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TriadCity

by SmartMonsters, Inc.; Gary Smith; Mark Phillips

RPG, Literary
1998

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About the Story

TriadCity is an ambitious multi-user role playing game with a strong emphasis on literary and philosophical themes. It's been cited in several scholarly forums for its literary merits, including the Cambridge Companion to Postmodernism, which concludes its survey of postmodernist literature with TriadCity as its culminating example.

From Wikipedia:

"The game takes place within its namesake city, a massive urban environment featuring a blend of historic, modern, and fantastic design elements. At the center of the city is a safe haven called Sanctuary Island where characters first enter the world. The geography of the city divides into three large areas called the Thirds which can be reached from Sanctuary Island. The north-west third of the city is a participatory democracy which excels in the arts and sciences. The north-east third of the city is a senatorial republic which excels in private enterprise and athletics. The southern third of the city is governed by the infallible Central Computer which affords it citizens plenty of leisure time to enjoy their unprecedented technological achievements. The game world currently comprises about 16,000 finished rooms, but is expected to reach a size of around 100,000 rooms when complete. This will make TriadCity considerably larger than the average MUDs at its completion."


Game Details

Language: English (en)
Current Version: Beta
License: Commercial
Development System: Custom
IFID: Unknown
TUID: udsmqhmsqottnpcz

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TriadCity
TriadCity is an ambitious multi-user dungeon or MUD (a type of online role-playing game) with a strong emphasis on literary and philosophical themes. It is the flagship offering of the independent games company SmartMonsters and is currently in open beta. TriadCity has been cited in several scholarly forums for its literary merits, including the Cambridge Companion to Postmodernism
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