1319291 story MUDs Turn 30 Years Old 238 Posted by Soulskill on Tuesday October 21, 2008 @03:20PM from the still-waiting-on-mod-10 dept. Massively points out that today marks the 30th anniversary of the first Multi-User Dungeon (MUD) going live at Essex University in the UK. The game, referred to as MUD1, was created by Roy Trubshaw. Richard Bartle, a man who also worked on the game as a student at Essex, has a post discussing the milestone and talking about how MUDs relate to modern MMOs. What MUDs did you play?