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Unix ASCII games

Feel free to submit pull requests to add new games and improve information about those already in the database.

How to contribute

Check games.yaml out. All information is inside, and you should more or less understand what's going on by reading it. Sorting is alphabetical.

Simplest way to contribute: edit games.yaml, and then your changes will be submitted as a pull request.

Use this template:

- name: hangman
  url: https://man.openbsd.org/hangman.6
  info: computer version of the game hangman
  screencast:
  play:
  • name: Name of the game
  • url: URL of main page
  • info: free text with game description
  • screencast: link to screencast (for example on asciinema)
  • play: server hostname where game is available via telnet or ssh

License

CC0 Public Domain

To the extent possible under law, Sergey Bronnikov has waived all copyright and related or neighboring rights to this work.

0verkill

asciicast

is bloody 2D action deathmatch-like game.

Website: https://github.com/hackndev/0verkill

2048

asciicast

is a clone of 2048 game.

Website: https://github.com/mevdschee/2048.c

Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2048_(video_game)

2048-cli

asciicast

is a clone of 2048 game.

Website: https://github.com/Tiehuis/2048-cli

Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2048_(video_game)

2048-SSH

is a clone of 2048 game.

Website: https://git.causal.agency/play

Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2048_(video_game)

Play: ssh play@ascii.town

n2048

asciicast

is a clone on the highly addictive sliding puzzle 2048. Slide the tiles together to combine them, until you reach the highest one.

Website: http://freshmeat.sourceforge.net/projects/n2048

Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2048_(video_game)

ASCII patrol

is a clone of "Moon Patrol" game.

Website: http://ascii-patrol.com/

Play: http://ascii-patrol.com/area51/ascii-patrol-html5.html

aburatan

is a roguelike game of Cowboy Knights and Lurking Horror.

Website: http://aburatan.sourceforge.net/

ad astra

is a turn-based space strategy game.

Website: https://code.google.com/archive/p/ad-astra-game/

adom

is a roguelike game ADOM (Ancient Domains of Mystery).

Website: https://www.adom.de/

Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ancient_Domains_of_Mystery

adventure

is an exploration game. It's a BSD game.

Website: https://man.openbsd.org/adventure.6

Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Colossal_Cave_Adventure

Play: https://grack.com/demos/adventure/

alienrl

is a tactical roguelike game, inspired by the "Aliens" movie.

Website: https://alien.chaosforge.org/

alienwave

asciicast

is a clone of Space Invaders game.

Website: https://www.alessandropira.org/alienwave/aw.html

Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Space_Invaders

allureofthestars Screencast

is a roguelike and tactical squad combat game.

Website: http://www.allureofthestars.com/

angband

is a single-player dungeon exploration game.

Website: https://rephial.org/

Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Angband_(video_game)

anonymine

asciicast

is a clone of Minesweeper game solvable without guessing, and the only with von Neumann neighbourhoods.

Website: https://oskog97.com/projects/anonymine/

Play: ssh play@anonymine-demo.oskog97.com -p 2222; Password is "play"

aop

asciicast

Ambassador of Pain (aop). A very nice and challenging arcade game.

Website: https://raffi.at/view/code/aop

Apple Trek

is a clone of Star Trek game.

Website: http://peyre.x10.mx/GWBASIC/index.htm#AppleTrek

Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Apple_Trek

arkanoid-bash

asciicast

is a clone of arcade game Arkanoid.

Website: https://github.com/bolknote/shellgames/blob/master/arcanoid.sh

Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arkanoid

arkanoid.py

Arkanoid is an arcade game developed by Taito in 1986. Written in Python.

Website: https://blog.yjl.im/2015/12/arkanoid-example-from-pygamii-ascii.html

Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arkanoid

arkanoid-sed

Arkanoid is an arcade game developed by Taito in 1986. Written in Sed.

Website: http://sed.sourceforge.net/local/games/arkanoid.sed.html

Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arkanoid

arithmetic

asciicast

Quiz on simple arithmetic. It's a BSD game.

