I'm looking for a game that helps to learn the very basic commands of Linux/Ubuntu in a fun way (somehow like vim-adventures).

The game should be user-friendly to someone who has never touched Ubuntu before.

  1. The game must run on Windows 8 or run online.
  2. It would cost less than $100.
  3. Must be character oriented.
  4. Big plus if it contains a trial version before the payment (trying n levels for free).
  5. Can be saved for playing in different times.
  6. Must contain at least the very basics of the commands.
  7. Ideally it would be 3D, but it is ok if it was 2D.
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    "commands" as, the command line?
    – Braiam
    Commented Aug 9, 2014 at 11:59
  • 1
    @Braiam yes something like apt-get and rm
    – user7001
    Commented Aug 9, 2014 at 15:10

1 Answer 1


There is Terminus.


It has the following features:

  1. Runs online.
  2. It is free.
  3. It is character oriented.
  4. It saves automatically.
  5. It contains the basic commands.
  6. It is 2D

Additionally, you might be interested in this question: https://askubuntu.com/questions/337300/are-there-any-games-which-can-train-people-to-learn-terminal-commands

  • Terminus is highly idiosyncratic. Not sure it will teach anyone to use a linux command line. It does get you to not be afraid of typing, though!
    – jrw32982
    Commented Aug 28, 2018 at 17:27
  • @jrw32982 actually you dont really have to type a lot. just press the first letter and press tab.
    – Mohammad
    Commented Aug 30, 2018 at 20:33

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