Snake: Flash game + tutorial

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Snake tutorialThis version of the classic game of Snake is remarkable in that it comes with source code and a complete tutorial explaining the code by its author, Strille of Sweden. Available on his website, the tutorial is a great way for anyone to get started programming games in Flash. The code is simple and straightforward for even a novice to understand, and it features an excellent design, as well as some very good examples of maintaining game state data in arrays.

The link to the game, also from Strille's website, is an enhanced version of the one featured in the tutorial. Included is a high score list with which you can view an instant replay of any of the games in the list. Simply click the "view" link next to the score you want to see the replay for. The enhanced version also features an instant replay of your own game once you finish. Kudos to Strille for both sharing his code, and for the excellent additions to this classic game. Click.


Strille has also written snake game in 746 bytes and tetris in 1kB, which are amazing.


i need some help
i'm a student
i need help me to gets code of snake and must using java programmig include Threads

Matthew Huffaker May 17, 2005 8:18 PM

my name is matthew huffaker and i am having truble writing a pregream and , it would be greatly appriciated if you could send me the code for the snake game for a visual Basic. That would be greatly Appriciated


hahahaha! Sure, I'll get right on that.


hey, ive been looking for source code of any simple game that requires control of the mouse of arrow keys. im really into trouble. if you could help me it would be a great help.


this game is too tough.can't have my fingers right on the target..sighn


i'm trying to build a game similar to snake and i understand a fair bit of actionscript but i was wondering if someone could fill me in on how to make a "hitTest" action to make the square move to a different location.
Thank You


Hi John,

hitTest is a method of a MovieClip that tests to see if two MCs are overlapping anywhere.

When you say you're looking for a "hitTest action" what exactly do you mean by that? Do you mean simply when hitTest returns true that you want to move the square (what square?) to a different location?

If so, then all you do is set the square's _x and _y properties, which describe where on the stage it is located.

For example:

if(myMovieClip.hitTest(mySquareMC)) {
  mySquareMC._x = someNewLocationX;
  mySquareMC._y = someNewLocationY;


Hi...i m a student i need to get the code 4 multi snake or if possible code 4 a snake that moves on voice commands.



hai! iam yuva, iam interested in developing Flash games and webdesign. kindly send me some interested gaming with sourcefiles/tutorials


What are you all talking about codes? I don't get it there is like codes in every single game in this whole entire website. Can someone please explain to me about these codes and how you do them PLEASE!!!!!!!!


What I don't understand is that people sometimes spend hours playing this. I don't get that they can be so bored...


hi, i'm a begginer in Flash. i need help, pls can you help me arrange for an actionscript book - used one.
pls help me. pls, i beg you.
thank you and God bless.

Anonymous July 29, 2007 6:25 AM

it wont let me get on the game!! it just shows a little box thing up at the top left corner!!! HELP!!


I am having problems when I removed the movie clips. I made a new level but I can not attach or reduplicate the orignal movie clip
for (var i =0; i {
_root["movieclip" +i].removeMovieClip();
The fallowing scene says you have finish the first level. Next to continue
In the next level I want to update movie clips to more enemies, but however the movie clips donot show up.
_root.attachMovie("movieclip", "moviecli2",34)

Anonymous June 2, 2010 5:51 PM

I'm Pierre and I have like 5 hours to make a snake game, I already have the full script and I'm using Macormedia Flash Professional 8 but I can't play the game with the script alone and I need help to make sure it works for tomorow.



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