Website: https://man.openbsd.org/arithmetic.6

asciijump

asciicast

The ski-jumping ASCII game.

Website: http://freshmeat.sourceforge.net/projects/asciijump

ASCIIpOrtal

ASCIIpOrtal is a text based puzzle game inspired by the popular video game.

Website: https://github.com/cymonsgames/ASCIIpOrtal

ASCII-Chess

Chess program with AI having a vintage linux terminal interface.

Website: https://github.com/Parigyan/ASCII-Chess

asciisector

Free space combat/exploration/trading game.

Website: http://www.asciisector.net/

astwar

Astwar is a ncurses based game that features two little ships on each side of the screen shooting each other.

Website: https://savannah.nongnu.org/projects/astwar

atc

asciicast

Air traffic controller game. It's a BSD game.

Website: https://man.openbsd.org/atc.6

avanor

Rogue-like game with easy ADOM-like user interface.

Website: http://avanor.sourceforge.net/

awkaster

Pseudo-3D shooter written completely in gawk using raycasting technique

Website: https://github.com/TheMozg/awk-raycaster

backgammon

A backgammon game; you can play against the computer. It's a BSD game.

Website: https://man.openbsd.org/backgammon.6

Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Backgammon

bashmaze

asciicast

A maze game written completely in shell-script.

Website: https://github.com/phoemur/bashmaze

bastet

asciicast

Bastet (short for Bastard Tetris).

Website: http://fph.altervista.org/prog/bastet.html

Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tetris

battleships

asciicast

Uses character-cell graphics with a visual point-and-shoot interface.

Website: http://www.catb.org/~esr/bs/

Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battleship_(game)

battlestar

A tropical adventure game. It's a BSD game.

Website: https://man.openbsd.org/battlestar.6

bcd

asciicast

Punched card. It's a BSD game.

Website: https://man.openbsd.org/bcd.6

Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Punched_card

beasts

The game Beasts is a Linux version of the old DOS game called Beast.

Website: https://peteg.org/beasts/beasts.html

Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beast_(video_game)

Behacked

Matching game with the goal of getting a group of four connected gems, written with ncurses.

Website: https://github.com/Pentachoron-Labs/Behacked

Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bejeweled

beyond the tesseract

A highly conceptual game in which you interact with abstract concepts and mathematical entities as if they were tangible.

Website: https://www.wurb.com/if.php/game/211

Play: telnet or ssh on sdf.org

blocks

A block-based puzzle game.

bluemoon

asciicast

The Blue Moon card solitaire.

Website: http://www.catb.org/~esr/bluemoon/

bj

a black-jack card game.

Play: telnet or ssh on sdf.org

BootMine

Bootable minesweeper game in a 512-byte boot sector.

Website: https://github.com/io12/BootMine

Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Minesweeper_(video_game)

BootRogue

asciicast

is a roguelike game that fits in a boot sector (510 bytes).

Website: https://github.com/nanochess/bootRogue

boggle

Word search game. It's a BSD game.

Website: https://man.openbsd.org/boggle.6

Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boggle

Play: telnet mud.darkerrealms.org 2000

bombardier

asciicast

Clone of the old Blitz16 game on Commodore 16/Plus 4.

Website: https://packages.debian.org/en/sid/i386/games/bombardier

boulder dash

A Boulder Dash game clone for your favorite terminal. You are trapped in the CAVEZ of PHEAR, your mission is to escape through all the caves and make it out alive. To escape through a cave you will have to find all the diamonds located in it. Once you've found all the diamonds, their powers combined will help you get to the next cave, one step closer to freedom.

Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boulder_Dash

bowling

asciicast

Python bowling game using the Blessed terminal library.

Website: https://github.com/haliphax/pybowl

braincurses

asciicast

A nice version of the mastermind game.

Website: https://sourceforge.net/projects/braincurses/

Bricks

asciicast

A game of bricks and paddle on one boot sector (510 bytes).

Website: https://github.com/nanochess/bricks

Bricks

Port of the Bricks boot sector game to (16-bit) C.

