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MUD stands for “multi-user dungeon.” MUDs are typically characterized as text-based proto-MMORPGs.

Shroud of the Avatar is in the ‘home stretch’ for R106 recovery efforts, but gold returns will come up short

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Catnip Games is still recovering from Shroud of the Avatar's disastrous Release 106 update, but the team is reportedly in the "home stretch" of...

Graphical woodland critter MUD Farwoods outlines how it’s making the bandit life a little easier

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Remember Farwoods? It's a self-described graphical MUD that casts players as woodland critters of various kinds to live out a digital life that we...

The Game Archaeologist: How Ultima Online got made

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You know how there’s that yokel in every global chat channel that likes to troll players by claiming that World of Warcraft was the...

MMO dev Raph Koster disambiguates sandboxes, themeparks, simulation, and stagecraft

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Veteran MMO developer Raph Koster, who himself is working on a sandbox MMO couched in a metaverse, is back with another dev blog this...
Huh.

Mech shooter Galahad 3093 launches final beta today, plans early access launch on September 1

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Simutronics, a company previously known for a couple of MUDs, decided to take a completely surprising tangent into the team-based hero shooter sub-genre with...

Whatever happened to combat-free MMO A Tale in the Desert?

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A Tale in the Desert is probably one of the more distinctive MMOs out there. Featuring a lack of combat and a very MUD-like...

The Game Archaeologist: The origins of Blizzard, Mythic, Funcom, SOE, and BioWare

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A good origin story always captivates me, especially when it gives me a new perspective on something I've come to appreciate over the years....
Sol Badguy comparisons seem apt.

Kritika Global will resurrect as a play-to-win NFT monstrosity next week

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So you guys remember Kritika Online, right? It was published here by En Masse but shut down back in 2019, although it continued running...

Sea of Thieves heralds its new live storytelling Mysteries feature arriving this week

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Back in the days of yore, live GMs would tick off events in an MMO and things would happen as players moved forward in...

The Daily Grind: Are you sick of crypto and NFT crap in MMOs?

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Yesterday, our genre's core subreddit floated a poll to subbers about whether or not crypto and NFT game threads should be characterized as scammy...

Star Citizen shows off filthy armor and highlights new AI behaviors in latest video

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If you're going to get into the snow, rain, dust, or mud of a planet in Star Citizen, you'd expect your character's armor to...

The Game Archaeologist: Dark Zion, the brainchild of Tad Williams and Ultima Online devs

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It has almost become a running joke in MMO circles that pretty much every new studio and new title these days was founded by...

Raph Koster talks metaverse creation and learning lessons from past game design mistakes

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"Metaverse." It's the one word that, apparently, drives game execs and investors into a babbling frenzy just seconds before they explode into venture capital...

The Game Archaeologist: Talking 25-year-old Tibia with CipSoft

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It's not every MMORPG that can boast that it started back in the late '90s and is still going strong even today. However, Tibia...

Richard Bartle’s new book seeks to intersect theological thought and MMORPG design

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If you're new to our genre, first of all welcome, and second of all you should be familiar with Dr. Richard A. Bartle, a...

Tibia is getting sound for the first time as it turns 25 years old

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Tibia is celebrating its 25th year of existence - and it's apparently still making plenty of cash. According to CipSoft, the pixel MMO has...

The Game Archaeologist’s ultimate MMO archives v5.0

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It has been another thrilling year of exploring the relatively unknown or forgotten lands of MMORPG history here in The Game Archaeologist. From projects...

The Game Archaeologist: The Wonderful World of Eamon

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As we've long since established, 1980's MUD1 was the official kick-off of the MMORPG genre, bringing online players together to adventure through persistent worlds...

The Daily Grind: Is it time for a Wheel of Time MMORPG?

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Last night, Amazon finally debuted its Wheel of Time TV series, based on Robert Jordan's sprawling franchise of the same name that began back...

Simutronics’ Galahad 3093 launches a third open beta this weekend

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Earlier this year, we covered the reveal of Galahad 3093, a mech-themed hero shooter from Simutronics, a veteran online gaming company probably best known...

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