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.
Fabula is a Python game engine suitable for adventure, role-playing, and strategy games and digital interactive storytelling. It offers a client-server architecture, an event-based protocol, multiplayer and networking capabilities, a multi-threaded server, an abstract, visualization-agnostic model of a game world, an asset manager, and a plugin system. Gameplay can be recorded and played back. The code is well documented and runs on Linux and MS Windows (it should work on OS X, too, but this has not yet been tested). Fabula can be used as a library to develop your own games. As an alternative, you can use the included Pygame-based graphical editor and the default game engine.
Click'n'Drag is a Python module that introduces the "Plane" class, which extends PyGame's "Surface" functionality, offering a hierarchy of mouse-sensitive, draggable Surfaces that can be used as sprites, windows, icons, or other interactive elements. In addition, the clickndrag.gui module uses clickndrag to provide basic GUI elements like container, label, text box, option list, and button.
Ironclad: Steam Legions is a steampunk strategy game with an AI opponent. It lets you pit your strategic skills with battle tanks, infantry, artillery, and warships against a fast thinking enemy in a hex-based battle arena. It is still under development in the alpha phase. However, the game is fully playable, with a complete set of tutorial levels to master, with sound effects.
Andrew's Game aims to be a lightweight and highly expandable code base editable by anyone with a basic understanding of Python. The project has three parts: core systems, sample game, and reusable extensions. Core systems deal with the actual game mechanics; a sample game will be a template of how to use core systems and reusable extensions to create a working game. The reusable extensions can contain items and minor added functionality. Andrew's Game can implement a text-only single player RPG, which is like a MUD without support for multiple players.