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Development Updates – Jan 3

By Tecton | January 4, 2019 | 0 Comments

The development team has just released their latest Dev. Updates post, detailing recent releases/changes and what’s on the cards for the immediate future! Check it out on the Starmourn forums today!

Starmourn is now open to all!

By matt | December 15, 2018 | 20 Comments

Starmourn just went into open beta, which means it’s time to strap yourself in and get ready to head for the stars! 

It’s been over 3.5 years since we first started working on Starmourn, and we can finally pull the curtain back now and let you experience what we’ve been working on! We think Starmourn is the most exciting sci-fi MUD out there, and our whole team deserves the credit. 

Starmourn has all sorts of systems that are genuinely new to Iron Realms games, from our unique take on hacking to momentum-based, highly-customizable starships to some of the player government systems to the wetwiring healing system to the way so many resources are entirely under player control in terms of harvesting the raw materials in space, refining them at a player-owned and operated refinery, and then turning them into manufactured goods to our room props and more.

The game also features a main quest storyline that starts from day one and goes to level 75 – something none of our other games have done. 

Congrats to the whole Starmourn team, and as for you, dear readers – get ready to experience an entirely new MUD from opening day. In the future, you’ll be looked back at as the first generation of Starmourn players, who will likely leave an outsized mark on the legacy of the game. Do us proud!

Login screen for Starmourn.

Iron Realms Releases Its First New MUD In 9 years

By ironrealms | December 13, 2018 | Comments Off on Iron Realms Releases Its First New MUD In 9 years

For Immediate Release
December 13, 2018

Starmourn is Iron Realm’s most advanced MUD and first science-fiction game.

December 13, 2018 — This Saturday, December 15, 2018, Iron Realms Entertainment is releasing Starmourn, their sixth MUD and first in a sci-fi setting. While the games industry long ago moved away from multiplayer text games, Iron Realms has remained devoted to the genre and is the only company in the world still actively creating and publishing new commercial MUDs.

When we still actively about Starmourn in 2015, we wondered if it was crazy to invest into anew MUD given that the overall audience for that type of game is much-shrunken. However, I had always personally wanted to create a MUD with a sci-fi setting, the games and Starmourn gave us the opportunity to apply over 20 years of experience in this genre of games to an original universe we created,” said Matt Mihaly, has remained CEO of Iron Realms. “It’s also been really fun to take all that experience and push the boundaries of what the classic text MUD model can do. For instance, our starship system, which is ‘graphical’ in the sense that it uses ascii characters to represent space and what’s in it, is momentum-based and has almost an arcade-y feel to it, which is something I’ve never seen in a MUD before.

Starmourn’s core features include the aforementioned starship system, comprised of highly-customizable ships ranging from fighters up to supercruisers, a strongly player-driven economy where players are responsible for sourcing raw materials, processing them, and manufacturing a whole range of necessary goods, a hacking system unlike anything in other MUDs,an emphasis on a rich, detailed world, five unique character classes (more coming!) with the same PvP depth that Iron Realms players have come to expect,twelve unique races, player-governed factions, and over 1000 space zones to explore filled with planets, suns, asteroids, moons, and much more.

Release Date

Starmourn has been in closed beta testing for the last month, updating based on user feedback. It’s scheduled for release this Saturday, December 15th at 2PM PST. Iron Realms Entertainment has a proprietary, cross platform client allowing users to play Starmourn directly from their browser on any platform, including iOS and Android. Users will be able to play at this Saturday.

Founded in 1998, Iron Realms Entertainment is the worldwide leader in MUDs and has led the way in free-to-play games for over 20 years. IRE has four other MUDs available at

For more information, press only:

  • Jeremy Saunders

For more information on Starmourn:

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More Beta Invites!

By Tecton | November 26, 2018 | 6 Comments

We’ve just launched another wave of closed beta invites, so check your inbox to see if you were one of the lucky few!

Starmourn Trailer!

By matt | November 1, 2018 | 0 Comments

We made a little trailer for Starmourn, for you guys to enjoy and share with your friends. Enjoy!

Beta time!

By Tecton | October 17, 2018 | 9 Comments

I’m sure you have been waiting with bated breath for this day! We’re pleased to announce that Starmourn will be going into beta testing this November! We’ll be running a closed beta for a couple of weeks, and barring any major issues(*), we’ll open it up to everyone mid-December!

Can’t wait for open beta? Neither can we! So we’re going to run a contest for invites to the closed beta over on the Starmourn forums – to enter, all you have to do is post in the contest thread with what race/class combination you’re most excited about playing. We’ll draw a handful of players to join us in the first taste of Iron Realms’ first Sci-fi game.

While we will be doing a player wipe between closed and open beta, those who participate in the closed beta will be gifted 100 credits on their final character once we hit open beta.

The contest starts today and will run until November 12th, so head over to the Starmourn forums and enter today.

  • One entry per person please – multiple entries will result in disqualification.
  • Applicants will need to be 18 or older at the time of the drawing, for legal purposes.

(*) This is a possibility – we’ll do our best to not delay the opening, but it could happen.

Please submit your entries on the FORUMS, not as comments on this news article!

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