I’ve been playing a game called Tau Station lately. It’s an online, multiplayer, text-based, sci-fi role-playing game which is in alpha development. I got involved in it because I played Lacuna Expanse, a previous game by some of the same people, and wrote some scripts for that game. I was interested to see what they would do with this one, which is also being written in Perl, so I got in on the alpha phase.
They recently opened up the alpha stage up to everyone, so I thought I’d do a basic intro. It’s a pretty immersive game for being only text, and it’s the kind of game you can play for a few minutes here and there. If you want to try it out – it’s free – you can sign up at http://alpha.taustation.space/.