Today I’m sharing with you a small project that I did in these last couple of days to familiarize myself a bit with bash. It is a simple tic-tac-toe game, where two (human) players can compete against each other. That’s it. The game is so basic, that the single “extra” feature it has is the capability to save and load games. Nevertheless, it was an interesting experience to write it, as it really showed the capabilities of bash, but despite the many features it provides, I still found it to be a bit limiting here and there. Of course, it was never designed to write games in, so I’m not complaining at all. Actually, I’m pretty amazed that this could be pulled off with relative ease, thus showing that the authors and maintainers of bash really did give something powerful into the hands users. So powerful in fact, that even Windows 10 started to support it through Windows Subsystem for Linux starting with build 14316 in 2016, despite having its own PowerShell for quite some time.
Anyway, the game can be found here if you would want to try it out, although it only served as a learning tool to me, so don’t expect much.
Thanks for reading, and enjoy the game (if you dare to try it out :) ).