awesome-ttygames

Unix ASCII games

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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:

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 writen 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)

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

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/

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

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

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

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

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

lights

asciicast

is a boot sector game.

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

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/

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

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

moria

is a game where the goal is to kill off the balrog.

Website: http://web.archive.org/web/20190731112356/http://www-math.bgsu.edu/~grabine/moria.html

msnake

asciicast

is a clone of Snake game.

Website: https://github.com/mogria/msnake

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

microsnake

is a clone of Snake game.

Website: http://freshmeat.sourceforge.net/projects/micro-snake

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

mtrek

is a game inspired by Star Trek.

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

Play: telnet mtrek.com 170

mutant aliens

Mutant Aliens! sees a spaceship ‘dock safely’ into the forest of a hostile alien world.

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

myman

asciicast

is a game in the genre of Namco’s Pac-Man.

Website: https://myman.sourceforge.io/

nclife

asciicast

is a Conway’s Game of Life.

Website: https://github.com/mikepierce/ncLife

Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Conway%27s_Game_of_Life

nethack

asciicast

is a single player dungeon exploration game.

Website: https://www.nethack.org/

Play: telnet on nethack.alt.org

netris

is a networked version of t*tris.

Website: https://ftp.fr.openbsd.org/pub/OpenBSD/distfiles/netris-0.52.tar.gz

go-netris

is a clone of Tetris game featuring competitive online multiplayer.

Website: http://web.archive.org/web/20200112024309/https://git.sr.ht/~tslocum/netris

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

Play: ssh netris.rocketnine.space

c-netris

asciicast

is a clone of Tetris game featuring competitive online multiplayer.

Website: https://github.com/naclander/netris

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

nettoe

asciicast

is a clone of Tic Tac Toe game.

Website: http://nettoe.sourceforge.net/

Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tic-tac-toe

nibbles

is a remake of the classic Snake/Nibbles game.

Website: https://www.earth.li/projectpurple/progs/nibbles.html

nim

is a mathematical game of strategy.

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

nlarn

NLarn is an enhanced and improved rewrite of the historic roguelike game Larn. It tries to maintain the atmosphere and story of the last version of Larn (12.3) while improving gameplay and the user experience.

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

npush

is a logic game similar to Sokoban and Boulder Dash.

Website: http://npush.sourceforge.net/

nsnake

asciicast

is a clone of Snake game.

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

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

nsudoku

asciicast

is a clone of Sudoku game.

Website: https://www.tbmatuka.com/nsudoku/

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

nsuds

is a clone of Sudoku game.

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

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

nudoku

asciicast

is a clone of Sudoku game.

Website: https://jubalh.github.io/nudoku/

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

nuzzle

asciicast

is a puzzle game collection (N-curses p-UZZLE).

Website: https://github.com/dead-end/nuzzle

okiworld

is a host-to-host strategy game.

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

oldrunner

is a remake of Broderbund’s Loderunner.

Website: http://culot.org/public/Code/oldrunner.html

omega

is a rogue-style game of dungeon exploration.

Website: http://www.alcyone.com/max/projects/omega/

Open Adventure

Colossal Cave Adventure (also known as ADVENT, Colossal Cave, or Adventure) is one of the earliest computer adventure games and a precursor form of role playing video game. The original version was designed by Will Crowther, a programmer and caving enthusiast who based the layout on part of the Mammoth Cave system in Kentucky.

Website: https://gitlab.com/esr/open-adventure

othello

is a two-player board game.

Website: https://web.archive.org/web/20130607084226/http://david.weekly.org/othello/index.php3

Play: telnet mud.darkerrealms.org 2000

ox3d

asciicast

is an aggressive 3D Noughts & Crosses player.

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

pacman

asciicast

is a clone of Pacman game.

Website: http://slaout.linux62.org/pacman/index.html

Play: https://www.google.com/doodles/30th-anniversary-of-pac-man

pacman

is a clone of Pacman game.

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

pacman

asciicast

is a clone of Pacman.

Website: https://sites.google.com/site/doctormike/pacman.html

pacman

is a clone of Pacman game.

Website: http://antimirov.net/it/pacman/

Play: ssh pacman:pacman@antimirov.net

Petals Around The Rose

is a dice-based puzzle game.

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

petris

is a clone of Tetris game.

