BatMUD, a 29-year-old MMO, is now on Steam

    
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Where were you in 1990? Did you even exist then? Because if you happened to be around 29 years ago, you could have jumped into a brand-new (at the time) multi-user dungeon named BatMUD. This “hidden jewel of the internet” has been in constant development since 1990, expanding to include seafaring ships, secret societies, a robust economy, and more.

And while you could get BatMUD elsewhere online, the title only has recently arrived on Steam, upping its visibility and introducing this fantasy MMO to a brand-new audience. Players are rather enthusiastic about the game, saying that it offers a deep and immersive gaming experience, albeit one with a steep learning curve.

The Steam client of BatMUD offers some graphical enhancements (such as maps and portraits) to help visualize the text-heavy game. It just released on the platform on November 21st for $5.

If you’re new to the topic of text-based multi-user dungeons and their importance in MMO history, check out our Game Archaeologist column for an overview of these fascinating games.

Source: Steam via PCGamesN

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Ernest Crunkleton

This is an awesome Mud with a great community!

I’ve played off and on for nearly 20 years, logged thousands of hours and explored a little over half the mud. So there is a lifetime of content for a dedicated player.

Anyone who is interested in muds and wants a game that can be enjoyed while making a diverse array of friends from around the globe, should give BATMUD a try!

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PanagiotisLial1

I had tried it, its nice, but I like Aetolia more

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Oleg Chebeneev

Id like to see Altar Aeon do the same. Of all MUDs it resembles modern MMOs the most