Top 23 Mud Open-Source Projects

  • evennia

    Python MUD/MUX/MUSH/MU* development system

    Project mention: Do you guys think text based MMOs are viable in 2022? | | 2022-11-21
  • game

    ⚔️ An online JavaScript 2D Medieval RPG. (by delaford)

    Project mention: Self-taught coders: What are some of your personal projects that got employers' attention when you found your first job? | | 2021-11-28 It's my JavaScript RPG with a multiplayer connection using Node.js and Vue 2.5

  • InfluxDB

    Build time-series-based applications quickly and at scale.. InfluxDB is the Time Series Data Platform where developers build real-time applications for analytics, IoT and cloud-native services in less time with less code.

  • ranviermud

    A node.js based MUD game engine

    Project mention: Looking for an open-source MUD engine to use in my project | | 2022-06-27

    ranvier looks great, though it might be more than I need for this project

  • ex_venture

    Text based MMORPG engine written in Elixir

  • Mudlet

    ⚔️ A cross-platform, open source, and super fast MUD client with scripting in Lua

    Project mention: MUDs with Graphical Assistance | | 2022-08-08

    Try out the StickMUD UI via Mudlet client ( from the list of default games.

  • fluffos

    Actively maintained LPMUD driver (LPC interpreter, MudOS fork)

    Project mention: What is the best practice for implementing colors in a new MUD? | | 2022-03-03
  • mud-pi

    A simple MUD server in Python, for teaching purposes, which could be run on a Raspberry Pi

  • Scout APM

    Truly a developer’s best friend. Scout APM is great for developers who want to find and fix performance issues in their applications. With Scout, we'll take care of the bugs so you can focus on building great things 🚀.

  • RockMUD

    Node Websocket MUD Server. Demo:

  • DikuMUD3

    DikuMUD III using HTML and websockets.

    Project mention: Rehoming my old AberMUD zones/quests | | 2022-11-05

    Not sure which codebase that mud ran on… if it was DIKU the project is now fully open-source and you could contribute them there! It’s under active development by some pretty cool folks, including Michael Seifert.

  • tintin

    TinTin++ is a scriptable console MUD client / multiplexer.

    Project mention: MU* with minimaps or maps in general? | | 2022-09-21

    I play Discworld with TinTin++ which has an automapper. Others have been successful with it (I’ve only just started using maps).

  • grapevine

    The MUD Chat Network

    Project mention: Any suggestions for a MUD website I should use for MUD of the Month? | | 2022-11-19
  • Blightmud

    A terminal mud client written in Rust

    Project mention: Repos using rlua/mlua | | 2022-09-28

    Blightmud uses mlua:

  • kalevala

    A world builder's toolkit in Elixir

  • ArchaicQuest-II

    ArchaicQuest II :dragon: is a multiplayer text based RPG known as a Multi User Dungeon (MUD) that is playable from your browser.

    Project mention: text based rpg | | 2022-09-25

    Hi u/Flat-Tree-3494 i'm working on a browser based MUD, it's still in development however but does tick your boxes, so check it out and keep an eye on it, will appreciate any feedback too

  • MuOxi

    MuOxi, a modern mud game engine written in Rust.

    Project mention: Need an easy Golang project to raise my level! | | 2022-08-17

    I don't have anything public right now, I started last week. I'm using a rust MUD engine as an example for ideas- - there's a golang engine or two but they're stupidly out of date, like 5+ years

  • aardwolfclientpackage

    Get the Aardwolf MUSHclient Package installer at

    Project mention: [re-]starter's guide? | | 2022-10-29

    For instance is regular MUSHclient, and is the Aardwolf MUSHclient Package. Both are MUSHclient, but the latter is customized with plugins. A lot of other MUDs have the same sort of thing.

  • core-lib

    RealmsMUD Core Library

  • AwakeMUD

    The Community Edition fork of the 'Awakened Worlds' Shadowrun 3 MUD codebase.

    Project mention: List of Open Source MUD projects | | 2022-09-04

    AwakeMUD CE, a cyberpunk game set in the Seattle of 2064, has a GitHub repository available. We have players who are actively contributing as well!

  • toaststunt

    A network accessible, multi-user, programmable, interactive system for the creation of MOOs / MUDs.

    Project mention: To build or not to build, that is the question... | | 2022-10-22


  • LandOfTheRair

    Land of the Rair is a full-blown MORPG styled like the MUDs of olde, featuring hours upon hours of gameplay.

    Project mention: Are Browser MMOs Still In Demand? | | 2021-11-28

    While they're not very popular, I have been making one. My end goal will be desktop apps with electron, or you can play in the browser if needed.

  • riftshadow

    Dedicated to the preservation of the game and modernization of a classic mud codebase.

    Project mention: Welcome to the rift! | | 2022-04-25
  • Keimeno

    A lightweight text user interface library in Crystal

    Project mention: Ask HN: Have you created programs for only your personal use? | | 2022-04-13

    - uses a custom TUI engine I built for this specific task


    Another is a clean, bare bones, web-extension mode "picture on a new tab" extension. When I came back to firefox a few years ago I couldn't find one amongst the clutter on AMO so I put together

  • IslandMUD

    A C++ MUD

    Project mention: Have you ever heard of or played this mud? | | 2022-08-30
  • Zigi

    Delete the most useless function ever: context switching.. Zigi monitors Jira and GitHub updates, pings you when PRs need approval and lets you take fast actions - all directly from Slack! Plus it reduces cycle time by up to 75%.

NOTE: The open source projects on this list are ordered by number of github stars. The number of mentions indicates repo mentiontions in the last 12 Months or since we started tracking (Dec 2020). The latest post mention was on 2022-11-21.

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Project Stars
1 evennia 1,524
2 game 804
3 ranviermud 718
4 ex_venture 621
5 Mudlet 577
6 fluffos 317
7 mud-pi 214
8 RockMUD 150
9 DikuMUD3 146
10 tintin 141
11 grapevine 141
12 Blightmud 141
13 kalevala 133
14 ArchaicQuest-II 98
15 MuOxi 83
16 aardwolfclientpackage 80
17 core-lib 52
18 AwakeMUD 39
19 toaststunt 38
20 LandOfTheRair 22
21 riftshadow 14
22 Keimeno 13
23 IslandMUD 10
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