BonziWORLD logo. I may have taken "inspiration" from WinXP.


Leading the industry in gorilla-based chat clients.

What the hell is this?

BonziWORLD is a node.js and based chat client featuring everyone's most hated loved purple gorilla. The client also uses speak.js to provide text-to-speech voices. Not exactly the original BonziBUDDY voice, but hey, it works.

Why did you make this? Why WOULD you make this?

Memes. Also because I'd already finished the BonziBUDDY portion of this project like a year in advance and was trying to find some way to put it to use.

How do I use it?

  1. Enter a nickname (under 25 characters). If you don't enter one, you'll be named "Anonymous". (we r legion du nut 4 get)
  2. Optionally, enter a room ID. If you want to join someone else, their room ID will be in the bottom-right corner of the screen.
    • If you enter a room ID that doesn't exist, you will be placed in a private room which can only be joined by people you share the ID with.
  3. Be a BonziBUDDY.

What are the chat commands?

If you see any brackets, they indicate a placeholder. Don't type them in.

Are there any rules?

Obviously no illegal shit. On top of that, there are a few limitations:

Remember that people can play YouTube videos whenever they want. Keep your volume down, headphone users. Chat rooms are for the most part unmoderated. If shit starts getting spambotty, I might start using my banhammer.

Shoutouts to

You guys are awesome. (And so are you, whoever's reading this!) There are also probably some others I forgot. If I remember you, I'll add you here.

The Meme Crew

Moved the random shoutouts that people ask for to their own page. If you want to be listed here just email me and I'll probably put you in the next version.


Yep, BonziWORLD is on GitHub! Server and all! If you wanna poke around and see how things work, go check it out! License is MIT, so feel free to use the code for whatever. Just make sure you give proper credit.

GitHub Repository

Contact me

Email me there with any comments, questions, or concerns. Or whatever else. Memes? Sure, throw those in too. Be warned that I'm notoriously awful at checking my email though.

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