Multi-user dungeons (MUD)

MUD’s are the combination of role based games, interactive fictions, player vs player interactive online chat elements, etc and thus it act as a real-time  virtual place for multiplayers. This MUD’s are not only games and chatting environment, but also used for education purposes such as researches in medical informatics, analytical chemistry, geoinfomatics, sociology, law and even in teleconferencing. But here we are discussing about the role based MUD games. Actually there are specific MUD clients, normally telenet clients and the games are listed in web portal known as MUD connector. Few famous Multi User Graphical Online Role playing MUD games are world of warcraft, ultima online, second life, Monster, Scepter of Goth, etc.  The way of MUD game is to explain an area where you are standing along with the other players, and the way to exits, available properties, etc. But, other than keyboard or mouse movement you have option to type text command to do activities or to get tools for completing task of the game. For eg. Take rifle or fire dragon is a command to type in the chat environment. Likewise a player can wish to move in any direction using keyboard or mouse or by typing its short form command. Basically arrow keys are used for the movement around any direction in the game. There are various hacks and slash are used in this type of game for getting more options while playing.

Here we are listing free and open source MUD’s available in this virtual world. Few recommended MUD Games are Arianne RPG, Dawn of Light, Worldforge, Mudlet, Polskaonline, Mundo the game, world of phaos, coffeeMud, etc. Out of this you can download few top rated games from the given below links. You can download those MUD Games freely as it is GPL’d Games.

CoffeeMud – CoffeeMud is text based MUD game engine based on full featured diku style mud game engine. It supports online game management, customizable races, 6 player races, songs, scipting abilities, etc and more.
License: Apache License
Platform: Windows
Download Website: coffeemud.org

World of Phaos – World of Phaos is a browser based online role playing mud game. This game has lot of features including purchase weapons, background music, fight with different players, etc and more.
License: GNU GPL
Platform: Windows
Download Website: worldofphaos.org

DimensioneX – DimensioneX is a free multiplayer MMORPG game engine. You can develop your dream multiplayer adventure games with this engine and can invite your friends to play. This mud game can easily integrate on any of your webpage. Hope you like this to build a game website.
License: GNU GPL
Platform: Windows
Download Website: dimensionex.net

Dawn of Light – Dawn of light is the dark age of camelot server emulator. This role playing, MUD game emulator supports framework for DAoC client. Most important features of this game emulator is that you can get DAOC server list, connect to server, know server information, client modification, etc and more.
License: GNU GPL
Platform: Windows
Download Website: dolserver.net

Mudlet – Mudlet is an open source MUD game Client. This mud game client has built in maps, MSDP support, EOR support for non GA servers and Chris’s variable GUI etc and can configure in all platform as a MUD client
License: GNU GPL
Platform: Windows
Download Website: mudlet.org