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– M.U.L.E. 40th Anniversary Special –
WoM is an independent website dedicated to one of the best multiplayer games in the history of computer games. M.U.L.E. was created by Ozark Softscape in 1983, credited to Dan Bunten*, Bill Bunten, Jim Rushing, Alan Watson and Roy Glover.
The effort I spend on digitally archiving “all things M.U.L.E.” is my bow before Ozark Softscape and especially Dani Bunten*, honoring her vision of computer games being a means to bring people together instead of being a hobby for lonely geeks. That vision sounds commonplace? Keep in mind that this vision was formulated in 1983, which is almost a decade before the internet came by, or multi-player games became commonplace!
WoM provides the following site content. On each of the following pages, you will find more information about the M.U.L.E. legacy than you will ever be able to remember: General info about the games, downloads, player’s guides, articles, interviews with the developers, M.U.L.E.-inspired art…
- General introduction to the M.U.L.E. Legacy
- Classic M.U.L.E. games for various systems (C64, Atari, …) created by or licensed by Ozark Softscape from 1983-1990
- Modern remakes of M.U.L.E. which are officially endorsed by Ozark Softscape (Planet M.U.L.E. and M.U.L.E. Returns) from 2009-2013
- “Missing in action” M.U.L.E. games (Amiga, Sega) from the 1990’ies
- M.U.L.E.-inspired other computer games (“clones” or “hommages” such as Traders, Subtrade, Space Moguls, …) from all eras
- M.U.L.E.-inspired board games
- M.U.L.E.-inspired art and merchandise (graphics, music, sound, literature, humor, T-Shirts, Posters, Coffee Mugs, …)
- Special stuff not fitting in any of the above categories
- Finally, a bit about the history of WoM from 1997 until today
WoM has no intention at all to infringe any copyrights and/or trademarks. The sole purpose of this website is to keep alive the legacy of a great game and great game designers from the 20th century, as well as the materials created around that legacy which emphasize this legacy. This is to nurture the associated community of M.U.L.E.-loving people in the 21st century and beyond. If, however, you would like to see any content on WoM removed for whatever reason, please get in contact.
*in 1992, M.U.L.E. game designer Daniel Bunten had a sex change and changed name to Danielle – Danielle Bunten Berry @ Wikipedia