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Habitat: Lucasfilm's MMORPG for the C64

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I just found out about this.

 

Lucasfilm's Habitat is considered to be one of the forerunners of the MMORPG and ran over a connection to Quantum Link so the user client was just a C64 and modem. There's an updated version called NeoHabitat which sits atop QLink Reloaded over the Internet too.

 

Here's a couple of cool videos:

 

 

 

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The problem is, it didn't really take off, and was shut down before it could really show what it could do. It was an extremely interesting concept, but these days, there's not much you can scrape from it other than an interesting curiosity with some funny screenshots and some thoughts of what might have been.

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