About MUME
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MUME, Multi-Users in Middle-earth, is a free multiplayer roleplaying game based upon J.R.R. Tolkien’s Middle-earth that has been continuously enhanced since fall ’91.

In MUME players can explore more than 26,000 open rooms and live in this meticulously crafted world during its late Third Age, and possibly join the Epic War between the forces of the Dark Lord and the armies of the West. [Do you want to learn more?]

Do you want to start playing right away? Then just get going! Do you want to read a bit more first, get some hints about mappers, or watch the Video Tutorials? Then visit the section for new players.

For questions and advice just visit our Official Forum! Simply login with your MUME-character.

MUME is hosted at HEIG-VD (School of Engineering and Management Vaud, Switzerland).


Latest game news

Game Hints, a Beorning Home, Achievement Fixes, and Reboot Times (Waba)04 Mar 2018

* We have expanded the "hints" system to display contextual hints, see
  "help hints".

  Currently there is tailored advice about being hungry/thirsty, exhausted,
  wounded, and poisoned.

  Feel free to "change hints on" and provide feedback! (Waba, Rogon)

* The village of Ingrove has offered one of their greatest warriors, Faine the
  Beorning, a space which she can call her own. At times, loud growls have
  been known to be heard from the small cavern. And when a group of Beorning
  youths tried to prove their mettle by entering, Faine's personal valet
  easily settled them down.

  (Congratulations to Faine for being a level 100 Bear!)

* When visited, Narv will now update player's achievements if they had finished
  his quest but did not have the achievement. (Arfang)

* Players who defeat the wolves that disturb the Shire during the winter will
  now receive the achievement even if they are already citizens. (Imago)

* The "time" command will now show more accurate time for when the next
  scheduled reboot is about to happen. (Dáin)

Latest web news

New machine 12 Nov 2017

MUME has moved to a new machine. It can still be reached at mume.org.
Its new IP address is

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MUME logo based on John Howe’s “Gandalf” and “Horseman in the Night” by Renea, Vairë, and Manwë.
Web site maintained by Manwë. Last updated Oct 2016.