was the creator of some of the most influential and revolutionary BBS
games of all time including Barren Realms Elite
, Solar Realms Elite
, and Falcon's Eye
. The games were based on the same type of interface, and were designed with an almost identical look and feel. Also, they were InterBBS
capable which was quite an acheivement in and of itself. After developing Falcon's Eye
, however, Mehul began losing interest in the dial-up BBS
world and began a project he called "Earth
was his first web-based game, built in Borland Delphi
in six weeks and hosted on his Solarianet.com
site. At first his target audience was 500 users, but within weeks thousands were playing the online BRE
clone. As of this writeup, Earth 2025
has well over 50,000 regular players.
was his next project, and was essentially a clone of Falcon's Eye
with many teamwork
-type enhancements taken from BRE
that weren't implimented in Earth. Utopia was even more popular than it's predacessor, with over 60,000 active users as of this writeup.
Other games he's created include an online Fantasy Baseball
game which has a userbase of more than 40,000.
Over time Solaria
. Earth 2025, Utopia, Fantasy Baseball, and other assorted web-fluff
(such as 'greeting cards
') are the products that Swirve.com offers today.
As a side note, Barren Realms Elite
and Falcon's Eye
are now owned by John Dailey Software
. They can still be downloaded, registered, and installed on your favorate BBS
? I certainly hope not WildCat
: Door game