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C# Tutorial – Create a Classic Snake Game in Visual Studio

In this tutorial, we will take an indebt consider how to create a super fun classic snake game in visual studio using C# programming language. I still remember this game from my old NOKIA phones, it has gone through lots of different iterations over the years but the game is still lots of fun. We will be creating this awesome game in Visual Studio using the Windows Form Application template. We will not be using any game engines or external libraries to make this game. All you need is any version of visual studio and you can simply follow the tutorial through.

This tutorial is based on a game created by Michiel Wouters @ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i6W-aGhlq7M. He made this awesome game and we have found it to be a very effective tool to teach coding. Therefore we are going to create a text-based tutorial around it.  Michiel has a lot more online tutorials and you should check them out.

Lesson Objectives –

  • To create a snake game in visual studio
  • To create and manage an array of snake parts in the game
  • To spawn and respawn food across the screen
  • To detect hit test with the border and snakes own body
  • Start and restart the game
  • Keep score in the game
  • Manage the project and follow good programming practice by using comments and indentation
  • Using different OOP (object-oriented programming) classes to allocate the snake body and game controls
  • Using the system PAINT event to draw and animate SNAKE parts across the screen
  • Using Keyboard events and optimising the events to respond to up, down, left and right keys

Demo –


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