Website: https://packages.debian.org/sid/games/petris

phantasia

is a interterminal fantasy game. It’s a BSD game.

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

pillman Screencast

is a clone of Pacman game in 512 bytes (boot sector or COM file).

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

pinochle

is a three-player card game.

Play: telnet mud.darkerrealms.org 2000

piskworks

is a clone of Gomoku game.

Website: https://github.com/berk76/piskworks

piu-piu-SH

asciicast

is an old school horizontal scroller ‘Shoot Them All’ game.

Website: https://github.com/vaniacer/piu-piu-SH

plonx

asciicast

is a small puzzle game.

Website: https://web.archive.org/web/20080704073046/http://bilious.homelinux.org/~paxed/plonx/

Poker

is a multi-player five-card draw.

Play: telnet mud.darkerrealms.org 2000

pong

is an old and very poor version of the old pong game.

Website: ftp://80.92.105.240/ftp.ibiblio.org/ibiblio_linux_archive/games/arcade/gnupong-0.14.tar.gz

portile

is a 2D, tile-based take on narbacular drop.

Website: https://www.increpare.com/2008/11/portile/

Puyo on Vim

is a clone of Puyo Puyo game, inside Vim.

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

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

puzzl

is an intelligent version of the sliding-puzzle game.

Website: https://github.com/pravj/puzzl

Scrabble

is a two-to-four-player board game.

Play: telnet mud.darkerrealms.org 2000

Sgt. Major

is a four-player card game.

Play: telnet mud.darkerrealms.org 2000

shogi

is a Japanese chess.

Website: http://users.cms.caltech.edu/~mvanier/hacking/gnushogi/gnushogi.html

sshtron

is a multiplayer lightcycle game.

Website: http://sshtron.zachlatta.com/

Play: ssh sshtron.zachlatta.com

pyro

is a rogue-like game.

Website: http://pyrogue.sourceforge.net/

pythrees

asciicast

is a clone of Threes! game.

Website: https://github.com/yth/pythrees

pytris

is a two-player networked console Tetris clone.

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

Quacky

is a Perquackey-type word game.

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

reversi

is a clone of Othello (Reversi) game.

rhex

asciicast

is a hexagonal map rogue-like.

Website: https://github.com/dpc/rhex

Play: ssh rhex:rhex123@rhex.dpc.pw

robots

asciicast

is a game with fight off villainous robots. It’s a BSD game.

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

Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robots_%28BSD_game%29

Play: telnet or ssh on sdf.org

gnu-robots

is a game/diversion where you construct a program for a little robot, then watch him explore a world. The world is filled with baddies that can hurt you, objects that you can bump into, and food that you can eat. The goal of the game is to collect as many prizes as possible before are killed by a baddie or you run out of energy.

Website: https://www.gnu.org/software/gnurobots/readme.html

Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robots_%28BSD_game%29

robotfindskitten

Yet another zen simulation.

Website: http://robotfindskitten.org/

rogue

asciicast

Exploring The Dungeons of Doom. It’s a BSD game.

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

Play: telnet or ssh on sdf.org

A living museum of roguelike games

Website: https://rlgallery.org

Play: ssh rodney@rlgallery.org - password is yendor

the rougelike!

is a roguelike game.

Website: https://common-lisp.net/project/lifp/rouge.htm

rr

is a russian roulette.

Website: https://oskog97.com/archive/awesome-ttygames/rr/

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

rummy

is clone the card game Rummy with competitive Computer Agent.

Website: https://github.com/ljc2154/Rummy

sail

asciicast

is a multi-user wooden ships and iron men. It’s a BSD game.

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

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

scrap

is an easy to play roguelike game.

Website: https://web.archive.org/web/20130524032130/http://www.math.leidenuniv.nl/~mommen/scrap/

scroll

You’re a bookworm that’s stuck on a scroll. You have to dodge between words and use spells to make your way down the page as the scroll is read. Go too slow and you’ll get wound up in the scroll and crushed.

Website: https://joeyh.name/code/scroll/

seabattle

asciicast

is a clone of the classical battleships game.

Website: http://www.deater.net/weave/vmwprod/seabattle.html

seatris

is a clone of Tetris game.

Website: https://www.earth.li/projectpurple/progs/seatris.html

the sewer massacre

is a roguelike game.

