infon — Program bugs to compete for food and survival


infon [-r <renderer>] [-f] [-x <width>] [-y <height>] [-v] [-h] <server[:port]>


infon is the graphical viewers for the infon game. Infon is a game which simulates the live of simple bugs who eat, propagate, eat each other and evolve. The players can not control the bugs directly but write their "intelligence" in the simple script language lua and upload it to the game using a plain telnet connection. The code can then be modified even while the game is running.

You have to specify the hostname of the server to connect to on the command line.


-r <renderer>
Renderer to use (sdl_gui,...)
-x <width>
Initial screen width
-h <height>
Initial screen height
Start in fullscreen mode
Display version information
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The server (and port) to connect to. If no port is given, 1234 is used.


infon was written by Florian Wesch <>

This manual page was written by Joachim Breitner <>, for the Debian project (but may be used by others).