1. History

History of Meridian

Embark on the wild journey of Meridian 59, the quirky 3D multiplayer RPG that started in a basement. Follow the brothers behind its inception, from coding chaos to 3DO's unexpected intervention. Unearth the challenges, triumphs, and enduring legacy of this game that proved even dungeons have humble beginnings.

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Andrew and Chris Kirmse begin development of Meridian 59.

The alpha version goes live to the public.

The 3DO Company acquires Archtype Interactive and launches Meridian 59.

Near Death Studios acquires rights to Meridian 59 from The 3DO Company.

Meridian 59 comes home to its original creators.

Meridian 59 goes open source.

Meridian launches on Steam.

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Circling the...

Psychochild's reflections on a journey through online gaming roots, career shifts, and gratitude towards colleagues and players. A heartfelt toast to Meridian's enduring legacy.

Damion Schubert's Meridian History

Delve into the lighter side of Meridian's history. Discover tales of odd bugs, quirky team dynamics, and the industry's wild early days.

Let it be told...

A homage to the game's creators: A heartfelt tribute to the dedication that brought Meridian to life.