Website: https://common-lisp.net/project/lifp/sewers.htm

shell-tanks

asciicast

is a tank game with randomly generated terrain in which the object is to destroy your opponent.

Website: https://github.com/annacrombie/shell-tanks

shellshock

asciicast

is a top-down space shooter.

Website: https://dhampir.no/stuff/bash/shellshock

shogi

is a computer program that plays the game of Shogi, also known as Japanese Chess.

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

sil

is a roguelike game.

Website: http://www.amirrorclear.net/flowers/game/sil/

simulchess

is a simultaneous-move chess.

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

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

singleplayer pong

is a dockerized pong for one.

Website: https://github.com/Birkenstab/SSH-Pong

Play: ssh pong.brk.st

ski

asciicast

is a hotdogging game, evade the deadly Yeti on your jet-powered skis.

Website: http://catb.org/~esr/ski/

slashem

is a clone of the roguelike Nethack game.

Website: http://slashem.sourceforge.net/

slashem.me

Variant of nethack and others

Play: ssh slashem@slashem.me

slider

is a slider game.

Website: ftp://80.92.105.240/ftp.ibiblio.org/ibiblio_linux_archive/games/strategy/slider-1.0.c.gz

BootSlide

is a clone of the slider puzzle game in a boot sector.

Website: https://github.com/XlogicX/BootSlide

snake

asciicast

is a turn-based survival game; you have to move without being caught by a snake. It’s a BSD game.

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

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

Play: telnet or ssh on sdf.org

snake

is a clone of Snake game.

Website: ftp://ftp.simtreas.ru/pub/my/snake.c.gz

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

Play: telnet or ssh on sdf.org

snake

asciicast

is a clone of Snake game.

Website: https://github.com/begoon/stuff/blob/master/games/snake/c%2B%2B/snake.cpp

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

asm_snake

asciicast

is a clone of Snake game written in x86 assembly. It runs in real mode directly from the bootsector of a drive.

Website: https://gitlab.com/pmikkelsen/asm_snake

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

soccer

is a tool for investigating how groups of simple agents interact while playing a soccer-like game.

Website: https://www.cs.cmu.edu/~trb/soccer/

sokoban

is a logical game, where you must solve problems with pushing packets in labirints. The problem is to push packets to saving positions by moving around and pushing only one packet at a time if possible.

Website: ftp://ftp.simtreas.ru/pub/download/pusher.tar.gz

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

Play: telnet or ssh on sdf.org

sokoban

is a clone of Sokoban game.

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

Play: telnet or ssh on sdf.org

sokoban-bootsector

asciicast

is a clone of Sokoban game in a boot sector.

Website: https://ish.works/bootsector/bootsector.html

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

solVItaire

asciicast

Freecell, Spider Solitare and Klondike Solitaire with extensive vi(1) style keybindings, do-what-I-mean movement operations, beautiful Unicode character schemes. Does not depend on ncurses.

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

spacezero

is a real time strategy 2D space combat game for two players over a network.

Website: http://spacezero.sourceforge.net/

sporkhack

is a clone of Nethack game.

Website: https://github.com/NHTangles/sporkhack

sqlite-hangman

asciicast

is a clone of Hangman game implemented as an extension for SQLite database.

Website: https://github.com/mateusza/sqlite-hangman

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

sst2k

is a clone of Super Star Trek game.

Website: https://sourceforge.net/projects/sst2k/

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

stardork

is a maze game.

Website: http://stardork.sourceforge.net/

starlanes

is a game of interstellar commerce for 1 to 4 players.

Website: http://www.barnsdle.demon.co.uk/game/starlanes.html

startrek

is a clone of Star Trek game.

Website: ftp://ftp.simtreas.ru/pub/download/add/TREK.tgz

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

steamband

is a roguelike dungeon exploration simulation game.

Website: http://angband.oook.cz/steamband/steamband.html

sumeria

This is the good old “Govern Ancient Sumeria”, with a 1983 ecology re-write.

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

sunfish

asciicast

is a chess engine in 111 lines of code.

Website: https://github.com/thomasahle/sunfish

taipan

is a modern version of Art Canfil’s classic, Taipan. Sail the South Pacific and accumulate wealth while avoiding pirates.

Website: http://www.ibiblio.org/pub/linux/games/textrpg

telnet-games

Several arcade games.

Website: https://github.com/Milek7/telnet-games

Play: telnet milek7.gq 23

terminal-frogger

asciicast

is a frogger-themed game.

