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Nuclear War MUD

Nuclear War MUD
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Developer(s) Project community
Engine MudOS
Platform(s) Platform independent
Release date(s) 1992
Genre(s) Post-apocalyptic cyberpunk MUD
Mode(s) Multiplayer
Distribution Online

Nuclear War MUD, abbreviated Nuke, is a MUD, a text-based online role-playing game, founded in 1992.[1]

Game characteristics

A screenshot of Nuclear War MUD '​s login screen

The MUD is set in a [2][3]

Street gangs are the most important affiliation that player characters have, and provide both objectives and special abilities with which to carry them out. Examples of gangs are the Hackers, who carry personal computer "totems", and the Inquisitors, who believe that the nuclear apocalypse was a "cleansing".[2]

Nuclear War has been noted for implementing the "chat channel" mechanic, a common convention in MUDs, through a thematically justified piece of equipment, a radio which must be tuned to the frequency of the channel one wishes to access.[4] Similarly, where the term for staff on many MUDs is "wizard", a term Nuclear War went live with, a change made a few months after release subverted the convention by calling staff "scientists", with the "Gods" becoming "Administrators" or "Arches".


Nuclear War has received critical praise, particularly for providing an alternative to the medieval fantasy settings otherwise pervasive in the MUD genre and for providing strong support for new players.[2]

Technical infrastructure

Nuclear War MUD is an LPMud running on the MudOS game driver and a custom mudlib once based on the LPMud 2.4.5 lib.[1]


  1. ^ a b "Nuclear War".  
  2. ^ a b c Towers, J. Tarin; Badertscher, Ken; Cunningham, Wayne; Buskirk, Laura (1996). Yahoo! Wild Web Rides. IDG Books Worldwide Inc. p. 168.  
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  4. ^ Shefski, William J. (1995). Interactive Internet: The Insider's Guide to MUDs, MOOs, and IRC.  
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