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Game On

Game On

From their basement headquarters inside a rowhouse on Eastern Avenue, developers at Pure Bang Games are programming the final touches to a demo of “MUD,” the latest video game from this Highlandtown gaming studio. The final version of the game—a fantasy “sandbox” project, gaming speak for a virtual world where game players can roam uninhibited through vast, open spaces—will allow players to create their own monsters and then pit their creations against their friends. But, for now, they’re only making a demo version where players take a character and embark on a tour through MUD’s open world. It’s the most the crew at Pure Bang can...