Massively multiplayer online role-playing games
Massive multiplayer online role-playing games are games where a huge amount of player assume the roles of characters in a fictional setting.
List of Massively multiplayer online role-playing games
This is a list of free/libre massively multiplayer online role-playing games:
Peragro Tempus was to be a free multiplayer online role-playing game with a persistent world, which evolves according to nature and its inhabitants (players and NPCs). It has been in development since 2005, and is being built by a dedicated group of volunteers. Peragro Tempus was written in C++.
|Iris2 3D Client - for Ultima Online||2011-05-06||RPG|
Iris 2.0 is a highly customizable cross-platform open-source 2D/3D client for playing the MMORPG "Ultima Online" (tm) on Freeshards. Iris2 uses the Ogre3D engine and Lugre, a middleware to use the Lua scripting language.
Iris2 has reached a playable state, but development continues.
|Deliantra||2012-02-06 (client), 2010-03-31 (server)||MMORPG, RPG|
|The Mana World||2020-09-26||MMORPG|
The Mana World is a 2D MMORPG in development, licensed entirely under the GPL, including the server software, the server data, and the client data. The server uses a fork of eAthena called tmwAthena.
There are currently plans to switch to the Hercules server which is widely used, and has more features than the current server.
The Mana World developers currently recommend using the ManaPlus client, which is developed separately from the server. The latest client release is ManaPlus version 126.96.36.199 Manaplus is also licensed GPL.
Ryzom (also known as The Saga of Ryzom) is a 3D MMORPG game. Starting as a commercial, proprietary game, a commercial success didn't follow and the game has been released as completely free software, including the server code and media, in a campaign called Free Ryzom! This has been seen as one of the biggest contributions to free software gaming. The game is now free to play with most content accessible, with an optional subscription for covering the maintenance costs. It has won 2005 reader's choice best story award.
It has to be noted that the server world data have not been released and therefore remain a proprietary monopoly of the game maintainers. Private servers can be established but have to create their own data.
The game is very well playable without subscription, though it adds a few advantages that a non-casual player may find very useful. These include:
Ryzom features PvE, consentual PvP, crafting, advanced mob AI (such as carnivores attacking herbivorous herds), dynamic environment (with changing weather and seasons), 4 playable races (so called homins) and a classless RPG system.
There exists an extensive number of associated projects and web resources, such as Ryzom Commons – a repository of free-licensed resources related to the game. These include the game assets and user contributed media, such as screenshots, that can be used e.g. at the official Wiki. Another interesting project is Ryzom Armory – a website offering detailed info on individual players, guilds (only those who explicitly make their info public), the game world etc.
|Children of Ur||2016-09-05||MMORPG|
Children of Ur is an MMORPG that is based on the public domain source release of Glitch. However, the source code was ported from ActionScript to Dart. The game is still in pre-alpha state.
One of the notable aspects of Glitch was an intentional focus away from combat, and Children of Ur follows the same path.
There are two parts of the software: coUclient and coUserver.
|Stendhal||2021-10-03||MMORPG, Adventure, RPG|
Isleward is an MMORPG in the style of a roguelike, with pixel art graphics. It claims to be the world's only open source, moddable, roguelike MMO. On character creation, players may select one of three spirits: bear, owl, and lynx. Bear spirits gain 1 strength on leveling up, owl spirits gain 1 intellect on leveling up, and lynx spirits gain 1 dexterity on leveling up.
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- Iris2 developers list
- LICENSING file in it's SVN repository
- Historical information
- Client article
- COPYING for tmwAthena
- COPYING for the server data
- COPYING for the client data
- Downloads - TheManaWorld
- changelog - ManaPlus wiki
- ManaPlus's source's copyright file at the Debian packages list
- https://wayback.archive.org/web/20100509020615/http://dev.ryzom.com/news/13 Invalid
<ref>tag; name "lic" defined multiple times with different content
- LICENSE for coUclient at Github
- LICENSE.md for coUserver at Github
- SourceForge: Project of the month, March 2010