The Game Archaeologist’s ultimate MMO archives v5.0


It has been another thrilling year of exploring the relatively unknown or forgotten lands of MMORPG history here in The Game Archaeologist. From projects that never saw the light of day to new revelations about older MMOs to plenty of “firsts” for the industry, this column continues to be a great source of delight and discovery as I share these stories with you.

Speaking of that organization, at the end of every year I like to publish a comprehensive guide to date for The Game Archaeologist. Not only will you get every column that we’ve covered but also all of the new pieces from 2021. So tuck in, learn a thing or two, and broaden your gaming horizons!


Proto-MMOs from the 1970s and 1980s

MMOs from the 1990s

MMOs from the 2000s

MMOs that never launched


Believe it or not, MMOs did exist prior to 2004! Every two weeks, The Game Archaeologist looks back at classic online games and their history to learn a thing or two about where the industry came from… and where it might be heading.
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