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The Dungeons of Moria (video game)

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'''''The Dungeons of Moria''''', also know as ''Moria'', is an old rogue-like computer game, based on a story from ''[[The Lord of the Rings]]''.  The goal in the game is to reach the bottom of the maze of mines of [[Moria]] and kill the [[Balrogs|Balrog]].<ref>[http://www.meristation.com/v3/des_articulo.php?pic=CON&id=2254&idj=&idp=&tipo=art&c=1&pos=3 Meristation, El Anillo interactivo] p. 4 (retrieved 18 August 2010)</ref> The original version was written by [[Robert Alan Koeneke]] at the University of Oklahoma after he became hooked on ''Rogue'' but could not run it on the VAX 11/780 computer running VMS to which he had access.
'''Moria''' is an old roguelike computer game, based on a story from ''[[The Lord of the Rings]]''.  The goal in the game is to reach the bottom of the maze of mines of [[Moria]] and kill the [[Balrogs|Balrog]] The original version was written by [[Robert Alan Koeneke]] at the University of Oklahoma after he became hooked on ''Rogue'' but could not run it on the VAX 11/780 computer running VMS to which he had access.
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Version 1.0 was written in VMS Pascal and completed in the summer of 1983.  From around 1985 the source code was widely distributed under a licence that permitted sharing and modification but not commercial use.  Koeneke's last release was ''Moria 4.7'' in 1986 or 1987.
 
Version 1.0 was written in VMS Pascal and completed in the summer of 1983.  From around 1985 the source code was widely distributed under a licence that permitted sharing and modification but not commercial use.  Koeneke's last release was ''Moria 4.7'' in 1986 or 1987.
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* [http://roguelike-palm.sourceforge.net/kMoria/ KMoria - port of Unix Moria 5.5.2 for the Palm OS]
 
* [http://roguelike-palm.sourceforge.net/kMoria/ KMoria - port of Unix Moria 5.5.2 for the Palm OS]
 
* [http://www.piratehaven.org/~beej/moria/ The Moria Page]
 
* [http://www.piratehaven.org/~beej/moria/ The Moria Page]
 
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* [http://remarque.org/~grabiner/moriafaq.html Frequently Asked Questions]
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* [http://www.lysator.liu.se/tolkien-games/entry/dungeons-moria.html Tolkien Games] (retrieved 16 August 2010)
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* [http://www.faqs.org/faqs/tolkien/games/ FAQS, Tolkien Games] (retrieved 16 August 2010)
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The Dungeons of Moria
Video game
DeveloperRobert Alan Koeneke, Jimmy Wayne Todd, James E. Wilson, David J. Grabiner[1]
PublisherUnknown
PlatformAmiga, Atari ST, Macintosh, MS-DOS, Unix, VAX, X Windows
Release date1983
GenreRPG

The Dungeons of Moria, also know as Moria, is an old rogue-like computer game, based on a story from The Lord of the Rings. The goal in the game is to reach the bottom of the maze of mines of Moria and kill the Balrog.[2] The original version was written by Robert Alan Koeneke at the University of Oklahoma after he became hooked on Rogue but could not run it on the VAX 11/780 computer running VMS to which he had access.

Version 1.0 was written in VMS Pascal and completed in the summer of 1983. From around 1985 the source code was widely distributed under a licence that permitted sharing and modification but not commercial use. Koeneke's last release was Moria 4.7 in 1986 or 1987.

Moria inspired a number of derivative versions. Jim E. Wilson created Umoria, a modified version in C for UNIX. At the University of Washington a modified Pascal version named Imoria was developed, which has been ported to C by Steve Kertes. Angband was derived from Umoria at the University of Warwick. Furthermore, it is known to have been an inspiration for Diablo.

External links

References

  1. David Grabiner's Official Website (retrieved 16 August 2010)
  2. Meristation, El Anillo interactivo p. 4 (retrieved 18 August 2010)