8BitMUSH is a collaborative virtual world, based upon text-based artwork (16-color ANSI Art, 256-color FANSI Art, and ASCII Art.) Every player is encouraged to extend the world with their own creations, and explore the creations of others. The community is very social, with a unique culture and over 10 years of history. The virtual world is based around a colorful megatropolis called ANSI City, with a surrounding suburbia and various other landscapes to explore and build upon. The virtual economy allows for players to run their own companies, invest in a stock market, and buy and sell products from various shops and vendors. Many projects and games have been coded on 8Bit using MUSHCode, the in-game programming language, including arcade games, toys, board games, interactive-fiction puzzles, a space system and much more. There are also tools to create content without writing any code. http://AnsiArt.Com/Play
8BitMUSH is a collaborative virtual world, where every player is encouraged to extend the game with their own creations. 8Bit is text-based, enhanced with 256 colors and over a hundred symbol, shading, and line-drawing characters. Players combine them in clever ways (using our mouse-driven paint program) to draw FANSI Artwork. The community is very social, with over 10 years of history, real life gatherings, and a unique culture consisting of lava hats, cosmic mules and meeple hunting. A virtual economy allows players to run their own companies, invest in the stock market, and buy and sell products from various shops and vendors. Blast off into space and mine minerals and colonize planets. Explore the ocean in search of treasure, battling monsters and gaining experience. Solve interactive fiction puzzles, play board and arcade games, gamble at the casino, and explore hundreds of player-built areas. If THAT isn't enough to convince you: we also single-handedly won MUSH World War II, defeating tyranny and securing freedom for the entire MU* Community. You're welcome.
* Building -- Free building, and lots of it. No quota. No theme. Build your own little house, castle, swamp, or area. * Exploring -- You'll find a variety of explorable areas including an extensive mountain area, a Super Mario Bros. area, and many player homes and lots. Players are often building new places to explore. * FANSI Art -- We support FLAG Extended Ansi Settings which provides for an extended character set: card suits, box drawing characters, and shading characters allowing for many pseudo-colors. Re-live the days of BBS art. * Coding -- We offer a ton of softcode to play with, including a playable MUSH Nintendo (with Tetris, Frogger and Mario Brothers), mapping droids for keeping track of places you've explored, and a whole slew of other code. We offer support for those looking to learn how to code. This includes player tutors, a 21 lesson coding tutorial, and plenty of unique functions. * Socializing -- We have a standard chat system where people can interact from anywhere on the MUSH. If you don't like to do anything but socialize that's fine with us. * Capitalism -- We have a company system and stock market which promotes the sales of goods and the competition of MUSH companies. Many of them sell products and compete for your daily paycheck. You can also invest in companies and attempt to make a profit.