The very first MUD. The progenitor of progenitors. This was the one that started a revolution that would sweep across the internet, and never leave it quite the same again. It was often referred to as Essex MUD. Even a staggering forty years later, this MUD is still running and being played.

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Multi-User Dungeon - MUD1 Version 3E(19)

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Origin of version: Mon Sep 17 00:49:24 2018

Welcome! By what name shall I call you?

The source code was never made publicly available.

There is also a website for MUD.

MUD was followed by its successor MUD2, which is also still running a server, and you can find more information at the MUD2 website.


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  • Original Developers

  • Roy Trubshaw, Richard Bartle

  • Language(s)

  • Macro-10, then BCPL

  • Release Year

  • 0

  • Software License

  • Custom

  • See also

    • MUD 2