The play framework shot to popularity as "Play! Framework" - this is different in some ways to the current play framework (version 2 was almost a total rewrite).
Even though development continues apace on Play2, Play! version 1 still has dedicated people using it.
Some time ago we built a play 1.2.5 clickstart - however this required you to have the play-test plugin installed to build and test - well now it will install the plugin for you, if you don't already have it installed.