Website: https://github.com/jaens/bricks-cport

brogue

Brogue is a Roguelike game.

Website: https://sites.google.com/site/broguegame/

bs

Battleships game. It's a BSD game.

Website: https://man.openbsd.org/bs.6

Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battleship_%28game%29

caesar

decrypt caesar cyphers

Website: https://man.openbsd.org/caesar.6

Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Caesar_cipher

canfield

The solitaire card game canfield. It's a BSD game.

Website: https://man.openbsd.org/canfield.6

Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Canfield_%28solitaire%29

Caribbean Stud

a multi-player card game, written by Hero

Play: telnet mud.darkerrealms.org 2000

cataclysm

is a roguelike set in a post-apocalyptic world.

Website: https://web.archive.org/web/20190209031801/http://en.cataclysmdda.com/

Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cataclysm:_Dark_Days_Ahead

cavez of phear

is a boulder dash / digger like game.

Website: http://web.archive.org/web/20140627005101/http://www.x86.no/cavezofphear/

cbattleship

is a clone of the classic Battleship game.

Website: https://github.com/gnomengineer/cBattleship

cblocks

is a set of sliding-block puzzles.

Website: https://www.muppetlabs.com/~breadbox/software/cgames.html

checkers

is a two-player board game.

Play: telnet mud.darkerrealms.org 2000

chess

is a chess game implemented in sed utility.

Website: https://github.com/bolknote/SedChess

conix

is a clone of Xonix game.

Website: https://bitbucket.org/garnold/conix/

Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Xonix

gnuchess

is a chess-playing program.

Website: https://www.gnu.org/software/chess/

Play: telnet freechess.org 5000 (login guest)

chs

is a chess game against the Stockfish engine.

Website: https://github.com/nickzuber/chs

chimaera

is a highly unusual "infinite" adventure game.

Website: https://www.mipmip.org/C_games/

chroma

asciicast

is a challenging puzzle game.

Website: http://www.level7.org.uk/chroma/

Play: http://www.level7.org.uk/chroma/chroma.html

ckhet

is a clone of Khet laser board game.

Website: https://mbays.freeshell.org/ckhet/

Play: ssh ckhet@sshgames.thegonz.net; password: ckhet

clines

asciicast

is a clone of Color Lines game.

Website: http://web.archive.org/web/20190327173340/http://manticore.2y.net/prj/clines-a.html

Wikipedia: https://ru.wikipedia.org/wiki/Color_Lines

clines

asciicast

is a clone of Color Lines game.

Website: https://github.com/veselov/clines

Wikipedia: https://ru.wikipedia.org/wiki/Color_Lines

cmines

asciicast

is a clone of Minesweeper game.

Website: https://www.muppetlabs.com/~breadbox/software/cgames.html

Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Minesweeper_(video_game)

cnibbles

asciicast

is a clone of Nibbles game with good and smooth animations.

Website: http://cnibbles.sourceforge.net

Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nibbles_(video_game)

Connect Four

is a two-player slot game.

Play: telnet mud.darkerrealms.org 2000

connect4

asciicast

is a clone of Connect4 game.

Website: https://github.com/badescunicu/connect4

Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Connect_Four

beejjorgensen-conquest

is a clone of the old Amiga Conquest text-based game.

Website: https://github.com/beejjorgensen/conquest

jtrulson-conquest

is a real-time, multi-player space warfare game.

Website: https://github.com/jtrulson/conquest/

Play: telnet mud.darkerrealms.org 2000

gnu-conquest

is a multiplayer galactic game.

Website: https://sourceforge.net/projects/gnu-conquest/

corewar

is a programming game in which two or more battle programs (called “warriors”) compete for control of a virtual computer.

Website: http://www.corewar.info/

cpat

asciicast

is a card game; it is a collection of many solitaire/patience games.

Website: http://cpat.sourceforge.net/

crawl

asciicast

is a single-player, role-playing roguelike game of exploration and treasure-hunting in dungeons filled with dangerous and unfriendly monsters in a quest to rescue the mystifyingly fabulous Orb of Zot.

