Metacosm is a framework for multiplayer Computer Role Playing, to easily build games.
Miller's Quest! is a role-playing simulator game. It could also be described as a "fire-and-forget role-playing game". In other words, it is not a role-playing game in the most traditional sense, because there is absolutely no player interaction. The emphasis on this game is the simulation of role-playing.
Mistlands is an online roleplaying game created by the ZeroFps team for Windows/Linux OS. The goal with Mistlands is to create an open source online roleplaying game system that is similar to the pen & paper role playing games.
mkxp is a project that seeks to provide a fully open source implementation of the Ruby Game Scripting System (RGSS) interface used in the popular game creation software "RPG Maker XP" (trademark by Enterbrain, Inc.), with focus on Linux.
Monster is a short NES/SNES style RPG.
Mudlet is a MUD client. It offers a user-friendly graphical user interface, natively built-in Lua scripting language support, a complex, high performance trigger engine based PCRE-7.6 Perl regular expressions, customizable user buttons, menus and tool bars via CSS stylesheets to trigger commands, and more.
Name of Game
In Name of Game you control a peasant who must travel through woods, villages, mountains, mines, and more to complete several missions.
Nazghul is an Ultima-like game engine (2D tile graphics) with combat, magic, NPC AI, an embedded scripting language, and in-game editing.
NetHack is a single player dungeon exploration game that runs on a wide variety of computer systems, with a variety of graphical and text interfaces all using the same game engine. Unlike many other Dungeons & Dragons-inspired games, the emphasis in NetHack is on discovering the detail of the dungeon and not simply killing everything in sight - in fact, killing everything in sight is a good way to die quickly. Each game presents a different landscape - the random number generator provides an essentially unlimited number of variations of the dungeon and its denizens to be discovered by the player in one of a number of characters: you can pick your race, your role, and your gender. Read more
NetHack-De is a translation of the single player dungeon exploration game NetHack into German.
Neverwinter Nights Client
(commercial) Neverwinter Nights Client is a Linux client port of the popular Dungeons and Dragons engine. Read more
newt (formerly SDLPure) is a pure graphical NetHack/SLASH'EM interface mimicing the tty interface as much as possible in look and in feel, yet with tiles. It requires: SDL, SDL_image, SDL_mixer, SDL_ttf.
NLarn is an enhanced and improved rewrite of the historic roguelike game Larn.
noeGNUd is an alternate ascii/2D/3D UI for nethack using SDL and OpenGL.
Odd Island is a 3D MORPG with a fantasy setting which takes place on a (at the moment) small island. The story and mechanics of the game have not been fully developed yet.
Omega is a roguelike game originally written by Laurence Brothers in the late 80s. It was the first roguelike game with a large "countryside", plot development, quotable quotes, and a sense of humor.
On the Rain-Slick Precipice of Darkness
(commercial) On the Rain-Slick Precipice of Darkness is an episodic RPG-Adventure game set in a deranged comic-book-meets-pulp-horror universe. Armed with unconventional weaponry, you join forces with the Startling Developments Detective Agency to make war on bizarre enemies and solve the mysteries hidden deep in the sinister heart of New Arcadia.
OpenDungeons is an open source, real time strategy game based on the Dungeon Keeper series of games. Players build an underground dungeon which is inhabited by creatures. Players fight each other for control of the underground by indirectly commanding their creatures, directly casting spells in combat, and luring enemies into sinister traps.
OpenMW is an attempt to reimplement the popular role playing game Morrowind. It aims to be a fully playable implementation of the game. No game data is distributed with the code; the user must already own a copy of Morrowind to use the software.
OpenRPG is a role-playing game shell. In its basic form, OpenRPG is a peer-to-peer chat program with some advanced die rolling capabilities, a web based miniature map, and a data organizer (game tree).
Penny Arcade Adventures: On the Rain-Slick Precipice of Darkness, Episode One
(commercial) Penny Arcade Adventures: On the Rain-Slick Precipice of Darkness, Episode One is an RPG-Adventure game set in the deranged 1920s universe of New Arcadia, delivered to gamers via accessible episodic releases. Read more
Pentagram is a project aiming to create an Ultima 8 engine for use on modern operating systems, including Linux, Mac OS X and Windows.
Pertergrin is a fantasy role playing game. As such it has certain known features of this type of games. It has a freely invented historic background. The player (i.e. YOU) plays the role of a hero. The computer plays the role of the master which controls the game. Pertergrin is also a fantasy role playing game system.
