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KSnake in KDE 3.x
Latest release2.1.22043  (Announcement)
Release dateJuly 7th, 2022
DeveloperMatthias Kiefer, Benjamin Meyer and Stas Verberkt
Code licenseGPL v2+ [1]
Media licenseGPL v2+
P. languageC++
KSnakeDuel is a free game. This means that the source code is available to be studied, modified, and distributed. Most projects look for help with testing, documentation, graphics, etc., as well.

Snake Duel for KDE (KSnake) is a snake game in the KDEGames division of KDE 4. In KDE 4.x was called KSnakeRace.


The player controls a snake which eats apples, and when all the apples are eaten must exit the level first. The player’s snake dies if its head hits a wall, another snake, itself, or a ball.

There may be other snakes (their number is configurable and may be between 0 and 99) on the field. Those other snakes may have one of the three kinds of behaviour: Random, Eater, Killer.

There may also be balls (also configurable, 0-99) bouncing between the walls of the field, and killing the player’s snake when they hit it on the head. The behaviour is one of: Dumb, Average, Killer.

The appearance of the walls is configurable and may be a solid color or one of the predefined images.

Also selectable is the level to start with.



Debian repositories include a ksnake package built for GNU/Linux from the kdegames source package.[2]

As of 25 Apr 2009, the versions of the package are:

  • 4:3.5.5-1 in etch (oldstable)
  • 4:3.5.7-2~bpo.1 in etch-backports
  • 4:3.5.10-1 in lenny (stable), squeeze (testing) and sid.

The game version in Lenny is 0.4.0.

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