Roy Trubshaw

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Roy Trubshaw (born 14 March 1959) was a Computer Science student at the University of Essex who co-authored MUD1, the first MUD, with Richard Bartle on a DEC PDP-10.[1][2] Both of them worked together at Multi-User Entertainment, with Trubshaw being the company’s technical director, to create MUD2 the second generation of MUD.[3] Trubshaw now works as an independent contractor.


  1. ^ Sloane, Sarah (2000) Digital Fictions: Storytelling in a Material World, Ablex Publishing Corporation, ISBN 978-1-56750-482-8, p. 168
  2. ^ Slator, Brian M. et al "From Dungeons to Classrooms: The Evolution of MUDs as Learning Environments", in Jain, Lakhmi C., Tedman, Raymond A. & Tedman, Debra K. (eds.) (2007) Evolution of Teaching and Learning Paradigms in Intelligent Environment, Springer, ISBN 978-3-540-71973-1, p. 121-2
  3. ^ "MUSE's Personnel",, retrieved 2010-12-18