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Developer(s) Mats Persson, Thomas Padron-McCarthy, Fredrik Hübinette, project community
Engine LPMud
Platform(s) Platform independent
Release date(s) 1990
Genre(s) Medieval fantasy MUD
Mode(s) Multiplayer
Distribution Online

NannyMUD is a MUD, a text-based online role-playing game, founded in 1990,[1] making it one of the longest-running online games. It is hosted by Lysator, the computer club of Linköping University in Sweden.[2]


The login screen from NannyMUD

The game is set in a medieval fantasy world.[3] Typically of MUDs, it has a natural-language-like control system that accepts commands like get bottle and drink milk.[4]


Around April 20, 1990, having played and enjoyed Genesis LPMud, Mats Persson downloaded LPMud version 1.1.2 and set up his own MUD. In May, after a series of relocations from one host system to another, the MUD was hosted on, and Persson accepted a suggestion to name it NannyMUD, in honor of both the host system and "my grandmother who refused to understand anything about computers".[1] It is at this point that NannyMUD became a project of Lysator.[1]

Early wizards included Thomas "Padrone" Padron-McCarthy, a prolific contributor to the LPMud community.[1]

Technical infrastructure

NannyMUD runs on a local fork of the LPMud 3.1.2 driver, called "NannyMOS". Its mudlib was once based on the LPMud 2.4.5 mudlib, but ongoing development has removed all trace of that system.[5]


Fredrik "Profezzorn" Hübinette, creator of the LPC-inspired Pike programming language, was a long-time contributor to NannyMUD.[5][6]


  1. ^ a b c d "The Beginning". NannyMUD. Archived from the original on 2007-09-17. Retrieved 2010-05-23. 
  2. ^ Javnost (European Institute for Communication and Culture) 6. 1999. Lysator, the computer club at the technical university in Linkoping is SvenskMuds' [ 
  3. ^ "What is NannyMUD?". NannyMUD. Archived from the original on 2007-07-08. Retrieved 2010-05-23. 
  4. ^ Asensio, Rosa Macarro (2008). "Language Learning and MUDs: an Overview". Tejuelo (2): 20–29. 
  5. ^ a b "A Time Line". NannyMUD. Archived from the original on 2007-09-19. Retrieved 2010-05-23. 
  6. ^ "Musings of the Elders". NannyMUD. Archived from the original on 2007-07-08. Retrieved 2010-05-23. 

External links

  • Official website
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