Rather than just have this as a page for MIST, I have decided to
make some of this page into an early history of British Multi User Adventure
games. Early, because I know nothing of MUA's after 1992, and British
because that is where the games were born.
There are other historys around, some good, some bad. I shall include
them in this page, but I shall start from scratch for my version. Watch
this space, and we'll see what happens.
- Ode to the Spod.
And, as a bonus, take a look at Ricky's
Spods with weapons.
A Voice From the Dungeon - An old article by Richard Bartle on the
origins of MUD.
British Legends was the Compuserve version of MUD.
standards this is rather old-looking since it doesn't have VALLEY
stitched into it.
A rewrite of this game is still playable thanks to Viktor and you
will still find a few old MIST people on there.
- In British Legends, instead of being listed a wizard is "permed".
I have no idea who came up with this silly expression but in tribute
me not being able to take any conversation about "perming" seriously
I asked Sofie to draw me a
Tribute to the Permed Wizard.
- Martin Keegan's
This is what looks like a pretty true and fair graphic
history of the MUA. He's missing the 1st one I wrote, but nobody is
- I found a
MUD Family Tree.
It's the only one I have ever seen that puts MIST in its rightful
place, with most of the others being developed from it. Personally, I
would put Crowther and Wood's ADVENTURE above MUD1 as well... This
copy was nicked from http://www.amnaria.com/ because they seem to
keep having web problems and being taken over by pretty young girls
called Tina who wants to advertise her webcam.
- Richard Bartle's
Players who suit MUDs
article - Compare this to my "Confessions" document.
Don't get me wrong mind, I do like this article,
it's just very different.
- Gamespy are running an article called
The History of MUDs. - I present this one as a typical example
of the sort of shonky research that misses a whole 5 years out and most
of the top of the "MUD-Tree". Well done chaps, I did wonder if when you
started this you'd actually do a decent job - you didn't.
- Nothing else yet, I am lazy!
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