A college student in England named Roy Trubshaw created MUD off the ideas of the popular game Dungeons and Dragons in 1978.MUDs had a combination of role-playing games, hack and slash, player vs.The server was only used during specific hours of the day because of the initial games' location on a college website, but when the MUD game was useable, the servers were always full to the maximum capacity.
Today, there are thousands of IRC networks used daily.
Despite the early creation of Internet relay chat, it was not the first chat room of it's kind to come along.
This company (like MUD) also saw the attraction and opportunity in creating gaming with the new idea of Internet chat, and integrated the two together in their creation of Play NET.
Play NET had an extensive amount of games, such as chess, in which the players could talk to each other while partaking in the game with people around the world.
The company's executive, Alexander Trevor, released the Compu Serve CB Simulator to the public in 1980.
The Compu Serve CB simulator was truly modeled after the popular Citizens Band (CB) radios.
Internet relay chat (Also known as IRC) was created by accident in 1988 by yet another college student named Jarkko Oikarinen.
The original intention of this system was to extend a page for University of Oulu Finland called BBS.
Before the creation of IRC came Compu Serve, which was created by Jeffery Wilkins for his father-in-laws insurance company.