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Wyvern (Online Game)

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Wyvern (Online Game)

Free software portal
Developer(s) Steve Yegge, Cabochon, Inc.
Stable release 1.4.10
Written in Java, Python and Jython
Operating system Cross-platform
Available in English
Type Roguelike
License Proprietary
Video games portal

Wyvern is a 2-dimensional Graphical MUD/MMORPG game [1] which was released for public play on February 4, 2001 by creator Steve Yegge through his company Cabochon Inc.[2] Wyvern is a free game that was influenced by games such as Crossfire and NetHack.[3] Wyvern is available on all platforms through a pure Java version.

Once users have downloaded the stand-alone game client, they select a character from a collection of fantasy races. Users navigate through the game through a mixture of mouse-clicking and text-based commands. Players move throughout the lands of Wyvern, adventuring in areas that are created and modified by moderators known as Wizards.

In addition to allowing access to the game via a downloadable client for desktop users, Wyvern offers its users the ability to play the game with handheld devices.[4][5] In 2002, the game won the grand prize of $10,000 in the JPDA 2002 application developers contest, for the Java application which allows PDA users access to the game. It was stated that it won for its "originality and extra innovation" in comparison to the other applications submitted to the contest.[6]

The server has been down (and gameplay therefore suspended) since April 2011.[7]

In March 2012 the game's creator, Steve Yegge (Rhialto), responded to the question of "Are you going to bring Wyvern back?" with the answer: "Patience. I'm working on it."[8]

The newest update on the return of Wyvern came in April 2013 with the creation of the subreddit Rhialto has posted several updates, with his vision of a cloud-based Wyvern initially to be brought back on a mobile platform. He currently has a new website for the game in the works ( and has received clearance from Google to use Wyvern as a side project. [9]


External links

  • Wayback Machine (archived March 3, 2011)
  • Official forums
  • Subreddit

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