Playing Screeps

 Mar 23, 2020   Post By: Sam Nolan

This post will show you how to start with screeps and what to do to connect to the server

Playing Screeps


Have you ever played an RTS like Age of Empires or Starcraft? Imagine playing that, except every time you make a move the game complains about syntax errors.

Welcome to Screeps! Screeps is a computer game. Playing it requires purchasing a client from Steam, and connecting to a server. The game is an RTS where you code your units to behave in the way that you want them to. Check out the video and description on the steam page

Is Screeps for you?

To work with Screeps, you will need a good understanding of programming, particularly in NodeJS. This knowledge doesn’t have to be complete, but I would recommend understanding the basics of modules, control structures (if, while) data structures, functions and such things.

You can substitute any of this knowledge with passion and a desire to learn, as even if you are not familiar with any of this, you can only really get better at programming

Connecting to the server

To connect to the server, open the game and connect to a “private server”

The details will be given at the launch at 6pm on 23/03/2020


I’m not going to pretend that I could explain screeps better than the tutorials on the subject. So here’s the link you want to go to:

Official documentation

It contains a written and interactive tutorial as well as an API reference on how to get started in screeps. Copy pastable code from the tutorial is here to get you started:

Example code

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