WORM(6) BSD Games Manual WORM(6)
worm — Play the growing worm game
In worm, you are a little worm, your body is the "o"'s on the screen and your head is the
"@". You move with the hjkl keys and the arrow keys (as in the game snake). If you don't
press any keys, you continue in the direction you last moved. The upper case HJKL keys move
you as if you had pressed several (9 for HL and 5 for JK) of the corresponding lower case
key (unless you run into a digit, then it stops).
On the screen you will see a digit, if your worm eats the digit is will grow longer, the
actual amount longer depends on which digit it was that you ate. The object of the game is
to see how long you can make the worm grow.
The game ends when the worm runs into either the sides of the screen, or itself. The cur‐
rent score (how much the worm has grown) is kept in the upper right corner of the screen.
The optional argument, if present, is the initial length of the worm.
BSD May 31, 1993 BSD