BatMUD is a text-based medieval fantasy massively multiplayer online game with an extremely rich set of features - constantly in development since 1990.
Recent Reviews:
Very Positive (10) - 80% of the 10 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
All Reviews:
Positive (49) - 89% of the 49 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date:
Apr 14, 1990

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Curator Review

By Designer Plays December 3, 2019

“Before MMOs, there were text-based MUDs or Multi-User Dungeons, and BatMUD is still going strong after 20+ years; a massive open world where you can do just about anything. Seriously great game.”

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“If you're the type to enjoy a good long book, as well as a good gaming session, BatMUD might be a really good fit, since a lot of it is down to your own imagination.”

“An evening of high fantasy and good friendship is nothing to sneer at.”

Disclaimer about BatMUD

BatMUD is a text-based game, hence buyer discretion is advised! All graphics in this game are solely for enhancing/supporting the text-gaming experience (read: this game does not contain graphics).

About This Game

2019. There's a MUD on Steam.

Forge artifacts of power. Sail to faraway lands. Build a city in your name.

Establish your legacy. Perish, and be born anew.

See guilds fall, races become extinct - or be one to nurture them.

Explore the realm and roam free.

Hone your craft, by forge or by arcane arts, and empower yourself - or others, for a price.


BatMUD is a text-based medieval fantasy game with an extremely rich set of features.

We offer a significant player to player commerce system; and experienced players can build their own items, including seafaring vessels and even cities. Play anything you wish; build your character, reincarnate. Find locked races and establish secret societies. Enjoy the massive open realm, roam free. Create, trade, quest, amass wealth and equipment. Make friends within the vibrant and colourful player community.

A detailed combat system, familiars, mounts and hundreds of custom zones built over 25 years. Constantly evolving, always under further development. BatMUD is the predecessor of MMOs and a hidden jewel of the Internet.

Come, become a newbie once again.

Mature Content Description

The developers describe the content like this:

BatMUD contains hack n' slash features, therefore it has textual content where e.g. your character can attack and kill monsters or other beings. Sometimes these descriptions may be quite graphical, albeit in written form.

System Requirements

SteamOS + Linux
    • OS: Any
    • Processor: Any
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Any (1024x768 minimum resolution)
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 256 MB available space
    • Sound Card: n/a
    • OS: Any
    • Processor: Any
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Any (1024x768 minimum resolution)
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 256 MB available space
    • Sound Card: n/a

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