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From MUDs to MMORPGs: The History of Virtual Worlds

Bartle, R (2010) 'From MUDs to MMORPGs: The History of Virtual Worlds.' In: Hunsinger, J and Klastrup, L and Allen, M, (eds.) International Handbook of Internet Research. Springer. ISBN 978-1-4020-9788-1

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Abstract

Today?s massively multiplayer online role-playing games are the direct descendants of the textual worlds of the 1980s, not only in design and implementation terms but also in the way they are evolving thematically. Thus far, they have faithfully mirrored the path taken by their forebears. If they continue to do so, what can we expect of the graphical worlds of the future?

Item Type: Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords: Virtual World, MMORPG, MMO, Online Game, History
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
Divisions: Faculty of Science and Health > Computer Science and Electronic Engineering, School of
Depositing User: Clare Chatfield
Date Deposited: 15 Jul 2015 18:15
Last Modified: 17 Aug 2017 17:53
URI: http://repository.essex.ac.uk/id/eprint/9084

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