Snake.gif from @Sebasu_tan

A good friend of mine, Seb, shared this lovely gif both on Twitter and on his blog late yesterday. While I certainly can admire the skill which appears to be demonstrated in managing to engineer such perfect paths so that there is always just enough room for the snake to move, I don't quite understand what he means when he says the snake has been 'beaten'. It wouldn't take much to beat my snake!

In any case, the funny thing is the first point that I take note of is the skill and time which would have been required in order to animate such a thing. I guess not many people would be thinking of this first. I wish I could think as an animator does.

Random trivia, my friend always held the high score for Snake on my Nokia phone, which is highly unfair. But she was always better at games than I was anyway.