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Dune II (MUSH)

Dune II
Developer(s) John Robertson, project community
Engine TinyMUSH
Platform(s) Platform independent
Release date(s) 1992
Genre(s) Dune MUSH
Mode(s) Multiplayer
Distribution Online

Dune II was a MUSH, a text-based online role-playing game, that operated from 1994 to 1996.[1][2] It was founded by John Robertson, known as Duke Leto in the MUSH. It received positive critical response during its lifespan.


  • Game characteristics 1
  • History 2
  • Reception 3
  • References 4

Game characteristics

The setting of Dune II was based on Frank Herbert's Dune universe, ten years before the events in the novel Dune.[3][4] Most activity took place on the imperial throneworld Kaitain.[4]

Game play was heavily focused on role-playing.[4] Players were able to take on a number of different roles from the Dune setting.[3][4] A combat system was used in which an abstract judgment as to the victor was obtained, and then players would roleplay the conflict to the determined conclusion.[4]


Dune II was a sequel to an earlier DuneMUSH, and was succeeded by another MUSH, Dune III. Its cessation of operation in 1996 came after server hosting mishaps.[1]


Dune II was critically praised for its attention to detail, role-playing atmosphere, flexibility, and faithfulness to the atmosphere of Herbert's setting.[3][4]


  1. ^ a b Robertson, John (1996-09-12). "Dune II Mush Status". Retrieved 2010-09-19. 
  2. ^ Smith, Kevin (1996-08-02). "Looking For Feedback From MUSHers". Retrieved 2010-09-19. 
  3. ^ a b c  
  4. ^ a b c d e f Benedikt, Claire Lisette; Ciskowski, Dave (1995). MUDs: Exploring Virtual Worlds on the Internet. BradyGames. pp. 65–67.  
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