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Genocide
Genocide Logo
Developer(s) Project community
Engine LPMud
Platform(s) Platform independent
Release date(s) 1992
Genre(s) Pure PK MUD
Mode(s) Multiplayer
Media/distribution Online
System requirements

Telnet client or MUD client, Internet access


Genocide is a MUD, a text-based online game, focused exclusively on player-killing.[1][2] Founded in 1992,[3][4] it was influential as the first such "pure PK" MUD,[3] and has met with positive critical response.[2][5][6]

Game characteristicsEdit

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Genocide's gameplay is based around "wars", sessions of PvP conflict, that restart at frequent intervals.[2] Character development as it is normally known on MUDs is completely absent, with the only advantages that experienced players have consisting of knowledge of the game structure.[2]

Genocide's setting is the "Island of Genocide", which is subdivided into domains and, within domains, areas.[7] The world is vaguely medieval fantasy in theme, with a tremendous variety of character options available within that context.[8]

Player character death on Genocide inflicts no lasting harm. However, kill and death statistics are tracked, and the kill-to-death ratio is the main way in which relative social status of players is measured.[9]

The social atmosphere on Genocide, not atypically of a highly competitive gaming environment, is noted as hostile and replete with crass language.[5]

HistoryEdit

In 1992, Genocide served as a crucial development testbed for the MudOS LPMud driver.[10]

In 1994, Genocide abandoned the MudOS driver and ported to the main LPMud branch, citing speed concerns.[11]

InfluenceEdit

Genocide's ideas influenced a number of MUDs that emulated its pure PK orientation.[1]

Technical infrastructureEdit

Genocide uses a game driver derived from the LPMud 3.2.1 server software, also known as the Amylaar driver.[1][5] Its mudlib is homegrown.

ReferencesEdit

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External linksEdit

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