Wednesday, February 13, 2013

8bit Mush, The ANSI art game

If you want to trip the light fandango, if you want that nostalgic feeling.

If you loved MUDs, MUCKs, MOOs or MUSHs, then try 8bit.

If you miss the ANSI graphics of your old dial-up BBSes, then try 8bit.

Or if you where not around during the late 70's to mid 90's and want to see what the older computer users did for fun on their machines of the day, try out 8bit.

8bit is unique because it has the black background and white keystrokes that MUD players are used too, but they have also made an extensive help and map and street system (among many others including stores and shops) with ANSI.

8bit is a high-bread.

I also suggest that if you liked playing the old nes games, you try 8bit because you will feel at home with the ANSI graphics.

Here is a sample of some of the ANSI artwork:

This is what the 8bit team has to say about 8bit:

"8BitMUSH is a collaborative virtual world, based upon text-based artwork (16-color ANSI Art, 256-color FANSI Art, and colorless 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, and a vibrant social community. "

If you are interested in knowing a little more about 8bit, go here:

If you would like to jump right into the game play, then go here: 

(P.S. New created characters have to go through their child hood from infancy. This goes very quickly, and is designed to teach you how to use 8bit. So be patient.)

1 comment:

  1. @chat public=%r[showpicture(ID)] shows an ansi pic on the public channel.