[MUD-Dev] Re: Introduction

Chris Gray cg at ami-cg.GraySage.Edmonton.AB.CA
Fri Apr 25 08:22:46 New Zealand Standard Time 1997

:Actually, the Interactive Fiction games that you mentioned were spinoffs of th
:original MUD1 from Essex.  Having never played MUD1 or very much of Zork I
:don't know how similar they are, but my understanding is that most of the
:original MUDS were only multiplayer in that multiple ppl could be logged in at
:once, but each one played a seperate adventure...  kind of a Zork server or
:something.  If anyone played MUD1 (or still plays? I hear Essex U. leaves a
:copy of the code up for posterity's sake) please feel free to enlighten those
:of us who didn't/don't.

Is that really true? The original Adventure goes back a long way. The
first I heard of it was a version from DECUS (DEC User's Group), and
that would have been around 1973. Was MUD1 around long enough then to
have spin-offs? There were also the old Scott Adams adventures (on
casette tape for TRS-80's, Exidy Sorcerer's, etc.) at something like
the same time frame.

Chris Gray   cg at ami-cg.GraySage.Edmonton.AB.CA

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