Website: https://crawl.develz.org/wordpress/

cribbage

is a card game cribbage. It's a BSD game.

Website: https://man.openbsd.org/cribbage.6

Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cribbage

cryptrover

Escape From The Crypt.

Website: https://code.google.com/archive/p/cryptrover/

csol

asciicast

is a small collection of solitaire/patience games (Klondike, FreeCell, Spider, Yukon, etc.).

Website: https://github.com/nielssp/csol

Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Solitaire

ctris

asciicast

is a clone of Tetris game.

Website: https://github.com/dominikhackl/ctris

Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tetris

cursedmate

is a game with a hacking atmosphere.

Website: https://web.archive.org/web/20130804035452/http://www.uberwall.org/~dash/

curse-of-war

asciicast

is a fast-paced action strategy game.

Website: https://a-nikolaev.github.io/curseofwar/

ascii-dash

asciicast

is a famous Boulder Dash game for the Atari 800 from 1984.

Website: https://sourceforge.net/projects/ascii-dash/

Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boulder_Dash

dab

is a Dots and Boxes game.

Website: https://man.netbsd.org/dab.6

dango

is a tui Go (baduk) board written in python

Website: https://github.com/gsobell/dango

decwars

is a multiplayer clone of Star Trek game.

Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Star_Trek_%28text_game%29

Play: telnet decwars.com 1701

diablorl

is a roguelike "unmake" of the popular Blizzard game Diablo.

Website: https://diablo.chaosforge.org/

dMagnetic

asciicast

is a number of games (The Pawn, The Guild of Thieves, Jinxter, Fish!, Myth, Corruption and Wonderland).

Website: https://www.dettus.net/dMagnetic

doomrl

is a fast and furious coffee-break Roguelike game, that is heavily inspired by the popular FPS game Doom by ID Software.

Website: https://drl.chaosforge.org/

Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DRL_(video_game)

dopewars

is a clone of Drug Wars game about trading drugs.

Website: https://dopewars.sourceforge.io/

Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Drug_Wars_(video_game)

Play: telnet or ssh on sdf.org

dsol

is a solitaire card game.

Website: https://feld.me/pub/vga_cardgames-1.3.1.tgz

duel commander

is a turn based command line fighting game.

Website: https://sourceforge.net/projects/duelcommander/

dukedomrb

Yet another port of the classic mainframe game from 1976

Website: https://github.com/infews/dukedomrb

Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dukedom_(video_game)

dungeon crawl

is a text-based roguelike game.

Website: http://www.dungeoncrawl.org/

dwarf fortress

is a single-player fantasy game.

Website: https://www.bay12games.com/dwarves/

emacs

it is not a game, but text editor with a bunch of text games like chess, sokoban, pong etc.

Website: https://www.emacswiki.org/emacs/CategoryGames

encircled

is a roguelike game.

Website: http://www.roguebasin.com/index.php?title=Encircled

enigma

is a puzzle game where items have to be collected in the right order.

Website: https://www.chiark.greenend.org.uk/~sgtatham/enigma/

eyangband

is a clone of Angband.

Website: http://eyangband.sourceforge.net/

Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Angband_(video_game)

elite

Website: https://www.bbcelite.com/

Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elite_(video_game)

factor

is a factor a number, generate primes.

Website: https://man.openbsd.org/factor.6

Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Factorization

fbird

asciicast

is a text bootsector game.

Website: https://github.com/nanochess/fbird

Fifteen Puzzle

is a sliding puzzle that consists of a frame of numbered square tiles in random order with one tile missing.

Website: http://tldp.org/LDP/abs/html/contributed-scripts.html#FIFTEEN

fish

is a traditional children's card game. It's a BSD game.

Website: https://man.openbsd.org/fish.6

Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Go_Fish

fiTD

A basic console-based tower defense game/engine.

Website: https://github.com/odditica/fiTD

FloodIt

Simple game in terminal to flood a grid of colours to one colour.

Website: https://github.com/smmspiers/FloodIt

Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/7_Colors

flying-robots

asciicast

is based on the BSD robots game, but with a third dimension of movement.

