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

How to play

Ensure Python 3.4 is installed on your machine and your terminal has a resolution at least 46x106 characters.

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

wget -O

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


The unzip command should work fine on Windows, but if you are running Linux, please install the unzip package with your distribution’s package manager (e.g. sudo apt-get install unzip for Debian-based systems).

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 to a folder on your computer
  2. Open a terminal and navigate to the folder containing
  3. Run the following command: python

For the sake of the heavens

Please do not use any real usernames or passwords when registering for an account. Make sure your credentials are specific to MoonlapseMUD.

Until we implement better security (roadmap for version 1.3), all passwords are:

When this changes, expect to see a note in the dev logs and this section will be removed from the front page.

Thanks for checking out the game, cheers!

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