Snak

Snak

Made by stfj

Snak is Snake plus jump.

When Panic first offered me the chance to make a game for the Playdate what I was most excited about were the buttons. I know everyone is into the crank, but for me, someone who mostly makes games for touch devices, the idea of getting to work with buttons was pretty thrilling.

The biggest thing about buttons is they're self-confirming—you feel them press in. (On a touch screen device you need to make a big deal replying to player-inputs with audio, haptics, or visual cues. But with buttons, these kinds of responses aren't required by default and often are more about gamefeel than confirmation).

I wanted to design a game that built on these strengths—a game that required quick reactions and buffered inputs. I also wanted it to be small, and feel appropriate as a pack-in evergreen game. For me that meant a game I wouldn't play so much that I'd burn out on it, and one that if I picked it up again in 15 years I'd still remember how to play and how to be good at.

Snake came to mind pretty quickly and I wondered how different the game would be if you could jump over yourself... or onto yourself. How much would the game change if I added just one button?

So I tried it! And now you can try it too.

  • Code: Zach Gage (he/him)
  • Art: Neven Mrgan (he/him)

Scoreboards

Snaaaaak Class Highscores

1
2257259091194867
435
2
JimmyPlacid
359
3
YeloBoyGood
357
4
Peat
342
5
thegoodgurmain
340
6
tharu
327
7
Quinndini
306
8
HelloPlaydatePodcast
296
9
MixProgram
295
10
7ragon5ly
294

Snaaaak Class Highscores

1
2257259091194867
430
2
Valark
374
3
YeloBoyGood
371
4
thegoodgurmain
363
5
JimmyPlacid
310
6
tharu
304
7
btpoe
297
8
frankbsad
295
9
1805871634697317
290
10
jth
286

Snaaak Class Highscores

1
2257259091194867
444
2
midouest
373
3
btpoe
371
4
brianhamilton
370
5
YeloBoyGood
367
6
Valark
366
7
thegoodgurmain
363
8
frankbsad
360
9
sfiera
356
10
HelloPlaydatePodcast
342

Snaak Class Highscores

1
2257259091194867
476
2
YeloBoyGood
372
3
Valark
371
4
midouest
371
5
thegoodgurmain
361
6
JimmyPlacid
360
7
7ragon5ly
345
8
SakkyJ
340
9
itmustbemitch
327
10
HelloPlaydatePodcast
324

Snak Class Highscores

1
2257259091194867
460
2
midouest
370
3
btpoe
369
4
Samuel_Peyps
367
5
Valark
365
6
thegoodgurmain
364
7
Quinndini
361
8
JimmyPlacid
360
9
HelloPlaydatePodcast
358
10
SakkyJ
356

More cool info

  • 290.9 KB.
  • First published 06/20/2022
  • We think this game is appropriate for everyone.
  • This game uses the d-pad and A and B buttons. It requires quick reflexes as you keep playing.