AIME is a C++ MUD engine with an OO design, designed to provide utmost flexibility for the designer to create complex worlds. It has a fully-functional builder port, online interpreted specials code, and a flexible levels/quest/profession track system to allow the game owners to set up any world they can imagine.
CircleMUD is a multi-user dungeon game system (MUD). It is a derivative of DikuMUD Gamma 0.0. A MUD (Multiple User Dimension or Multiple User Dungeon) is a computer program which allows Internet users from around the world to connect to it, create fictional characters for themselves, and then interact with other real users as well as computer-generated entities in a virtual environment.
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.
Obsidian is an extensible virtual world system with a fullblown multiplayer client-server architecture. It is not a VRML2 world system, though there are plans to include VRML2 as a world data format. Note that active development on this system stopped a while ago, though the code is still available for the curious. The code may not even compile on current Linux or Irix systems.
TinyMARE (Multi-user Adventure Roleplaying Epic) is a text-based MUD server completely rewritten for efficiency using TinyMUSH and TinyMUSE as a basis for its game engine. The server is designed for creating an extensive, novelistic role-playing atmosphere supporting real-time combat, day & night, seasons, and global weather. Using a telnet client, players can log on to explore a virtual world, find magical items, learn skills and techniques, and group together to surpass obstacles you create in your own epic adventure.