QTads is a cross-platform multimedia interpreter for Tads (Text Adventure Development System) games. Both Tads versions in use today (Tads 2 and Tads 3) are supported. It should be easy to port to a range of platforms, including embedded devices. MIDI, Ogg Vorbis, MP3, and WAV sound formats are supported.
FrobTADS is a complete rewrite of the Unix console-version of TADS ("Text Adventure Development System"). It uses curses (or ncurses) and provides an interpreter to play games developed with TADS as well as the TADS 2 and 3 development tools. It adds support for a number of relatively recent user interface features including full support for text and background colors, TADS 3 banner windows, and timed input. It's also much more portable and more easily maintainable, as it's built to modern Unix standards.
AzureGE is a multi-platform OpenGL and OpenAL-based game engine. It has built-in support for I/O, threading, and networking, a particle system, a material generator, a texture generator, and a mesh/terrain generator. It is intended mainly for creating role playing games, but can also be used for other types of game.
openDarkEngine is a from-scratch rewrite of the famous Dark Engine originally written by Looking Glass Studios. The engine was used in the Thief 1, Thief Gold, Thief 2, and System Shock 2 games. This rewrite is targeted at newer machines and should improve compatibility and give the games (and all the fan made material) a never ending life. It should also allow manipulation of the original data files.
The Gluon project is an open framework for creating and distributing games, supporting the flow of the idea all the way from the author to the player of the finished game. The current goal for the first stable release is to create games using 2D graphics. The reasoning behind this is that the niche for this type of visual is very large and so far untapped by specialized tools. In the world of 3D games there are solutions such as Unity3D, which provide a distribution system, but in the 2D game development world there are no tools to provide a complete ecosystem for creation, distribution, and feedback gathering. The three main audiences of Gluon are game creators, game players, and application programmers. Each of these are a user of one of the tools.