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Updating Snake '97

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Feb. 21, 2018 - Willem L. Middelkoop

Few years ago my brother threw a beer on my iPhone in an Amsterdam bar. The poor thing didn't like the Dutch brew as much as I do: it died. While waiting for a new phone to arrive, I used an old one that couldn't do anything but texting, calling and... Snake! The idea for Snake '97 was born and this month it was time to update the wildly popular game.

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Wide screen gameplay is now possible thanks to the new responsive graphics
Wide screen gameplay is now possible thanks to the new responsive graphics
World champion of Snake '97 - but not for long...
World champion of Snake '97 - but not for long...
Prototype of Snake '97 running on various devices
Prototype of Snake '97 running on various devices
The actual code from Snake '97 handling distance calculation using the Pythagoras Theorem
The actual code from Snake '97 handling distance calculation using the Pythagoras Theorem
This is what the cloud looks like, dear boys and girls.
This is what the cloud looks like, dear boys and girls.
Snake '97 running on iPhone X - looking and feeling like the retro mobile phone game from the 90s
Snake '97 running on iPhone X - looking and feeling like the retro mobile phone game from the 90s

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