Icesus LPmud - A medieval world of snow and ice
Icesus is an LPmud (like Batmud) - a Multi-User Dungeon (or Domain).
Essentially, it's fantasy role-playing game like the old AD&D games but, played
over the net in interaction with other, real, people.
What makes Icesus stand out is the unique world of the game. Quote from the
"The valley of Icesus is very cold, and only saved from total freezing by
the vulcanic activity."
Unlike other muds with seasons, it's always winter and cold in the world of Icesus.
The game has been steadily developing over the years and, currently, competes with
any other MUD out there, both in quality and in the amount of active players.
Also, very much contributing to the unique high-fantasy feeling of the game are the
rules by which Icesus is developed: all ideas for areas or other game features are
specifically designed for Icesus. Certain similarities with other MUDs are bound
to happen but, there are nor will there ever be areas called Smurfville or Moria
in the game, nor will there ever be players with existing fantasy-names (such as
Gandalf or Raistlin, as mentioned on the website). Icesus was opened for the
public in 1998.
Icesus physically resides in the premises of University of Jyväskylä, in the
city of Jyväskylä, Finland and is maintained by a non-profit organization
Icesus is free of charge and open 24/7 for anyone to come in anytime they feel
Icesus can be found at: icesus.org port 23, or: icesus.cjb.net port 23.
1: Jää Ry official website: http://www.icesus.org/