct term to be used; Instead, emacs game is the correct term.
Emacs version 22.1 first supports Mac OS X on June 2, 2007. The complete story of emacs can be read from wikipedia: GNU Emacs, if you’re interested.
How to Play Game with Emacs
- Open Terminal
- Execute command emacs
- Under emacs, type keystrokes Escape X
- Insert the game you want to play. There are several interesting games you can play here, such as: Tetris, Dunnet and Gomoku
- Later I will tell you where to find the listing. Now, let’s watch emacs in action
The first one I played is tetris, followed by dunnet, gomoku and the last one is 5×5.
Where to Find All Playable Games
If you’re using Leopard now, you can open your Finder and then Go to Folder (Shift Command G): /usr/share/emacs/22.1/lisp/play. Inside there you can find all playable features. But some of them are just plain animation and unfortunately, some of them cannot be played. Don’t ask me why, I also don’t know.
To jump from one game to another, use the instruction above starting from step 3. After something like M-x appears on the bottom of your Terminal, you can type in the game name and execute it.
There also other playable animations and games that are quite interesting:
- Animations : animate, life, zone
- Games : snake, solitaire, pong