ifMUD is a
MUDassociated with the rec.arts.int-fiction newsgroupaccessible via telnetor a MUD client. It is central to the interactive fictioncommunity, frequented by many of the genre's best-known writers. Every year, the XYZZY Awardsare hosted on ifMUD during an online ceremony.
ifMUD is written in the
Perl computer programming languagemaking use of an extensive hack of the earlier perlMUD, with many additional features.
Two major bots exist on ifMUD, Alex and Floyd.
Floyd acts as an interpreter for many different IF writing platforms. It was named after a fictional character from the
Planetfallgame by Infocom.
Alex, a "parrot" bot named after Alex Pepperberg, keeps track of memos on any topic, editable by anyone, similar to a
wiki. It was written by Dan Shiovitzand was inspired by the Perlinfobot Purl.
* [http://ifmud.port4000.com/ ifMUD]
* [http://webhome.idirect.com/~dswxyz/MudMap.html ifMUD maps]
* [http://www.ifwiki.org/index.php/IfMUD ifMUD on ifWiki]
* [http://www.drizzle.com/~dans/if/alex.html About Alex the virtual parrot]
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