Website: https://github.com/bunburya/flying-robots

fortune

print a random, hopefully interesting, adage.

Website: https://man.openbsd.org/fortune.6

Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fortune_%28Unix%29

freecell

is a clone of the popular and addictive solitaire game.

Website: https://www.linusakesson.net/software/freecell.php

Play: telnet mud.darkerrealms.org 2000

freecell-ng

Fork with improvements over ncurses freecell implementation by Linus Akesson (solver support, better metamoves, various usability improvements).

Website: https://github.com/ostrosablin/freecell

freesweep

asciicast

is a clone of Minesweeper game.

Website: https://code.google.com/archive/p/freesweep/

Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Minesweeper_(video_game)

freesweep-rwestlund

is a clone of Minesweeper game.

Website: https://github.com/rwestlund/freesweep

Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Minesweeper_(video_game)

fkmines

asciicast

is a clone of Minesweeper game.

Website: https://sourceforge.net/projects/fkmines/

Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Minesweeper_(video_game)

frozen depths

is a roguelike game with an entertaining atmosphere.

Website: https://frozendepths.net/

frotz

asciicast

is an interpreter for Infocom games and other Z-machine games.

Website: https://davidgriffith.gitlab.io/frotz/

ft_retro

asciicast

is a shooting game.

Website: https://gitlab.com/Heagan/ft_retro

galaxis

Find the lost lifeboats from an interstellar liner.

Website: http://www.catb.org/esr/galaxis/

gameroom

11 arcade games

Play: ssh gameroom@bitreich.org

gearhead

is the first roguelike to explore the world of “mechas” (giant robots).

Website: http://www.gearheadrpg.com/

ascii-snake

asciicast

is a clone of a Snake game.

Website: https://github.com/cyphar/ascii-snake

Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Snake_(video_game_genre)

gnugo

asciicast

is the game of Go.

Website: https://www.gnu.org/software/gnugo/

Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Go_(game)

gnuski

asciicast

is a clone of Skifree, the old Windows game.

Website: https://sourceforge.net/projects/gnuski/

goblinhack

is a roguelike OpenGL-based smooth-scrolling ASCII graphics game.

Website: https://github.com/goblinhack/goblinhack

gomoku

asciicast

is a game where the object is to get 5 in a row horizontally, vertically or diagonally on a 19 by 19 grid. It's a BSD game.

Website: https://man.openbsd.org/gomoku.6

Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gomoku

gopnik2

asciicast

«Гопник-2» - это продолжение культовой текстовой игры «Гопник», жанр которой наиболее близок к жанру Hack and Slash RPG. Во второй части полностью сохранена изначальная концепция, улучшен алгоритм генерирования противников в соответствии с текущим состоянием главного героя, выровнен баланс прохождения и прокачки, добавлено три уровня сложности.

Website: https://github.com/bolknote/gopnik2

gorched

is a a clone of "Scorched Earth" game.

Website: https://github.com/zladovan/gorched

gpcslots2

is a casino game with 5 slot machines, 3 roulette tables including russian roulette, 2 dice games, a bank and stock market.

Website: https://sourceforge.net/projects/gpcslots2/

grdc

is a grand digital clock.

Website: https://man.openbsd.org/grdc.6

greed

asciicast

is a puzzle game with numbers. You must remove as many numbers as you can according to the rules.

Website: http://www.catb.org/~esr/greed/

Play: telnet or ssh on sdf.org

hack

is an Exploring The Dungeons of Doom. It's a BSD game.

Website: https://man.openbsd.org/hack.6

Play: telnet or ssh on sdf.org

hack of life

is a roguelike game based on Conway’s Game of Life.

Website: http://www.roguebasin.com/index.php?title=HackOfLife

halls of mist

is a roguelike game, clone of Angband game.

Website: https://web.archive.org/web/20170530185753/http://www.mikkolehtinen.net/mist/

Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Angband_(video_game)

hamurabi

is a 1969 text-based game of land and resource management and is one of the earliest computer games.