Porrog is a rogue like game very much in development.
Project LRNJ is a console-style role-playing game that teaches Japanese.
pyrpg is a project to create a Python-based 3D role playing game engine, similar to those used in The Bard's Tale or Might and Magic. It is currently in the very early stages of development.
NetHack is a graphical one-player role-playing game with a highly modular window system interface that supports TTY, VGA, Mac, Amiga and other displays. Qt is a graphical user interface toolkit. So, "NetHack with Qt interface" is a version of NetHack that has a user interface module written using the Qt toolkit.
Quiet Console Town
Quiet Console Town is a turn-based console RPG city simulator. You, as mayor, build the kind of RPG town you've always wanted heroes to visit.
RainbruRPG is a free, open source MMORPG (i.e. a Massively Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Game) project.
Rijn the Specpyre in... Manor of the Damned!
Manor of the Damned is a retro inspired action RPG that invokes the memories from the great console games of times past.
Rogue is the original graphical adventure game.
A text-mode console role playing game written in Perl. It features ASCII graphics provided by the ANSI::Color module, an inventory, a magic system, food depletion, killing, getting killed, a library system, and themes.
RPGD is an addictive hack and slash style game. Multiple users play medieval characters and battle each other and monsters in arenas, gang fights, taverns, at sea, or in the deep, dank dungeons.
S.C.O.U.R.G.E. is a rogue-like game in the fine tradition of NetHack and Moria It sports a graphical front-end, similar to glHack or the Falcon's eye. I tried to design the 3D UI as a best of both worlds from old to new: It lets you rotate the view, zoom in/out, view special effects, etc. On the other hand I've always liked the old-school isometric games like Exult or Woodward.
Sacred is an enhanced version of the ROM 2.4b6 codebase. The enhancements include new player skills, spells, classes, and races.
(commercial) Sacred Gold is a graphical role playing game. In his fortress of Shaddar-Nur, the necromancer Shaddar, a pariah of the Band of Mages from Mystdale Castle, plans his triumphant return to the world of Ancaria. Read more
Samoth is a medieval/fantasy universe RPG.
In Save Scummer, all the usual rough edges of roguelikes have been polished off. You no longer have to make obvious decisions like whether to open a door, climb stairs, attack an enemy, or even move down a corridor.
Scorched Island 3D
Scorched Island 3D is a game that combines tactics from the popular game "Scorch" and elements from RGP games. And all of this in three dimensions.
(commercial) Second Life is a 3-D virtual world entirely built and owned by its residents. Since opening to the public in 2003, it has grown explosively and today is inhabited by nearly 100,000 people from around the globe.
(shareware) Silmar is a random dungeon game for Windows and Linux.
SLASH'EM is a variant of Nethack. It is a roguelike, single-player role-playing game where the hero must venture through the depths of the Dungeon of Doom to retrieve the Amulet of Yendor.
SoulFu is a polished roguelike game.
Summoning Wars is an open source, network-based, role-playing game with a point-and-click fight system. It features both a single-player and a multiplayer mode for about 2 to 8 players. Read more
Sword of Fargoal
(shareware) Sword of Fargoal is a simple rogue-like game where you are on a quest to retrieve the Sword of Fargoal, which lies between levels 15 and 20 of a dungeon.
Tales of Maj?Eyal
Tales of Maj?Eyal (ToME) is a free, open source roguelike RPG, featuring tactical turn-based combat and advanced character building. Play as one of many unique races and classes in the lore-filled world of Eyal, exploring random dungeons, facing challenging battles, and developing characters with your own tailored mix of abilities and powers. Read more
Tales of Middle Earth
Tales of Middle Earth (ToME) is a fantasy adventure game, based on the works of J.R.R. Tolkien. It is a game that emphasizes intricate, challenging, and varied gameplay over graphics. Hundreds of different monsters in randomly-generated, unpredictable dungeons will strive to slay you by various means, and you counter - if you survive - by developing the skills of your choice and wielding mighty artifacts.
Tanir's Quest is a dungeoneering game written with pygame.
Telepath Psy Arena 2
(commercial) Telepath Psy Arena 2 is a tactics based role playing game. It has a randomized marketplace of soldiers for you to recruit, command and train in a series of increasingly challenging battles. Read more
The Black Legacy Darkness
The Black Legacy darkness is a 3D medieval MMORPG project, licensed under the GNU GPL using OpenGL and SDL libraries.
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