The BBS Corner - BBS Door Games and IGM List

Bulletin Board Systems (BBS) have long been a source of entertainment. BBS "Door Games", text-based external third-party game programs, have been around for many years. The most popular of these has been The Legend of the Red Dragon.

For more information on popular BBS door games, visit our BBS Corner Door Games Descriptions page.

List of BBS Door Game Servers


The following is a listing of special Door Game servers where BBS doors are hosted on a single place where BBS Sysops can direct their users to play door games. This allows the BBS Sysop to concentrate on othe areas of their BBS while letting someone else handle door games. Also, it has been increasingly hard to run BBS doors on modern Windows servers since most Windows sesrvers are 64-bit and BBS Doors are older 16-bit DOS programs. And finally, it's great to offer more doors than you could ever host locally!

BBSLink

BBSlink allows you to offer popular, established door games with large, active player bases on your BBS.

BBSlink is free, easy to configure and works with most modern (and some older) BBS software. Connection clients are available for 32-bit Windows systems, Linux scripts in BASH and Python as well as native connection scripts for Synchronet and Amiga CNet software.

Users pass seamlessly from your system to the door game of their choice through the connection client that is just configured like any other door. They are connected to the BBSlink server by telnet and their BBSlink account is linked to your BBS meaning should the caller want to play again, they must return to your BBS. BBSlink games cannot be accessed by directly connecting to the server.

Site Last updated: 2021

DoorParty

Subscribers to DoorParty for their BBS use RLogin and SSH to access the doors. The user of each BBS never needs to do anything, just connect and choose the doors they'd like to play! On the sysop side, setup is a snap. There is an an installer for Windows systems, and provided easy instructions for *nix systems. Instructions and a custom install package are on the Doorparty wiki. The server has over 180+ door games with every one registered, and about 70 DOS text games. The LORD game also has about 130 IGMs rotated to 5 random per day! DoorParty uses ZERO required ads, and is 100% free, forever. It's hosted by Throwback BBS.

Site Last updated: 2021

 

List of BBS Door Games and IGMs


The following is a listing of websites that offer BBS Door Games and In-Game Modules for download. If you know of a BBS Door or IGM website that is not listed here, please contact us to have it listed. Thanks!

Ambroshia: Test of Time

Homepage for the door game Ambroshia: Test of Time. This is the first MAJOR fantasy RPG in years. Come join the realm of spell casting and swordsmanship. Create your kingdom and one day challenge the 4 great avatars to control the world of Ambroshia! Supports Door32.sys and Wildcat Net Server.

Site Last updated: 2011

Barneysplat

Barneysplat is a humorous, satirical strategy door game for bulletin board systems in which the player tries to sabotage production of the Barney & Friends children's television program. Barneysplat was created for PC BBSes by Austin Seraphin in 1993.

BBSFiles.com

BBS Files - Preserving a part of BBS History. A number of old BBS door games are now owned by BBS Files and can be registered online, including those by Brainex Doors, DiSoft Doors and JNS Software Doors. Also a registration site for Livewire Doors and Suburban Software. You can also download a bunch of door games that are hosted at BBS Files.

Site Last updated: 2019

Castle Camelot Index Page

Home of the LORD Authors Newsletter, and two dozen+ LORD IGMs and Utilities. Primary source for links to LORD web-sites around the world, and to telnet sites where you can play the LORD games.

Site Last updated: 2010

Cheepware BBS Doors

Cheepware is a line of freeware BBS doors and sysop utilities developed by Sean Dennis since 1998. Other people's software have been released through the Cheepware line occasionally. Everything is free, of course.

Site Last updated: 2019

John Dailey Software

Developer of Dungeon Master door game, current developer of Barren Realms Elite, Solar Realms Elite, Falcon's Eye, Falcon's Honor and The Arcadian Legends, Global War and Global Backgammon.

Site Last updated: 2005

Damned Software Productions

Damned Software creates freeware BBS programs and addons for a variety of BBS systems. Its signature BBS door is called Darkness.

Site Last updated: 2001

DarkLands

Dark Lands is a multi-player cross-platform RPG text based game.

