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“Standby to Land on Planet Irata”
If you ever enjoyed M.U.L.E., the amazing, 8-bit multiplayer space colonization game from 1983, you will enjoy this piece at Salon.com about the game’s creator, Dani Bunton. And if you are a gamer who has never played M.U.L.E., you should. It is an absolute classic. Here is a copy of the Commodore 64 version of the game. To play, you’ll need a Commodore 64 emulator. VICE works well on Win/Lin/OSX and is Free. The primitive UI is not altogether intuitive, so do take the time to read the docs. Now grab one or two joysticks and knock yourself out. (The Atari 800 version of the game also runs on modern PCs via emulation, but it is inferior in terms of both audio and video. The Commodore was simply a better machine.)