A MUD is an online multiplayer virtual world. It is the predecessor of MMOGs (Massive Multiplayer Online). MUD as an acronym stands for Multi-User Dungeon, though some games are not based in dungeons. These will then be more generically called Multi-User Dimensions or Multi-User Domains.
MUDs include a bunch of now-standard user and game mechanics like online chat, moving around rooms, collecting inventory, and accomplishing puzzles. Some MUDs become similar to Role Playing Games by incorporating monsters, leveling, and player versus player.
The earliest MUDs were essentially online role-playing video games set in a fantasy world. These games were influenced by Dungeons and Dragons and included fantasy races, monsters, player classes like fighters, magic-users, and thieves. These MUDs had players explore a fantastical realm, take on quests, roleplay with other players, and advance the character through class levels. Later on came MUDs with science fiction, futuristic, and other settings.
ADV is the short-form command for Adventure. Initial adventure games developed in the 1970s and early 1980s were text-based, using text parsers to translate the player’s input into commands. As personal computers became more powerful with the ability to show graphics, the graphic adventure game format became popular, initially by augmenting player’s text commands with graphics.
MUD ADV Maker is a combination Multi-User Dungeon, Adventure builder. It combines the online connectivity of a MUD with the non-RPG play found in Adventure.
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