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Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Miriani: Online Adventure Game for the Blind

By Jessica Pitzer

Miriani is a multi-player online roleplaying game in which you take on the role of a starship pilot. It is set in the year 2355, and things are quite a bit different than in our world today.

Their are 40 known sectors, which are populated by many planets, moons, and space stations. Some of the activities you can do are:

  • Become a pirate, and steal from other players.
  • Protect human space from aliens called praelor by fighting in invasions, and by participating in combat missions.
  • Asteroid hauling.
  • Salvaging Debris.
  • Planetary mining.
  • Couriering.
  • Trading.
  • Traveling through space, hunting for artifacts.
  • Mail delivery.
  • Passenger Transports.
  • Atmospheric Salvaging.
  • Archaeology.
  • Planetary surveying, both in space, and on the ground.

Miriani is a MOO, a Multi-User Domain - Object Oriented game that requires a MOO client. If your sighted I recommend VMoo from, and if your blind, I recommend either Monkey Term, or VIP Mud from Their are also a number of soundpacks that can be found on the internet, links to these can also be found on the in game message boards, and at, who has a link to an older one for monkey term.

The hostname to connect to the MOO is, and the port is 1234.

Click this link to learn more or play Miriani:

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