How the World's Oldest 3D MMO Keeps Cheating Death


'Meridian 59' keeps evolving long after its original servers were shut down.

This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at


I’d never heard of Meridian 59 before today, and Axon’s piece filled me with interest for it (although, given their account, likely not so much as to jump in). Biskalane sounds like a fascinating piece of work and the continuing communities for the game both sound fascinating in their own rights. I’ve not heard of an open-source MMO before, and it certainly seems like an intriguing method of keeping the flames of a game going on beyond where profitability can take it.