Terminal game: Drive a car on the moon with moon-buggy

Not that many games on the command line are there? Well, here is one for you, moon-buggy. I could have included a fancy cover art, like commodore games in 80s and computer games in the 90s had a very graphical cover and then the game itself hadn’t that impressive graphics. Command line games are also very limited anyway, so I just made a screenshot.

The game

Moon-buggy is a simple character graphics game, where you drive some kind of car across the moon’s surface. Unfortunately there are dangerous craters there. Fortunately your car can jump over them!


How do I play?

  • Space or j makes your car jump. The length of a jump is fixed and you can only start a new jump, while the wheels have contact to the ground.
  • a or l fires the mining laser. The laser is used to remove stones, which may block your way.
  • q quits the game prematurely. But you still keep your score and may enter the highscore list.

How do I install it? In Ubuntu:

sudo apt install moon-buggy

Enjoy the moon ride!