30 years ago…

Thirty years ago some geeks decided to create a “Multi User Dungeon” to have fun in, MUD were born. That type of game was the starting point of MMORPG, which was introduced by Richard Gariott, the creator of the infamous “Ultima Online” on which I spent way too many hours, slashing trolls, PKing and generally having fun. This for me started my MMO career back in 1997 when I was a wee lad. By the way Richard Gariott decided he had too much money so he traveled to space!

From Wikipedia:

In 1978 Roy Trubshaw, a student at Essex University in the UK, started working on a multi-user adventure game in the MACRO-10 assembly language for a DEC PDP-10. He named the game MUD (Multi-User Dungeon)

These guys were the first that created virtual worlds and without them MMO would not be the same!

Happy Birthday MUD!

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2 Responses to “30 years ago…”

  1. Dr Richard Bartle deserves credit for making them too!

  2. Okay! I did not know the guy thanks for pointing that out šŸ™‚

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