Site Last updated: 2006

Door Distribution System

DDSDOORS is a Fidonet based file echo for BBS doors. DDSDOORS distributes doorgames, utilities and other BBS files of interest very quickly at no cost to the author. Information is also available on having YOUR file hatched into the DDSDOORS file echo.

Site Last updated: Jun. 2002

DoorMUD

DoorMUD is an affordable, high-quality MUD (multi-user dungeon) that will run on any BBS software capable of running doorgames. DoorMUD features fast-paced real-time combat, excellent multinode interaction, a high-powered command interface and a huge game world with over 2100+ rooms for players to explore.

Site Last updated: Sep. 2005

DoorParty

We offer either one-menu-for-all game access, or direct door access which makes it seem like you're hosting the games, but with DoorParty's large user base!

We have 50 nodes, 180+ door games, no ads and easy signup! All you need is a working BBS!

Site Last updated: 2019

Epic Interactive Strategy

Home to Trade Wars 2002, Trade Wars 2002 Gold and Trade Wars Game Server (TWGS) where you can run a telnet TW2002 game without a host BBS.

Site Last updated: 2001

Jezebel BBS Door

Jezebel is like your Queen, she is the person that your life will be based
around.   She is a 1 trigabyte virus.   Nobody will ever be
worthy of her, but your goal is to make her happy, by infecting the smaller
computers that she can’t fit on.   Your goal is to become a 1 gigabyte
virus.   Each time you attempt to go up a level, and are ready
for it, Jezebel will ask you to answer a riddle for her.   You only
get one chance per day, so if you guess wrong, you’ll be stuck on your level
till tomorrow. Wow now that’s a story.

Site Last updated: 2017

Jibben Software

Home to BBS door games such as Roll The Bones, Boxcars, Galactic Overlord, and Mines of Gorr.

Site Last updated: 1999

LORD Legacy

Home to the current developer of the Legend of the Red Dragon BBS door game. Downloads of the current game as well as other former Seth Robinson games such as LORD II, Planets:TEOS and LOR IGMs.

Site Last updated: 2013

Metropolis Gameport

The current owners and registration website for Legend of the Red Dragon, LORD II and Planets TEOS. Also home to Worldgroup based BBS door games such as MajorMud and addons.

Site Last updated: 2005

N-E-Ware/Prowler Productions

Home to Lunatix, one of the most popular BBS door games EVER! Here, you'll also find Time Port (totally FREEware now) Mystic Messages, RageTerm, Forget-It, Shift Zone, Lunatix 4.xx (door) and 5.xx (WG/MBBS) IGM's, and lots more! Also, a link will take you to the Worldgroup/MajorBBS site (Prowler Productions) which is home to Lunatix 5.xx, Mystic Messages for wg/mbbs, the awesome Distant Places IGM script-processing addon for Tournament Legend of the Red Dragon, and more!

Site Last updated: 2014

Operation: Overkill

Discussion forum the BBS door game Operation Overkill.

Site Last updated: 2019

Planet Zentax

Home of Defenders of Zentax BBS door game.

Site Last updated: Jan. 2004

Shining Star Software

Various BBS doors including MoonDust's County Fair, Dr. Dread, Spiked, Don't Wake the Sysop, Punchline, Trekkie Tags, Jacob's Ladder, Door Fury, Door Rage, Phantom of the Catacombs, MoonChat, Leviathan's Reef.

Site Last updated: 1999

Star Wars Trilogy Trivia

Home to Star Wars Trilogy BBS door game. 5 levels of competition. Over 60 questions compiled from sources around the globe. Questions about actors, pilots, aliens, basic trivia, and much much more.

Site Last updated: unknown

Sunrise Door Software

Serving the Online BBS community continuously since 1989 with quality service, quality support and THE largest quality BBS door product line in the world! Our 16-Bit products work on any BBS software platform capable of running Door programs. We also have a product line of 32-Bit Doors made specifically for the WINServer BBS platform and a HOME EDITION line of products that can be played on your home computer and optionally participate in the InterBBS/InterHOME Competition.

Site Last updated: 2018