p2pmud is extremely easy to learn, because you can build most of your adventure graphically. You can drag and drop any image into your game and it will be automatically imported for you. Unlike other IF authoring systems, there is not a separate tool to build your adventure, and you never have to compile anything to test it. You can actually modify your adventure while you're playing it, so you can test anything instantly! The entire look and feel of your game can be completely customised using CSS. Of course, you can just as easily make plain text adventures too!
p2pmud is 100% open source, using the artistic license. There is no cost to create or distribute any games made using p2pmud.
Installing p2pmud is a simple as copying the HTML file to your local drive and opening it up. The latest version can be found at the home page:
- Spore - the first Alpha release (single player version) was released on 8/20/2005
- TEAM CTHULHU. The guys behind the curtains.