Why It Took 25 Years for the Video Game ‘Tibia’ to Get Sound

The massively multiplayer online role-playing game Tibia launched before some people reading this were born. The top-down RPG has been active since January 1997, an eternity for online video games. The design and technology powering MMORPGs have come a long way since Tibia, but while other games may come and go, Tibia remains. The game more or less looks the same as it did in the mid 90s, and that extends to the way it sounds, too. Since its launch, Tibia hasn’t had any music or sound effects. It’s silent.

This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/88qvq3/why-it-took-25-years-for-the-video-game-tibia-to-get-sound