World of M.U.L.E.

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mule-animFrom August 14th, 1997 until July 5th 2014 – for almost 17 years – the World of M.U.L.E. was 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. In case you haven’t heard of the game, I suggest you start with reading my M.U.L.E. game review for Carpe Ludum.

ozarkThe effort I spend on digitally archiving “all things M.U.L.E.” is my bow before Ozark Softscape and especially Dan(i) Bunten*, honoring his/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 1982, which is almost a decade before the internet came by, or multi-player games came to be commonplace!

It might take me a while to migrate all the content from the original website over here to it’s new home at Carpe Ludum. This is a hobby project though – who knows how much time it takes… Until I achieve that – here is something to remember the old World of M.U.L.E. as it looked like before on shortly before it was mothballed. Ah, those were the days…


*in 1992, M.U.L.E. game designer Dan(iel) Bunten had a sex change and changed name to Dani(elle) – Danielle Bunten Berry @ Wikipedia