It doesn’t really make sense that an unfinished, buggy, almost entirely text-based and out-dated web game could pull my friends in so quickly and completely in this day of Mafia Wars and FarmTown, but it has. A couple times.
BlackNova Traders is an open-source turn-based browser game that has somehow continued to survive despite not really being maintained or updated in years. If you’re interested, you can check out the official BNT project page at SourceForge.net or check out the official BlackNova Traders website.
My friend, Ryan Perkins made a few improvements when we had the game going: better versions of the fighters.gif and mines.gif images.