Welcome to Alter Aeon!
Alter Aeon Screenshot
Alter Aeon is a free online text game, played by people from all over the world.
The primary language is english; players with an intermediate comprehension level
should be able to play the game without difficulty.
There are over two hundred unique areas to explore, created by many different builders at
varying writing skill levels. Players will be exposed to varying grammar and writing
styles as well as different vocabulary sets as they advance.
This is a multiplayer game, and there are extensive chat and posting features.
There are always other players on-line, whether for help, competition, or
just to talk with.
Blind players - please see our
Blind and Visually Impaired Player
page. The game is blind-friendly for the visually impaired, but
finding a client that works well with your reader can be difficult.
Alter Aeon is based on a
game server. MUDs have been in development for over twenty years, for educational,
research, social, and simple entertainment purposes; Alter Aeon has been on-line and
open since 1995, and caters to a large audience of foreign and blind players.
Note - Alter Aeon may not be suitable for younger players.
It is an RPG (Role
Playing Game), and one of the primary ways to advance your character is via attacking
monsters or other creatures. Additionally, many of the user channels are player-owned
How Do I Play?
This is the official Alter Aeon client, for all versions of Microsoft Windows.
Once you've downloaded the client, run it and you're ready to play!
MacOSX Download - AlterAeon Launcher
This is the official Alter Aeon client for Apple Macintosh computers. It is known
to work on MacOSX versions 10.6 and higher, and might work on 10.5 depending on your
If you're new, you may want to take a look at our
Quickstart Guide for New Players
The guide shows how to create a new character, learn to control it, and play through
some of the beginning quests. There's also detailed guides for each topic, including:
After getting your character to a save point, you will be able to log back
in at any time using your character name and password.
We hope to see you soon in the world of Alter Aeon!
What's The Game Address?
If you're already familiar with mudding and have your own client, you can
connect using it. The game address is:
alteraeon.com - port 3000
Alternatively, you can try one of our
custom Alter Aeon game clients
Alternative MUD Clients
for even more options. This alternative client list is kept current and has a lot
of options, including some blind and reader-friendly clients.
If you can't download or are on a public terminal, you might be able to log
in using either our
flash-based browser client
, or using
an ordinary telnet program. The telnet login is on alteraeon.com, using either
telnet port 23
telnet port 3002
Other ESL Sites
If online or role-playing games aren't your thing, you may want to take
a look at some of these other EFL/ESL sites:
This site has a lot of practical resources for both students and teachers,
including games, teaching material, and practical quizzes.
The English Club
A clearinghouse for teachers, students or just english language afficionados.
This is a very large, comprehensive site with something for everyone.
IE Hewitt's ESLGames.com
This site lists a number of ESL resources, including games, teaching materials and
other useful information for both students and teachers alike.
TEFL Games and Activities
This site has lots of ESL games, including material that can be printed and
lesson plans for teachers.
English Asia TESL Games
A site with a large number of ESL games and an emphasis on east asia.
This site has a dozen or so flash-card based ESL games for students.
Downloadable board games, requiring dice and chips to play. Great for getting
players to communicate with each other.
TEFL Links and Categories
A list of a number of good ESL sites.