How difficult could it be to make a console program that looks like this and has a game loop running on a separate thread? Any suggestions or crate recommendations are welcome!

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  • crossterm

    Cross platform terminal library rust

    For the terminal part you could use https://crates.io/crates/crossterm

  • tui-rs

    Discontinued Build terminal user interfaces and dashboards using Rust

    You could use https://crates.io/crates/tui

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  • bracket-lib

    The Roguelike Toolkit (RLTK), implemented for Rust.

    I've been doing some experiments with terminal based games and landed on https://github.com/amethyst/bracket-lib It's not exactly terminal based in the sense that it actually runs on OpenGL by default. But that's a plus imho because dealing with the bits of the terminal window that can change outside of your control (like fonts, window resize, etc) is a giant pita. It does let you swap the backend to run on crossterm if that's what you really want to do but if what you're after is the aesthetic like I am having bracket_lib handling all that makes life so much better.

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