Swear is a game I wrote a long time ago (the original version ran on the
The game itself is the classic worm game, played in non-euclidean space -
that is to say, it is played on the surface of various
three-dimensional shapes. It's a pretty simplistic game, and it's old
enough to use no hardware acceleration of any kind, so performance may
It's multi-platform, using the Allegro library. I've built it for
Windows and Mac OS X. The Mac OS X version doesn't run all that
smoothly, though, and I recommend using
MacSwear instead. Theoretically, it should
compile on Linux machines too, if they have the Allegro library
installed, and you run
make os=unix. However, this is largely
Realistically speaking, I probably won't do much development on this
from here on out. If you want to report bugs, go ahead, but there's no
guarantee that I'll do anything about them. If you want to take the
source and run with it, go right ahead.
MilkSnake is an updated version of this same basic game
for Mac OS X, but with much improved graphics, and with music and sounds!
Here are some links to various small games and experiments I've made
and put up on the net over the years:
MacSwear is a better native port of Swear for Mac
OS X. It uses OpenGL and a Cocoa GUI. It runs much smoother than the
Allegro-based version of Swear, and it has some small graphical
The source is provided, and while the GUI part of it is heavily OS
X-centric, the game part is written in plain C++ and OpenGL, and should
be quite portable. I would very much like to see the game ported to
other platforms, so I would be very grateful if somebody did this for me!
MilkSnake is an updated version of this same basic game,
but with much improved graphics, and with music and sounds!
MilkSnake is a new take on the classical snake game. It is played on the surface of
various 3D shapes, such as a sphere, a torus and even a Möbius strip.
It has its own homepage:
Speed! is a simple first-person game where the goal is to race through a
maze as fast as possible.
Speed! is a port an old Amiga
game. It features the
original's graphics, gameplay and music. It runs on Mac OS X, Windows,
Linux and the Nintendo DS. It can probably be made to work on many other
platforms fairly easily, too.