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MUME, Multi-Users in Middle-earth, is a free multiplayer roleplaying game based upon J.R.R. Tolkien's Middle-earth that has been continuously enhanced since fall '91.

In MUME players can explore more than 25.000 open rooms and live in this meticulously crafted world during its late Third Age, and possibly join the Epic War between the forces of the Dark Lord and the armies of the West. [Do you want to learn more?]

Do you want to start playing right away? Then just get going! Do you want to read a bit more first, get some hints about mappers, or watch the Video Tutorials? Then visit the section for new players.

For questions and advice just visit our Official Forum! Simply login with your MUME-character.


Latest game news

Movement colours, labels, fixed messages (Waba)28 May 2016

1. We added "change colour movement-in" and "change colour movement-out".
   These commands allow you to highlight special movement messages (such
   as a smob arriving via mudlle) and distinguish them from the spam.

   Messages caused by regular movement are not affected.

   Feel free to typo-report messages that we may have missed. (Waba)

2. You can no longer use words that are known not to work well as labels;
   e.g., "north", "east", "at", "around", and "the".

   Cf. "help labels". (Dáin)

3. Bystanders will no longer notice attempts at blocking or breaking doors
   that are not there. (Waba)

4. Orcs will no longer be told about the 'cruel light' when the weather
   actually protects them from the sun. (Waba)

Latest web news

New machine 6 Nov 2011

MUME has moved to a new machine. It can still be reached at mume.org. Its new IP address is

You like MUME? Tell others on [The Mud Connector].

MUME logo based on John Howe's "Gandalf" and "Horseman in the Night" by Renea, Vairë, and Manwë.
Web site maintained by Manwë. Last updated Jul 2013.