Originally written for the Atari 400/800 and published in 1983 by Electronic Arts, M.U.L.E. was an influential multiplayer video game that still maintains a following in the retro gaming community today. In fact, M.U.L.E. was Electronic Arts’ first big ‘hit’ and really helped form the publisher. With versions on the Commodore 64, Nintendo Entertainment System, and other computers and consoles, this planetary colonization economic simulator has struck a fond chord with thousands upon thousands of different gamers over the years.
One of those people was Christopher Williamson, who is now involved with creating an officially licensed sequel to M.U.L.E. I wanted to ask him some questions about this endeavor, called Alpha Colony: A Tribute To M.U.L.E., and am grateful for the time taken out of his busy schedule to answer them.