Website: https://github.com/blt/hamurabi

Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hamurabi

hammurabi

is a very old computer game, in which you are the ruler of ancient Samaria, trying to increase the wealth of your country. Here is the 21st century version of it, which is implemented in Python!

Website: https://github.com/wzhishen/hammurabi

Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hamurabi

hangman

asciicast

is a computer version of the game hangman. It's a BSD game.

Website: https://man.openbsd.org/hangman.6

Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hangman_(game)

hellband

is a rogue-like game in which you descend through the nine circles of Hell and find an even more dangerous Hell beyond the city of Dis.

Website: http://freshmeat.sourceforge.net/projects/hellband

hinversi

asciicast

is a implementation of Reversi (a.k.a. Othello), a board game.

Website: https://sourceforge.net/projects/hinversi/

Horserace

is a very simple horserace simulation.

Website: https://pastebin.com/3KvCBg57

hrd

the puzzle game of HuaRongDao

hunt

The object of the game hunt is to kill off the other players. There are no rooms, no treasures, and no monsters. Instead, you wander around a maze, find grenades, trip mines, and shoot down walls and players. It's a BSD game.

Website: https://man.openbsd.org/hunt.6

Play: telnet or ssh on sdf.org

hunt-ng

is a fork of BSD hunt with colour and realtime processing.

Website: http://mbays.sdf.org/hunt-ng/

Play: ssh hunt@sshgames.thegonz.net; password: kalte

hydra slayer

is a roguelike game.

Website: http://www.roguetemple.com/z/hydra/

imperium

is a game of intergalactic exploration, warfare, and economics. Imperium has no set goal, and fairly flexible rules about what you can do, thus, while a single player could run their own game just for the fun of exploration, they would be missing out on most of the aspects of the game with no one to compete against.

Website: https://empiredirectory.net/

Infinite Cave Adventure

is a roguelike game.

Website: http://www.dungeon.name

Play: telnet dungeon.name 20028

intricacy

is game of competitive puzzle-design. At its core, this is an abstract turn-based puzzle game in which you pick a lock by co-ordinating a pair of tools to manipulate its mechanism. The locks you pick are designed by other players; once you have figured out the secret of how to pick a lock, you must secure that secret behind a lock of your own devising.

Website: http://mbays.sdf.org/intricacy/

Play: ssh intricacy@sshgames.thegonz.net; password: intricacy

Invaders Screencast

is a clone of Space Invaders game in 512 bytes (boot sector).

Website: https://github.com/nanochess/invaders

Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Space_Invaders

just-asteroids

is a clone of Asteroids game.

Website: https://github.com/gabrielvictorcf/just-asteroids

Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Asteroids_(video_game)

ascii-invaders

asciicast

is a clone of Space Invaders game.

Website: https://github.com/macdice/ascii-invaders

Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Space_Invaders

Play: telnet or ssh on sdf.org

ninvaders

is a clone of Space Invaders game.

Website: http://ninvaders.sourceforge.net/

Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Space_Invaders

Play: telnet or ssh on sdf.org

lagrogue

is a roguelike game in which your commands are enacted after a few turns' delay.

Website: http://mbays.sdf.org/lagrogue/

Play: ssh lagrogue@sshgames.thegonz.net; password: lag

larn

Exploring the caverns of Larn. It's a BSD game.

Website: https://man.netbsd.org/larn.6

Legend of the Red Dragon

is a text-based online role-playing game.

Website: http://lord.lordlegacy.com/

Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Legend_of_the_Red_Dragon

Play: telnet darkrealms.ca

LeTrain

asciicast

An ascii railroad simulator in Java

Website: https://github.com/antoniovazquezaraujo/LeTrain

lights

asciicast

is a boot sector game.

Website: https://github.com/nanochess/lights

Lunar Landing

asciicast

The game where your mission is to safely maneuver your lunar module onto the moon's surface.

