Xws is a text mode multi-player crossword and chat server. It presents the same puzzle to everyone, allowing people the option to try and/or discuss solutions. Play may be friendly collaboration or fierce competition, depending on the players' dispositions. Xws supports hundreds of puzzles in the popular Across Lite file format. Copyright issues prevent the distribution from including any puzzles, but several archives and resources are listed in the README.
This is a comprehensive "word game" word list for UNIX/Linux. It is a superset of the author's ENABLE list, the "OSW", and various lists researched by the author's colleague, Alan Beale. At 264,093 words, it is the largest list of its kind, suitable for use in all manners of crossword-type board games and word construction games, as well as for a spell checker dictionary. The YAWL package now includes two anagramming utilities (supplied as source code, handled by the included Makefile). There is also a shell script that extends the UNIX "strings" system command. This is the word list package recommended for the author's Quackey word game.
yesClock is an application based on the YES watch. The Yes watch uses a novel approach to displaying time, showing where in the day you are rather than just the time. The Yes watch approach, used by this companion yesClock software application for your desktop, is a way of measuring time that is more intuitive and natural than any other.
ymusk stands for Yenzie's Mush Klient. It is a mush client written in Perl, and it is built around the Net::Telnet and Tk modules. It is meant to be a simple program which is easily customizable. Its features include logging, macro definition, speech filters, command history, and ANSI colors.
yuxtapa is a multiplayer real-time CLI game. It looks like a roguelike, but feels like a multiplayer 1st-person shooter with a focus on team play. The idea is to take the "feel" of such team based multiplayer games as Enemy Territory into an NCurses-based game with roguelike controls. Like roguelikes, yuxtapa is lightweight but surprisingly rich under the crude surface. It features several classes from which to choose, each with a different special ability, randomly generated maps which can also be saved and reloaded, and multiple game modes or objectives.