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This article was published on March 8, 2016

    Play multiplayer TRON over SSH with this fun little hack

    Play multiplayer TRON over SSH with this fun little hack
    Owen Williams
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    Owen Williams

    Former TNW employee

    Owen was a reporter for TNW based in Amsterdam, now a full-time freelance writer and consultant helping technology companies make their word Owen was a reporter for TNW based in Amsterdam, now a full-time freelance writer and consultant helping technology companies make their words friendlier. In his spare time he codes, writes newsletters and cycles around the city.

    TRON Legacy is still one of my favorite movies and basically any mention of it automatically makes the Daft Punk soundtrack start playing in my head.

    Now there’s a tiny but amazing little game based on the original TRON’s lightcycles that you can play entirely via SSH. It’s fully multiplayer and works with your WASD keys.

    SSHTron is open-source and was built over just 20 hours at a hac -day called Brickhack in Rochester, New York.

    All you have to do to start playing the lovely ASCII game is open up a terminal and copy in `ssh sshtron.zachlatta.com’ to get your own lightcycle.

    SSHTron