It isn't a MUD. It isn't IRC. It isn't a chat room. It's flame.

Flame is a bulletin board system that just happens to be implemented as a MUD. It is many things to many people:

  • a place you can visit and say nothing at all,
  • a social life substitute,
  • a place to hack your soul,
  • a virtual party-zone

To connect to flame, telnet to flame.ucc.gu.uwa.edu.au on port 4242

If you're stuck behind a firewall, you can telnet to any port on flame-tunnel.ucc.gu.uwa.edu.au.

Flame still runs a gopher server, of course, it also runs a web server.


Flame started in 1990 as a Remote Access BBS. It appeared in the Australian BBS listings in the March 1991 edition of Your Computer magazine (page 90). In 1992 it became a MUD, still also connected to the telephone line the BBS had previously used.