Darker Realms
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Developer(s) Project community
Engine LPmud
Platform(s) Platform independent
Release date(s) 1990
Genre(s) Fantasy MUD
Mode(s) Multiplayer
Media/distribution Online
System requirements

Telnet client or MUD client, Internet access

Darker Realms is a MUD, a multi-user text-based role-playing game, set in a medieval fantasy world. Operating since June 1990,[1] it was one of the first LPMuds to open, and is the oldest continually running LPMud in the United States and the second oldest in the world (after Genesis LPMud). It was also the first MUD of any kind to feature a quest-based advancement system. It has been described as "one of the largest MUDs on the Internet".[2]

Game characteristics[edit | edit source]

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A screenshot from a newbie area on Darker Realms

In the MUD, players use a natural-language-like command parser to control their character, with commands like l at shield (short for look at shield) and west.[3]

DR maintains many of the classic elements of an LPMud, as well as several very distinctive guilds, original quests of varying difficulty, text versions of over a dozen card and board games, and a good number of more modern features such as built-in colors and aliases.

References[edit | edit source]

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External links[edit | edit source]

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