PHP Snake Game: Manage and process the moves in a snake game

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This class can manage and process the moves in a snake game.

It can initialize the snake game and process sequences of moves in given directions.

The class returns the result of whether the snake survived traversing the given path of directions.

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The snake game is a very old game from the time of the first arcade machines.

This class can simulate the moves of the snake game to determine if the snake would survive.

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Small and simple class to play with old game called Snake. You can initiate a snake and instruct him, where to go. The system will check the path and will let you know whether snake survived or he aet himself on the way.

If everything goes well, system will return -1. If snake aet himself, system will return a number of a step when this happened.


require_once './bootstrap.php';
use \Ptx\Snake;

$snake_obj = new Snake();
$moves_2_test = [

foreach($moves_2_test as $move) {
    try {
        $result = $snake_obj->move_snake($move);

        echo $move . ': ';
        echo ($result == -1) ? 'YES' : $result;
        echo "\r\n";
    } catch(\Ptx\SnakeException $e) {
        echo $e->getMessage();

// Output

Console application

There is also a console application using the same logic. To start it, call this command

php snake.php FLERFF

System will check and will let you know.

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Accessible without login Plain text file bootstrap.php Aux. Configuration script
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  Plain text file Snake.php Class Class source
  Plain text file SnakeException.php Class Class source

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