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MERIDIAN 59 is STILL Amazing - TheHiveLeader

Meridian 59 is one of the original MMOs, and it's still running. In fact, it's now on Steam for free! Completely free. And if you've never played it before, you should. Now. Immediately. Meridian 59 was one of the first graphical MMOs TheHiveLeader ever played, and now he's going to gush about it for like 9 minutes. Enjoy!

Back to the Beginning With the Open Meridian Project

The oldest MMORPG ever, Meridian 59, is making a comeback, and we got the scoop on the project at PAX South.

Interview - The Open Meridian Project

Meridian 59 is considered one of the "old guard" 3D MMOs that still exists on the market today. Rob Lashley took some time to find out more about the Open Meridian Project with input from several members of the team.

Eighteen Years & Counting

A new article about the astonishing, though diminished, longevity of 1996's Meridian 59 has cropped up in a most unusual place: New Yorker magazine. The article talks to several of the handful of players who continue to doggedly play the game, those who have grown to adulthood playing the original MMO.

Classic Game Post-Mortem GDC-Online Event Announced

GDC-Online has announced the inclusion of a new event that will feature Meridian 59's Lead Designer Damion Schubert giving insight into the groundbreaking MMOs development and much more.

Near Death Studios Dies

Near Death Studios, has well, died. The company, which have been the developers of the now venerable MMORPG, Meridian 59, has shut down according to an announcement made on the blog of NDS' Brian "Psychochild" Green.

Interview with Mike Emmons

Garrett Fuller talks to Mike Emmons, who curently operates Meridian 59.

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Progress Report

Progress Report

We take a trip down memory lane with a look at Meridian 59, the grandfather of the games players enjoy today. This article includes several images and is based off an interview and demonstration from Brian Green of Near Death Studios.

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