The Cryosphere is a mission-based, actively-updated, AberMUD-inspired game. Advancement in the game's ranking system is only achieved by completing missions (or quests), which start out as straightforward and become increasingly complex and challenging! Upon completion of all our missions, we invite players to contribute new context to the game (such as a new mission) in order to be promoted to Captain (our equivalent of Wizard).

We have lots of features... equipment saving, multiple dynamically generated wilderness areas for different planetary surfaces, a dynamic reset system for the game world, spacecraft, cybernetic implants, player-owned accomodation, simulated missions, hallucinogenic drugs and many more.

Join the Navy! See the Universe! Die in a swamp on a distant alien hellhole!


The year is 2063. Decades ago, space was opened up, for exploration, for development, and for colonisation. Now, the forces of competing nation-states are scrabbling to expand into the galaxy, fortifying and industrialising former frontier worlds, and searching for potential alien allies. One such system, located near the border of the demilitarised zone between British and French space, has been thrust into great importance, and now is host to an impressive military presence.

But not all is well, banditry and piracy are still rife, the development of the system barely begun, and the uneasy peace with the French starting to break down.

As a raw recruit to the Royal Space Navy, you must pass through the Academy, and then work your way up through the ranks by performing missions, eventually reaching the rank of Commander.

Cryosphere is a Sci-Fi themed MUD that has been built from scratch, with some Aber influence. We have equipment saving, stores, banks, insurance, hospitals, wilderness, an integrated ship and docking system, simulators that you can safely train in, an academy for new players, an original scenario, and many unique missions.

Mud Theme: SciFi

Client Recommendation: crystal, mushclient, zmud, putty

Cryosphere Mud Reviews

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Review posted by doulos
Posted on Fri Oct 4 08:36:32 2013 / 1 comment
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Just a head's up to anyone looking to connect and play here. The mud itself actually looks like an intriguing place, however there is a little bit of a problem.

Color and mud settings. I logged in and there was color everywhere! Not a huge problem, I don't mind color. The main problem was that wherever there was color it completely screwed up my mud client (gmud).

When I asked about if there was a way to fix the problem I was told to the problem was my mudclient and to download a new one.

Considering I have been using this one for a decade I wasn't about to switch for the sake of playing this one mud. I immediately logged out.

Might be fun, but just be aware that it will only work as intended on certain mud clients.

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Comment posted on Fri Oct 4 07:39:14 2013 by serriadh:

So, better late than never... gmud is an old, abandoned mudclient, and almost everything else is better. That said, it can be made to work with Cryosphere. You'll need to change the font to something fixed width see 'font' via the 'options' menu) such as FixedSys. Colours aren't a problem, just the font!

Sorry we weren't able to help at the time :-(

Cryosphere Stats
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# Days Listed5109
Last Connection StatusConnected
# Days With Status1184
Total Telnet Attempts4010.078
Total Website Attempts8410.165
Telnet Attempts This Month3059.839
Website Attempts This Month34211.032