Other M.U.L.E.-inspired computer games

M.U.L.E. is a cool and unique game. A masterpiece of gaming history. Naturally, over the many years since it’s release in 1983, other developers have strived to produce similar games. These “hommages” or “clones” can be categorized in commercial releases and hobbyist projects.

In this section, you find the entry point to information about these clones. Click on the game title for details about each game: General description, downloads (if available), playing guides, articles/reviews etc.

Commercial releases:

  • 1991: Traders
    • platforms: Amiga, Atari ST, PC DOS
    • developed by Linel, published by Merit Games
  • 1992: Subtrade – Return to Irata
    • platforms: Amiga, PC DOS
    • developed by Century Interactive, published by Boeder
  • 2002: Space HoRSE
    • platform: PC Windows (?)
    • developed by Gilligames, published by Shrapnel Games
  • 2018: Space Moguls
    • platform: Commodore 64
    • developed by Carl-Henrik Skarstedt, published by Protovision

Hobbyist projects:

  • 1993: R.U.L.E.
    • platform: PC DOS
    • developed by Thomas Ehlers, latest version: 1.0
  • 1993: M.U.L.E. 386
    • platform: PC DOS
    • programmed by Bjoern Sander, latest version: 0.5b
  • 1997: TZ Colony
    • platform: PC Windows 3.1
    • programmed by Thomas Zeh, latest version: 1.01

Other hobbyist projects include Future Trade (Amiga) and Star Colony (Atari ST), but little is known about these and I am currently unable to play them for evaluation. Further research is needed.