Back to the Future in the 1980s OASIS MUD

You need to read Ready Player One by Ernest Cline to understand this… but it starts in 1980s culture, the time of the first MUDs thanks to Richard Bartlett and others. And continues on to the pervasive virtual worlds in 2044… And involves a Delorean. And a competition.

Enter-the-OASISTry the “original” OASIS MUD prior to the development of the virtual world that follows… via

  • THE O.A.S.I.S. M.U.D.
  • The Ontologically Anthropocentric Sensory Immersive Simulation Multi-User Dimension
  • Connect to the O.A.S.I.S. using Telnet or your favourite MUD Client software.
  • IP ADDRESS: (deprecated)
  • PORT: 256

More documentation at Google Docs or the same content via this Short Link
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Aech’s Basement Chatroom in Second Life by Baldtraveller Shan


Photo of Aech’s Chatroom recreated by Baldtraveller Shan in Second Life, photo by Baldtraveller Shan. See Aech’s Basement Chatroom in Second Life – Ernie’s Blog – 11-Oct-2012. Located at

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