: Stanford University Libraries today announced that it has acquired the source code files for MUD1
, the very first online virtual world, first released in 1978.
, or Multi-User Dungeon
, was a text-based multiplayer adventure created by Richard Bartle and Roy Trubshaw, that eventually spawned a huge variety of similar projects.
Now the source code for the original game has been donated to Stanford University Libraries
, where Stanford will be allowed to provide the public with online access to the files. More details on how and when this will happen are due in the coming weeks.