Iron Realms Entertainment

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Iron Realms Entertainment
Limited liability
Industry Interactive entertainment
Founded 1996
Founder Matt Mihaly
Headquarters United States
Key people
Jeremy Saunders
Products Video games

Iron Realms Entertainment (formerly known as Achaea LLC) is a computer game development company that has created the MUDs Achaea, Dreams of Divine Lands; Aetolia, The Midnight Age; Imperian, the Sundered Heavens; Lusternia, Age of Ascension; and Midkemia Online. Matt Mihaly is its founder and CEO and Jeremy Saunders is its President.


Games developed by Iron Realms Entertainment include:

Another game, Tears of Polaris, a text-based MUD game based in a science fiction/fantasy universe, was announced, but after four years of development it was put on hold in the summer of 2011. A lack of major progress as well as a major change in the codebase were cited as some of the reasons the project was put on indefinite hold.[1]

Rapture Engine[edit]

The Rapture Engine was created by Iron Realms Entertainment and is used by all of its MUDs, albeit heavily modified for those most recently in production.

Rapture was used to develop an interactive chat system in conjunction with a United Nations affiliated organization for the 7th Annual World Summit of Young Entrepreneurs.[2]


Iron Realms Entertainment LLC was originally founded as Achaea LLC in 1996. After the release of Aetolia in 2001, Achaea LLC was renamed Iron Realms LLC.

In 2004 IRE was featured in Computer Gaming World and on Wired News after the release of an "addictive" virtual drug called gleam.[3][4]

Achaea was featured in the June 10th, 2004 episode of The Screen Savers.[5]

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