Wormux is a free and open-source game getting its initial inspiration from the Worms game. The project was started in December 2002 by Lawrence Azzoug Moy (his complete name). Using at a time the ClanLib library, it now uses SDL; the game is multiplatform, available for Windows and Unix-like systems (including Linux, FreeBSD and Mac OS X). The latest version is 0.8.1, released on the 17th of September 2008.
The game is still being developed, but numerous weapons are already available (dynamite, RPG, baseball bat, teleportation, etc.). The teams are styled after the mascots of various free software projects, such as GNU, Linux, FreeBSD, KDE, GIMP, OpenOffice.org, Firefox, Thunderbird, Workrave, NuFW and SPIP. Wormux, both code and data, is free software distributed under the terms of the GNU General Public License.
Several players can play together, typically each one using a team. The game can be played online if every player uses the same version of the game. There are 2 modes: private mode (one must provide opponents one's address and port) and public mode (an index server will publish your game). Online games have been available since 0.8beta1.
Coding of a CPU player is a work in progress, but can already be tested. To activate this function put "AI-stupid" (without the quotes) as the name of one player; this function has been available since version 0.7.9RC1.