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DescriptionMeridian 59 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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The Press Says
|High Score||Jan, 1997||5 out of 5||100|
|Adrenaline Vault, The (AVault)||Apr 10, 1997||100|
|Game Revolution||Jun 05, 2004||B+||83|
|PC Player (Germany)||Jan, 1997||80|
|PC Gamer UK||Dec, 1996||74 out of 100||74|
|Gamesmania||1996||70 out of 100||70|
|Computer Games Magazine||1997||70|
|GameSpot||May 15, 1997||6.8 out of 10||68|
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TriviaOne of the project leaders, Christopher Kirmse, now helps develop M.A.M.E. (Multiple Arcade Machine Emulator).
Related Web Sites
- Meridian 59 Official Website -- The official website of Meridian 59 (from Near Death Studios)
- Meridian 59 Russian -- Site of the Russian Meridian 59 server (in English)
Andrew Kirmse (16) added Meridian 59 (Windows) on May 10, 2001