I was just wondering if there was a command-line TUI space invaders game for Ubuntu? I am running Ubuntu GNOME 15.04.
It appears that I need coffee. So, let's try this again...
sudo apt-get install ninvaders from the terminal (directions below) and let it install. Then, to start it, simply run
ninvaders from the terminal and you don't get a big graphics filled screen and it won't scare the panda.
I'll include the original answer which is a GUI application. In case someone else is interested in playing the graphics version.
It's just your lucky day Paranoid Panda. Indeed such a critter exists and is simple to install and get running.
You can open your terminal CTRL+ALT+T and, in there, type
sudo apt-get install open-invaders and type your password. Your password will not show on the screen, will give no indicators like asterisks, and this is normal behaviour (but you know this, this is just to be complete).
After the installation is complete, in the same terminal window, type 'open-invaders' to start the game. The
-f switch makes it open in a full screen. The
-w switch makes it open in a windowed screen (sensible if you have dual screen).
You can read more about this game by going here: