MV3D is a virtual world and multi-player game framework for use with Python. It was designed with scalability in mind and is able to distribute a world across as many servers as needed while dynamically balancing the load. The simulation framework is not specifically slanted towards any one genre of online game or virtual world, and can just as easily be used for a space game as a fantasy setting. Objects on an MV3D server can be simulated using the ODE physics engine for realistic interactions. A single server is able to host thousands of of simulated objects. The client works with both the Ogre3D and Panda3D renderers.
Crossfire is a multi-player graphical arcade and adventure game made for X. It has certain flavours from other games, especially Gauntlet and the rogue-like games (Nethack, Moria, Angband, and Ragnarok). Any number of players can move around in their own window, finding and using items and battling monsters. They can choose to cooperate or compete in the same world.
antioch is a Web application for building scalable, interactive virtual worlds. Begun as a MOO-like system for building virtual worlds, the goal was to take the LambdaMOO approach to creating online worlds, and update it in hopes of attracting new players to an old idea. Like many MOO clones before it, antioch uses Python as its internal scripting language. This provides a powerful environment for game authors, while a flexible object model allows for creation of complex in-game objects.
Twisted is an event-based framework for Internet applications. It includes a Web server, an SMTP/POP3 server, a telnet server, an SSH server, an IRC server, a DNS server, a generic client/server pair for remote object access (Perspective Broker), and APIs for creating new protocols. It supports integration with GTK+, GTK+ 2, Qt, Tkinter, wxPython, Mac OS X (PyObjC) and Win32 event loops. It also supports TCP, SSL and TLS, UDP, Unix sockets, multicast, and serial ports. Supported protocols include HTTP, FTP, SMTP, POP3, IMAP, TOC, OSCAR (AIM and ICQ), SSH, DNS, IRC, NNTP, Jabber, SOCKSv4, Telnet, SIP (for VoIP), and XML-RPC and SOAP using external packages. Most protocols are supported as both servers and clients.
DevClient is a highly customizable MUD client designed to be friendly and easy to use. It features full parsing of ANSI color codes, support for aliases, macro binding, keypad navigation, MCCP 1 and 2, accounts and automatic login management, prompt parsing, logging, and more. Its functionality and graphics can be extended with simple server definition files. It can be easily translated into any language. It can detect when a new version of itself is available and upgrade itself without restarting.
MudMagic Mud Client is a GTK/GNOME multi-platform MUD client. It provides aliases, triggers, multiple connections, plugins, MCCP, ZMP, MSP, tabbed sessions, ANSI color, and a game list that can be updated from mudmagic.com. It is configurable on a per-session basis. Plugins include an automapper, database, and note pad.
ErisMUD is a MUD/MOO server/engine written in Python and supports many features: rooms, NPCs, items, player skills and stats, ANSI colors, a help system, damage/healing, etc. SQLite is used to store the data, so no files are required for building (unlike LPMUDs). Short and easy internal commands take care of the development and maintenance.