rockdodger — dodge and blow up rocks with your spaceship


rockdodger [options]


This manual page documents briefly the rockdodger game.

Use the space key to start a new game. You have to dodge the rocks that come flying in from the right. By shooting at them with your laser you can heat them until they explode. The shield makes you invincible while you keep it activated. Both shield and laser have a limited power supply which recharges only slowly.

Keyboard controls

Cursor keys
Move spaceship in the given direction.
Setup screen.
Fire laser.
Activate shields.
Pause/unpause game.
Quit game.


Show summary of options.
Run in full screen mode (default).
Run in window mode.
Provide the width of the rockdodger screen.
Provide the height of the rockdodger screen.
Use keyboard only, disable joystick.
Run in silent mode (no sound).
Please show me always the intro.
Provide a rockdodger parameter file. Certain aspects of the game may be changed using this parameter file. This is an IFF FORM ROCK file.


This manual page was written by Andreas Bombe <> and RPK, for the Debian GNU/Linux system (but may be used by others).