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Snake looks even harder to play on a hacked keyboard

Snake is a simple, classic game that challenges players to move a pixel forward without running into obstacles, walls or their own ever-growing tail. It's found a home on arcades, mobile phones and computers, but a software developer upped the challenge by playing on a hacked keyboard.

In a video on YouTube, user Spritetm's channel demonstrates how tricky Snake can be on a keyboard. Spritetm, a self-proclaimed "hacker of all kinds of electronics things by night," retooled a Coolermaster Quickfire Rapid-I to play. Detailed steps on how Spritetm hacked and programmed the keyboard are available on Sprites mods.

"While the default firmware in the Rapid-I isn't half bad by itself, there are more things you can do with the keyboard than what Coolermaster thought of," the hacker wrote.

"With this hack, apart from playing Snake, any programmer can theoretically think up effects to run on the keyboard. I hope I even made it a bit safer to use too: the requirement to physically press a combination of keys should make it harder for anyone malicious targeting this keyboard."

Check out the video above to see the game in action.