.SNAIL File Extension

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What is an SNAIL file?

A SNAIL file is a development project created by Snail IDE, an online block-based development app based on MIT Scratch and PenguinMod. It is a ZIP-compressed archive that stores all of the project's assets, which may include a .JSON file (e.g., a project.json file), multiple .SVG files, and additional image or audio files.

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Screenshot of a .snail file in Snail IDE
SNAIL file open in Snail IDE

Snail IDE is a block-based development tool based on MIT Scratch and an extension of PenguinMod, which is also based on Scratch but adds new blocks and features. With Snail IDE, you can create simple programs, including games and animations, by dragging, dropping, and connecting code blocks. When developing your game, you can save your progress as a SNAIL project file. Snail IDE saves SNAIL files in a format similar to the .PMP files PenguinMod creates.

How to open an SNAIL file

You can open a SNAIL file with Snail IDE in your web browser. To do so, select File → Load from your computer from the program's menu bar. Then, navigate to and open your SNAIL file.

If you want to view or extract the assets a SNAIL file contains, you can do so by renaming the file's extension from .snail to .zip and opening it with a Zip utility, such as Microsoft File Explorer (Windows) or Apple Archive Utility (macOS).

How to convert an SNAIL file

Snail IDE Packager can convert SNAIL files to various file types, including the following formats:

  • .EXE - Windows Application
  • .APP - macOS Application Bundle
  • .ELF - Executable and Linkable Format
  • .HTML - Hypertext Markup Language
  • .ZIP - Zipped File
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Programs that open SNAIL files

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