Website: https://github.com/mfey619/Terminal-Frogger

terminal-phase

is a space shooter game.

Website: https://gitlab.com/dustyweb/terminal-phase

tinytetris

asciicast

is a 80x23 terminal tetris

Website: https://github.com/taylorconor/tinytetris

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

tetris

asciicast

is a clone of Tetris game. It’s a BSD game.

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

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

tetranglix

asciicast

is a clone of Tetris game.

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

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

berk76-tetris

asciicast

is a clone of Tetris game.

Website: https://github.com/berk76/tetris

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

ascii-tetris

asciicast

is a clone of Tetris game.

Website: https://github.com/Gregwar/ASCII-Tetris

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

tetrix

is a clone of Tetris game.

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

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

tint

asciicast

is a clone of Tetris game (Tint Is Not Tetris).

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

threes

asciicast

is a clone of Threes! game.

Website: https://github.com/harshjv/threes-c

tictactoe

is a clone of Tic Tac Toe game.

Website: ftp://ftp.ibiblio.org/pub/linux/games/strategy/tictac2-0.6.tgz

Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tic-tac-toe

tictac4

is a clone of Tic Tac Toe game where you have to align four symbols (instead of three).

Website: ftp://ftp.ibiblio.org/pub/linux/games/strategy/tictac4-1.0.tar.gz

Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tic-tac-toe

Toledo-Atomchess

asciicast

is the world’s smallest chess program in x86 assembly code.

Website: https://github.com/nanochess/Toledo-Atomchess

Tom Bombem

asciicast

is an arcade game where you have to shoot on inanimate objects.

Website: http://www.deater.net/weave/vmwprod/tb1/

tornado

is the clone of a Tornado, C64 game.

Website: https://github.com/kouya/tornado

Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tornado_(1993_video_game)

torus

is a variant of the robots game.

Website: ftp://ftp.nvg.org/pub/mirrors/metalab.unc.edu/games/arcade/torus-src.tar.gz

Play: telnet or ssh on sdf.org

tossug-arena

Board-Gamelets Arena for poor AI Players.

Website: https://github.com/tossug/tossug-arena

tower-of-mediocrity

is a tower defense game. Unfortunately, the game is quite easy to win.

Website: https://web.archive.org/web/20131205100524/http://www.cavein.org/~chris/code/tower/

trek

is a Trekkie game. It’s a BSD game.

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

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

trek73

is an old but rather elaborated game inspired by the Star Trek series.

Website: https://kermitmurray.com/trek73/

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

trog

is a roguelike game with simple commands.

Website: https://github.com/JohnAnthony/TROG

the-slimy-lichmummy

is a difficult roguelike in a traditional style.

Website: http://www.happyponyland.net/the-slimy-lichmummy

tt

is a clone of Tetris game.

Website: http://www.miketaylor.org.uk/tech/tt/#gsc.tab=0

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

tty-solitaire

asciicast

is a clone of Klondike solitaire game.

Website: https://github.com/mpereira/tty-solitaire

Play: telnet mud.darkerrealms.org 2000

typespeed

asciicast

Type words that are flying by from left to right as fast as you can.

Website: http://typespeed.sourceforge.net/

tzar

is a roguelike game.

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

ularn

is a roguelike game.

Website: https://github.com/joshbressers/ularn

ultrarogue

is a roguelike game.

Website: https://web.archive.org/web/20180216113810/http://rogue.rogueforge.net/ultrarogue-1-07/

umoria

is an old and easy to play roguelike game.

Website: http://remarque.org/~grabiner/moria.html

Unnamed Fiefdom Game

asciicast

is a text-based MMO about controlling fiefdoms, farming gold, and stealing from your enemies!

Website: https://github.com/Sheeves11/UnnamedFiefdomGame/

unnethack

asciicast

is a first game in this roundup is UnNetHack, a fork of NetHack, originally based on the hugely popular roguelike game NetHack.

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

urban warfare

is a roguelike game written in Lisp.

Website: https://common-lisp.net/project/lifp/sewers.htm

vadorz

asciicast

is a clone of Space Invaders game with simple graphics.

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

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

vagabondo

Website: ftp://ftp.simtreas.ru/pub/my/vagabondo.c.gz

vapors of insanity

is a roguelike game set on a paradise island of Fortarica.