Website: https://www.cs.brandeis.edu/~storer/LunarLander/LunarLander.html

Play: https://lunar69.uber.space/

landing-rust

The game where your mission is to safely maneuver your lunar module onto the moon's surface. This is a port to BESM-6, rewritten from Pascal into C++ into Rust module onto the moon's surface.

Website: https://github.com/sergev/landing-rust

katamascii

asciicast

is a puzzle game, roll around your terminal collecting ASCII-art objects.

Website: https://github.com/taviso/katamascii

keeperrl

Ambitious dungeon simulator with roguelike elements.

Website: https://keeperrl.com/

LeTrain

a train simulator consisting of creating tracks and stations along a virtually infinite map, and creating trains and earning money by carrying passengers between them.

Website: https://github.com/antoniovazquezaraujo/LeTrain

Let it Ride

is a multi-player card game.

Play: telnet mud.darkerrealms.org 2000

lexter

asciicast

is a real-time word puzzle. Arrange the falling letters into words to score points.

Website: https://www.kyne.com.au/~mark/software/lexter.php

liberal crime squad

is a game where you have to fight with your friends against conservative laws.

Website: http://lcs.wikidot.com/start

Mafia-Werewolf

OpenMafia/Werewolf Multiplayer social game with AI to fill in the rest!

Website: https://github.com/servusDei2018/Mafia-Werewolf

Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mafia_(party_game)

Magnetic Scrolls games

Play interactive fiction text adventure games developed by Magnetic Scrolls, including The Pawn, The Guild of Thieves, Jinxter, Curruption, Fish!, Myth, and Wonderland

Website: https://magneticscrolls.net/

Play: ssh -p 8080 -l magnetic magneticscrolls.net

mancala

is a clone of a simple board game called Mancala.

Website: https://shh.thathost.com/pub-unix/#Mancala

mangband

is a multiplayer clone of Angband game.

Website: https://www.mangband.org/

Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Angband_(video_game)

manhunt

Play: telnet on twenex.org

memwatch

asciicast

memwatch contains an easter egg - a game with a pinguin that jumps between holes in a pipelines.

Website: https://github.com/0x501D/memwatch

vim-mario

is a clone of Super Mario game inside Vim (text editor).

Website: https://github.com/rbtnn/vim-mario

Dr. Mario

is a clone of Nintendo’s Dr. Mario.

Website: ftp://ftp.ibiblio.org/pub/historic-linux/ftp-archives/sunsite.unc.edu/Nov-06-1994/games/dr_mario.tar.Z

Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dr._Mario

mastermind-nc

is a clone of the Mastermind game.

Website: https://sourceforge.net/projects/mastermind-nc/

matanza

is a space war game.

mgt

Go is an ancient oriental strategy game based on the capturing of territory.

mille

is a racing card game based on the Parker Brothers game Mille Bornes. It's a BSD game.

Website: https://man.openbsd.org/mille.6

minecurses

is a clone of Minesweeper game but instead of having to uncover all non-mine cells, the player has to defuse all the mines.

Website: https://github.com/christosmarg/minecurses

Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Minesweeper_(video_game)

minesVIiper

asciicast

is a clone of Minesweeper game with extensive vi(1) keybindings (not just hjkl), mouse control.

Website: https://gir.st/mines.html

Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Minesweeper_(video_game)

miscom

is a game where you must defend cities from missile attack. It’s essentially a clone of Atari’s "Missile Command".

Website: ftp://ftp.slackware.org.uk/sbosrcarch/by-name/games/miscom/miscom.tar.gz

Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Missile_Command

monop

is a Monopoly game. It's a BSD game.

Website: https://man.openbsd.org/monop.6

monousa

A sort of monopoly game. At least two players are needed.

Website: https://ibiblio.org/pub/linux/games/multiplayer/monoUSA2.0.tgz

moo

Moo (a.k.a. Mastermind) supervisor and a very powerful Moo player.

Website: https://www.mipmip.org/C_games/

moon-buggy

asciicast

is a game where you drive some kind of car across the moon's surface.

Website: https://www.seehuhn.de/pages/moon-buggy

Play: telnet or ssh on sdf.org