was among the first 3D massively multiplayer online role-playing games. Players create characters, and then advance in power by defeating monsters, completing quests, and collecting treasure.
The alpha test of Meridian went online on December 15, 1995. It was commercially released on September 27, 1996. Several free, downloadable updates were released during the next 18 months: Vale of Sorrow, Revelation, Renaissance, and Dark Auspices. The original servers were shut down in late 2000, however the game continues to be available at its website.
It has a Doom
-style first-person graphics engine, with both software and hardware renderers.
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After the servers were shut down in 2000, Near Death Studios, Inc.
purchased the rights from The 3DO Company on 29th November 2001. The game was relaunched in 2002 as Meridian 59: Resurrection
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on May 10, 2001.