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Muddy Waters (online game)

Muddy Waters
Muddy Waters logo

Developer(s) Project community
Engine CD
Platform(s) Platform independent
Genre(s) Historical fantasy MUD
Mode(s) Multiplayer
Distribution Online

Muddy Waters, frequently abbreviated MW, is a long-running MUD, a text-based online role-playing game, founded in 1993. It has received positive critical response.[1]

Game characteristics

A screenshot of the Muddy Waters login sequence

The setting of Muddy Waters is a "historical fantasy environment".[2] Player characters may be of the human, elf, dwarf, orc, or hobbit races.[2]

A distinctive feature of the game is its book of character histories, which contains the name and description of every character generated on the MUD.[1]

Muddy Waters supports a gameinfo command at its initial login screen to help new players orient themselves.[2][1]


The character creation process of Muddy Waters has been called "particularly poetic",[1] and was used as an example "fairly typical for all MUDs" in Internet Agents: Spiders, Wanderers, Brokers, and Bots.[3]

Technical infrastructure

Muddy Waters is an LPMud[3][1] based on the CD gamedriver and mudlib.[4]


  1. ^ a b c d e Benedikt, Claire Lisette; Ciskowski, Dave (1995). MUDs: Exploring Virtual Worlds on the Internet. BradyGames. pp. 166–169.  
  2. ^ a b c Hoffman, Allan (1995). 50 Fun Ways to Internet. Book-mart Press. pp. 115–116.  
  3. ^ a b Cheong, Fah-Chun (1996). Internet Agents: Spiders, Wanderers, Brokers, and Bots. New Riders. pp. 256–266.  
  4. ^ "Muddy Waters".  

External links

  • Mud Connector listing
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