I am working on an article about the state of the self-hosted gaming server, and have my own list of engines and toolsets to check out. But I bet there are some I’ve missed. So let me know!
What I am looking for are engines that have at least most of these attributes, though I am interested in all game engines, so notable artifacts that don’t hit all of them are okay, too:
- Self-hosted game servers (either locally hosted, or on a stand-alone server)
- Building tools (with or without user-generated assets)
- Playable rulesets (interested in those without, but a note on which rules it adopts is useful)
As these kinds of games don’t generate ongoing income for companies, I would love to be surprised by a solid FOSS project that hits any of those marks. And let’s skip MUD engines for now; I plan to do a separate write up on those.