Ask HN: What game you wished existed?

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  • EmptyEpsilon

    Open source bridge simulator. Build with the SeriousProton engine.

  • parchment

    The Interactive Fiction web app (by curiousdannii)

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  • OpenTTD

    OpenTTD is an open source simulation game based upon Transport Tycoon Deluxe

  • RPI-Engine

    A freely available text-based RPG server derived from an older version of the Shadows of Isildur source code.

    MUDs are a class of game that is terribly underrated. I've played on a few different one (mostly toward the RP focused end of things) but I think the whole family of games shows just how effective imagination can be when coupled solely with text descriptions.

    I have extremely strong memories from Shadows of Isildur[1] and met my spouse there!


  • duckduckgo-locales

    Translation files for

  • teiserver

    Middleware server for online gaming

    Watch this space, it's already decent and also OSS.

    PS: One hill I will die on is games using Discord as forum/wiki like this one does.

  • endless-sky

    Space exploration, trading, and combat game.

    > Endless Sky is a 2D space trading and combat game similar to the classic Escape Velocity series. Explore other star systems. Earn money by trading, carrying passengers, or completing missions. Use your earnings to buy a better ship or to upgrade the weapons and engines on your current one. Blow up pirates. Take sides in a civil war. Or leave human space behind and hope to find friendly aliens whose culture is more civilized than your own.

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