Would You Like to Play a Game of VIM-Adventures?

Vim AdventuresI’ve been meaning to write something up about VIM-Adventures.com as a reference for student and professional security analysts alike who want to learn VI(M) or take their skills to the next level (you are learning to master Linux, right?). According to the website “VIM Adventures is an online game based on VIM’s keyboard shortcuts. It’s the ‘Zelda meets text editing’ game.”

When I played around with this game a year or so ago, they only had a few levels available but since then the developer, Doron Linder, has added significant updates. Additions include the final level, making 13 in all, and a host of other features, such as login capability, user statistics, and an in-game help system. Be sure to checkout their Facebook page for details on what each level focuses on and new features.

VIM Adventures is an online game based on VIM’s keyboard shortcuts (commands, motions and operators). It’s the “Zelda meets text editing” game. It’s a puzzle game for practicing and memorizing VIM commands (good old VI is also covered, of course). It’s an easy way to learn VIM without a steep learning curve.

You play a blinking cursor appearing one day in a semi text based world of Textland inhabited by little people but ruled by bugs. You soon discover that your arrival was foretold by an old prophecy and that you’re expected to restore order to the world (in case you didn’t make it to level 2 yet…).

You start the game with only the ability to move up, down, left, and right. As you progress, you talk to people and collect items and keyboard buttons. Each keyboard button adds to the set of commands you can give the cursor, until you master VIM.

You can also perform operations such as login, load and save game and others using the in-game menu at the bottom of the screen. For a complete list of commands you can type in the command line mode, please type ‘:help :’ (without the quotes).

These instructions are all you need to know. Hints scattered throughout the game help you and ease the learning process. You can’t advance to the next level until you master a skill!

Continued here (:help to view).

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Today’s post pic is from Engadget.com. See ya!

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