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Welcome to Alter Aeon!

Alter Aeon Client Screenshot
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 Support 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 MUD 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 and unmoderated.

How Do I Play?

Windows Download - AlterAeonLauncher.exe
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 system configuration.

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: - port 3000
Alternatively, you can try one of our custom Alter Aeon game clients, or see our Alternative MUD Clients page for even more options. This alternative client list is kept current and has a lot of options, including some blind and reader-friendly clients.

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:

ESL Partyland
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
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.

Flashcard Games
This site has a dozen or so flash-card based ESL games for students.

Board Games
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.

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