Mud1

04.29.14
Stanford acquires MUD1 source
04.29.14

Stanford acquires MUD1 source

MUD1, the first online virtual world, was originally released in 1978. Thirty-six years later, Stan...

By J. Reahard,   04.29.14
View
08.17.13
The Game Archaeologist: The PLATO MMOs, part 2
08.17.13

The Game Archaeologist: The PLATO MMOs, part 2

In our last installment looking at PLATO, the educational computer network that linked a thousand t...

By J. Olivetti,   08.17.13
View
04.17.12
The Game Archaeologist and the veteran of Kesmai
04.17.12

The Game Archaeologist and the veteran of Kesmai

Aaand we're back! Did you miss me? No? Not even a little bit? Aww, you know how to make me feel a...

By J. Olivetti,   04.17.12
View
03.06.12
The Game Archaeologist discovers the Island of Kesmai
03.06.12

The Game Archaeologist discovers the Island of Kesmai

It was the mid-'80s, and I was just a kid in love with his family's IBM PC. Not having a wealth o...

By J. Olivetti,   03.06.12
View
04.12.11
The Game Archaeologist plays with MUDs: A talk with Richard Bartle
04.12.11

The Game Archaeologist plays with MUDs: A talk with Richard Bartle

From talking with Richard Bartle, reading his blog, and looking over several interviews that he's...

By J. Olivetti,   04.12.11
View
04.05.11
The Game Archaeologist plays with MUDs: The history
04.05.11

The Game Archaeologist plays with MUDs: The history

You know that sinking feeling when you get into something that's way, waaaay over your head and y...

By J. Olivetti,   04.05.11
View
10.20.08
Today the MUD and the MMO turn 30
10.20.08

Today the MUD and the MMO turn 30

Today marks the 30th birthday of the original MUD, created at Essex University by Roy Trubshaw in 1...

By Samuel Axon,   10.20.08
View