GOIM (Gamers Own Instant Messenger), is a free software instant messaging client based on the Eclipse Rich Client Platform. It uses the Jabber protocol for communication with an extended presence packet to transmit information about games a user is currently playing.

Although GOIM runs on all platforms supported by Java and Eclipse, platform dependent features are limited to Microsoft Windows. These include the detection when the user joins a Game Server as well as the GOIM InGame Messenger which only supports DirectX 8 games.


GOIM InGame Messenger The GOIM InGame Messenger allows users to chat within DirectX 8 games. Although currently not part of the main release it can be obtained through the built-in update site.

XFireGateway As part of GOIM a jabber gateway to the Xfire protocol was created, which allows every jabber client to communicate to xfire users. It also implements GOIM presence extensions allowing transmitting of joined game servers in both directions.