Website: https://www.roguetemple.com/z/vapors/

venzone

asciicast

is a platform/adventure game.

Website: http://ariis.it/static/articles/venzone/page.html

VIper

asciicast

is a clone of Snake game with hjkl (vi) and cursor key control.

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

vitetris

asciicast

is a clone of Tetris. Gameplay is much like the early Tetris games by Nintendo.

Website: http://victornils.net/tetris/

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

vms-empire

Empire is a simulation of a full-scale war between two emperors, the computer and you.

Website: http://www.catb.org/~esr/vms-empire/

wallyplus

is a game for playing Go.

Website: ftp://ftp.ibiblio.org/pub/linux/games/strategy/wallyplus-0.1.2.tar.gz

Wander

is probably the first computer game that is recognisable as what came to be known as a “text adventure”.

Website: https://github.com/shmup/wander

Play: https://s3.amazonaws.com/wander1974/wander.html

wanderer

is a game similar to Boulderdash, Repton, XOR and others.

Website: https://www.e271.net/~marina/wanderer.html

Play: telnet or ssh on sdf.org

wargames

Would you like to play a game?

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

Wolfentext3D

is a 3-D dungeon crawling game.

Website: https://github.com/AtomicPair/wolfentext3d

worm

asciicast

is a version of the arcade game Worm (sometimes called snake or nibbles). It’s a BSD game.

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

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

Play: telnet on twenex.org

clidle

asciicast

is a clone of Wordle, Wordle over SSH.

Website: https://github.com/ajeetdsouza/clidle

Play: ssh clidle.ddns.net -p 3000

wordle-cli

asciicast

is a clone of Wordle.

Website: https://github.com/nimblebun/wordle-cli

wump

asciicast

in an underground cave. It’s a BSD game.

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

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

wumpus

is a clone of the very old game called Hunt the Wumpus.

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

xorcurses

asciicast

is a puzzle game set inside a series of mazes.

Website: http://web.archive.org/web/20200807032528/http://www.jwm-art.net/dark.php?p=XorCurses

xonitix

is an action-packed game, where you gain points by claiming space on the line while avoiding the moving dots.

Website: https://github.com/garu/Xonitix

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

yahtzee

is a game where you can play against humans or against the computer.

Website: ftp://ftp.ibiblio.org/pub/linux/games/strategy/yahtzee-src.tar.Z

yahtzee-color

is a game where you can play against humans or against the computer.

Website: ftp://ftp.ibiblio.org/pub/linux/games/strategy/colour-yahtzee.tgz

yetris

is a clone of Tetris.

Website: https://alexdantas.github.io/yetris/

yuxtapa

is a multiplayer real-time game.

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

zangband

is a roguelike game.

Website: http://www.zangband.org/

zapm

is a science fiction roguelike game.

Website: http://zapm.org/

Z-Code games

z-code games

Website: http://telehack.com/telehack.html

Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Z-machine

Play: telnet telehack.com (or http://telehack.com/)

z-day

is an easy to play roguelike game. You have to kill zombies in a supermarket.

Website: http://sheep.art.pl/Z-Day

zis

is a clone of Konquest (a turn based strategy; you send ships from planet to planet to conquer them).

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

znake

is a clone of Snake but with an extraordinary feature.

Website: https://sourceforge.net/projects/znake-ulven/

zombies

is a game in the same style as robots.

Website: http://www.thistledown.com.au/software/

Play: telnet or ssh on sdf.org

zombies

is a roguelike game.

Website: http://distractionandnonsense.com/zombies/

zork

The Zork Trilogy is set in the ruins of an ancient empire lying far underground. You, a dauntless treasure-hunter, are venturing into this dangerous land in search of wealth and adventure. Many strange tales have been told of the fabulous treasure, exotic creatures, and diabolical puzzles in the Great Underground Empire.

Website: https://web.archive.org/web/20130121064934/http://www.csd.uwo.ca/Infocom/games.html

Play: telnet or ssh on sdf.org

zracer

is a console car racing game. The rules are simple: the higher on the screen, the faster you ride. Don’t crash into rocks, curbs, or your opponent, and be the first across the finish line.

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

ztrack

asciicast

is a pseudo-3D driving game.

Website: https://ibiblio.org/pub/linux/games/arcade/ztrack-1.0.tar.gz