Created in 2005 by Linus Torvalds, Git is a program often used by programmers to help collaboratively develop source code. But like many programming-related topics, it can be pretty hard for the average person to learn. That's why a couple of programming experts created the free game Oh My Git! to help people understand how it works.
Created by bleeptrack and blinry, Oh My Git! is a puzzle game that was released yesterday that features a variety of real-world Git repositories. Using cards that represent various Git commands, players will be tasked with performing tasks including having multiple users work on the same repository and fixing mistakes. The overall structure of the repository changes in real-time, using a mix command cards and arrows to show how it flows. If you do happen to know Git, you can even input the commands into the console yourself simply to show that you know.
Work on Oh My Git! began in 2020 when bleeptrack and blinry noticed that there weren't any games that would let people learn Git in-depth. Their game was chosen, among others, by the Prototype Fund, an open source funding program by the German Ministry of Education and Research, to receive six months funding. The game's first prototype was released in February 2021 and expanded the game for Git beginners and veterans alike after a playtest-focused testing phase. Bleeptrack and blinry are currently looking for new funding sources and partners, and they appreciate all feedback from those interested in the game and Git in general.
Oh My Git! is available for free on itch.io and GitHub for Windows, Mac, and Linux. You can learn more about the game at its official website. The game also features the ability to make your own levels, with the instructions within the readme file.