Muddy Waters (online game)

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Muddy Waters
Muddy Waters logo
Developer(s) Project community
Engine CD
Platform(s) Platform independent
Genre(s) Historical fantasy MUD
Mode(s) Multiplayer
Distribution Online

Muddy Waters, frequently abbreviated MW, is a long-running MUD, a text-based online role-playing game, founded in 1993. It has received positive critical response.[1]

Game characteristics[edit]

A screenshot of the Muddy Waters login sequence

The setting of Muddy Waters is a "historical fantasy environment".[2] Player characters may be of the human, elf, dwarf, orc, or hobbit races.[2]

A distinctive feature of the game is its book of character histories, which contains the name and description of every character generated on the MUD.[1]

Muddy Waters supports a gameinfo command at its initial login screen to help new players orient themselves.[2][1]


The character creation process of Muddy Waters has been called "particularly poetic",[1] and was used as an example "fairly typical for all MUDs" in Internet Agents: Spiders, Wanderers, Brokers, and Bots.[3]

Technical infrastructure[edit]

Muddy Waters is an LPMud[3][1] based on the CD gamedriver and mudlib.[4]


  1. ^ a b c d e Benedikt, Claire Lisette; Ciskowski, Dave (1995). MUDs: Exploring Virtual Worlds on the Internet. BradyGames. pp. 166–169. ISBN 1-56686-246-9. [pp. 169] Muddy Waters is a fine LP MUD, with a large population of players, a sprawling, detailed world, and a nice balance of quests and combat. 
  2. ^ a b c Hoffman, Allan (1995). 50 Fun Ways to Internet. Book-mart Press. pp. 115–116. ISBN 1-56414-176-4. 
  3. ^ a b Cheong, Fah-Chun (1996). Internet Agents: Spiders, Wanderers, Brokers, and Bots. New Riders. pp. 256–266. ISBN 1-56205-463-5. 
  4. ^ "Muddy Waters". The Mud Connector. 1999-03-24. Retrieved 2010-11-29. 

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