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The Arianne project started in 1999 and is still going today. Currently we're working on our framework/engine called Marauroa for developing Internet based multiplayer games and a multiplayer online adventures game called Stendhal. You can find information about other games we developed at the end of this page.


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Stendhal is a fun friendly and free multiplayer online adventure game. Start playing, get hooked... Get the source code, and add your own ideas...

Stendhal has a huge and rich world. You can explore cities, forest, mountains, mines, plains, caves and dungeons.

You could meet over 250 NPCs, many will give you tasks and quests for valuable experience, shiny gold, but mainly a warm fuzzy feeling.

Your character will develop and grow and with each new level up become stronger and better. With the money you acquire you can buy new items and improve your armour and weapons, trade with friends, or look for what other players are giving away in the 'community chest'.

If you just want to fight that helps too - the cities could get overrun by monsters without you!

So what are you waiting for?! A whole new world awaits... Stendhal

Marauroa Engine


Marauroa is an open source multiplayer online games framework and engine to develop turn based and real time games. It provides a simple way of creating games on a portable and robust server architecture. The server is coded in Java and can use Python for your game description, provides a MySQL backend and uses an TCP transport channel to communicate with dozens of players. Our reference clients are coded using Java in order to achieve maximum portability and use open technologies too.

Marauroa manages the client server communication and provides an object orientated view of the world for game developers. It further handles database access in a transparent way to store player accounts, character progress and the state of the world.

See Marauroa for more information.


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Marboard is an early prototype of an easy to use vector graphics program allowing live collaboration over the Internet. While it is not ready for production use yet, it is a good proof that Marauroa is suitable for serious applications, too.

Project History