Open-source Project

All the infrastructure and code to host and run Battlesnake is open source. Be part of the movement to create this amazing event! More information is available on Github. Join the conversation on the Battlesnake Slack!

Can’t wait to get started on your snake? You can build a snake right now and see how well it does on All you need is:

  • A Github account. We use Github to authorize users on the play server.

  • A working snake server. There are a several starter snake servers out there that you can fork on Github and build your own. Each snake comes with instructions to deploy to Heroku for free.