If you ever lacked an idea on how to spend your time at work properly, here’s a fun thing to try: 0verkill – a multiplayer 2D ASCII art shooter.Hell yeah, an ASCII art shooter, you heard right! To hell with those flashy commercials claiming to be proper games!
If you’re on a Debian box (as you should), you can install it from the commandline
$ aptitude install overkill
If you’re less lucky, you can also go to the author’s homepage, download and build it yourself. The package will feature the game itself, a dedicated server and a level-editor. Plenty of room for a great many gaming sessions!
1. There were more players, but I didn’t managage to get my glorifying screenshot soon enough.
2. Beware of server lag. I played it in a screen session on a Linux VPS. I got a load average of up to 19.48, 7.16, 3.00