Virtual reality and 3D games may be the next big thing, but for almost thirty years, players have been creating their own online worlds using nothing but words and their imaginations on MUSHes. A MUSH is a text-based online multi-player game that blends creative writing, improv acting, and role-playing into a unique interactive storytelling experience.

AresMUSH is a next-gen server platform that brings modern features to MUSH games: a fully-featured web portal and wiki, automated scene logging, web-based character creation, and more. With AresMUSH, you can launch your own MUSH game with no coding experience.

From a player’s perspective, AresMUSH is a sibling of PennMUSH and TinyMUX. Many players have mistaken it for a custom version of Penn rather than a completely new server! From an admin’s perspective, it is something completely different.

New to MUSHing? Check out our MUSH 101 Tutorial to learn more.

Beta Warning

Ares is still in beta, including the documentation. While it's stable overall, features are subject to change and some bugs are to be expected. Watch the Forum for updates.

Here are a few things to get you started: