War is declared ! Have the mascots of your favorite free software programs battle in the WarMUX arena. Using dynamite, grenades, baseball bats and other bazookas,... exterminate your opponent in a funny 2D cartoon style environment. Each player (2 minimum on the same PC or network game with 0.8 version) controls the team of his choice (penguin, gnu, firefox, wilber,...) and must destroy his adversary using exotic weapons.
Although some strategy is required to win, WarMUX is pre-eminently a "convivial mass murder" game where, turn by turn, each member of each team attempts to inflict the most damage to his opponents. At the beginning of the game each player has a team made up of characters (default is 6) which look like a Free Software mascot. (For instance: 6 Tux and 6 Nupik in a 2 players game). Characters are scattered randomly on a 2 dimensional map much like a platform game such as in the old (but good ;-) Mario or Sonic.
Each turn you play, your goal is to damage the opposing team(s), using the weapon of your choice and the ground cleverly (falling hurts, characters do not know how to swim, going out of the map kills, ...). A turn is made up of one player getting to control a character from his team for a limited amount of time (default is 60 seconds). Each character can move and use one weapon per turn. After a turn ends, the next player gets to take a turn, and so on.
You win the game when your team is the only one with at least one character alive.