Welcome to Moonlapse MUD: an open-source, multi-user dungeon designed to play directly in any terminal.


To play, simply download the latest client release (the first item on the below list). Please note that server releases are only needed for custom servers and are not required to play on moonlapse.net.

How to play

Ensure Python 3.4 is installed on your machine and your terminal has a resolution at least 46×106 characters.

Simply download the latest client either using the download links above or by running the following command in your terminal:

wget https://github.com/trithagoras/MoonlapseMUD/releases/download/v0.2/Client.zip

Unzip the archive either using a GUI archiving tool (typically integrated with your file manager) or by running:

unzip Client.zip

Now simply run the client package using python 3:

python3 moonlapse

or alternatively if your OS uses python3 by default:

python moonlapse

Note for Windows users

Windows does not ship with curses, which is necessary for the client code to run. To install curses for Python, install the windows-curses library by opening a terminal and entering:

pip install windows-curses

If that doesn’t work because you do not have pip installed, follow these steps to install pip first and try again:

  1. Download get-pip.py to a folder on your computer
  2. Open a terminal and navigate to the folder containing get-pip.py
  3. Run the following command: python get-pip.py