TextSpaced: An infinite and shared text-based universe.

What is TextSpaced?


TextSpaced is a thrilling sci-fi MMORPG that you can play in your browser. Unlike other games, it has been designed to provide an enjoyable experience for people of all abilities, including those who are blind or partially sighted. Set in an infinite one-dimensional universe (imagine an infinite ribbon), TextSpaced features stunning original art, high-quality music, and mechanics that emphasize strategy over technical skill. It blends classic text adventures with modern game design principles to create an expansive, lore-rich universe where players of all factions coexist. In this dynamic and interconnected universe, every decision you make has far-reaching consequences that impact both you and your faction. With a sandbox-style gameplay that offers complete freedom to explore and decide your next move, TextSpaced is an adventure you won't want to miss.

Looking for a unique and personalised gaming experience?

Look no further than TextSpaced, the sci-fi MMORPG that puts you in control. With a revolutionary 16-factor personality system, you can create a truly unique character with hundreds of skills to choose from. And with new skills being added all the time, there's always something new to discover.

But that's just the beginning. TextSpaced offers a seamless narrative experience, allowing you to uncover the mysterious past of Old Earth and forge relationships with both real and non-player characters. Or, if you prefer, you can choose the path of a pirate and seek fame and fortune on your own terms.

With hundreds of different ways to make a living, and the ability to create new things nobody has seen before, every player's experience is different and personal. And best of all, your actions influence your character's factors, unlocking new career paths and helping your faction gain more control over the universe.

So what are you waiting for? Join the TextSpaced community and embark on your own unique journey through the stars.

Over 50% of people that play TextSpaced are blind or partially sighted.

Join a Faction or Forge Your Own Path in TextSpaced

TextSpaced is heavily faction focused, encouraging players to work together towards common goals. But that doesn't mean lone factions of pirates, traders, or even bounty hunters can't disrupt the universe. With its sandbox nature, players can pursue their interests, whether that's pushing back the frontier, crafting the finest weapons in the universe, or even moving stars to create new solar systems of their own design.

Factions can also build and nurture colonies, where new players can be born directly into your faction. Whether you choose to join an existing faction or forge your own path, TextSpaced offers endless opportunities for adventure and exploration.

Explore the Universe with Text and Art in TextSpaced

Unlike traditional MUDs or MOOs, which TextSpaced resembles, the primary interface is via menu options and windows. Text is used to describe the universe and everything in it, but supporting art is often presented for things like ships and characters. This makes it easy to see which options are available and perfect for screen readers.

Explore the vast universe of TextSpaced and experience a unique combination of text and art that sets it apart from other games in its genre.

2,197 players are in-game

Discover Realistically Generated Systems in TextSpaced

The universe in TextSpaced is filled with systems to discover, each realistically generated with a range of over 70 different body types. These include common types like dust planets and stars, as well as more exotic types such as black holes and gravity wells. The bodies within each system also contain commodities that are suitable for their type and can affect combat if fought around.

Explore these diverse systems in TextSpaced and uncover their secrets.

Trade and Craft Your Way to Success in TextSpaced

In TextSpaced, trading is a main pillar of the game and every item can be traded, including items produced at various fabrication steps with fabrication being performed by players using factories. Most cargo can also be used in crafting, and TextSpaced has a multitude of crafting mechanics and ways a faction and player can customise what they own.

Players can install rooms in ships, hire a crew, and engage in more unique ventures such as crafting ships, turning planets to metal, or keeping dragon companions. There are tens of thousands of different parts to use for crafting equipment and weapons, over 100 different structures to build ranging from buoys to Dyson Swarms, and over 300 ships to purchase or craft ranging from a humble Shuttle to Destroyer.

The universe can be a hostile place because of other players and NPCs alike, either way, you will ever need to remain incognito or arm yourself for combat. Combat itself is a card-based system that focuses on tactics and timing where each player gets one minute before a round to prepare, making it ideal for screen readers.


Free to Play

TextSpaced always has and always will be free to play. We want players to know that when a Flagship turns up, the owner has spent time and has skill to get to that point. Instead, we allow players to support us via Patreon, which helps us run the servers and keep the development of TextSpaced rolling. We have been grateful that the support from players of the previous version of our game and currently has provided us with enough funds to keep TextSpaced alive for several decades.

History

TextSpaced started life as a single player command-line game, then transitioned to a Facebook Messenger game as a 4v4 team based game before becoming the first MMO within Facebook Messenger.

Discord

If you have a Discord account you can join the community and per part of the conversation.



The changelog can be viewed in Discord, in-game in the chat comms channel or on our changelog page.

reviews

  1. Roverto Renteria

    Kumar L

    I have to admit... this has totally blown me away, the game HUD makes it feel like I'm a future pilot, the music is awesome, and it runs at a pace I can play it... I am so stunned about this.

  2. Karoly Hemm

    Sarah R

    The interface and the accessibility of the game is amazing.

    Unlike similar games, I never found myself stuck once regarding navigating the interface.

  3. Karoly Hemm

    Jamie S

    This is the most beautiful text-based game I've ever seen.

    It's a masterpiece.

  4. Corey Bailey

    James A

    I look forward to playing this game every day.

    I don't understand how this huge game can be free. Keep up the fantastic job!

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