Iron Realms Entertainment
Company typeLimited liability
IndustryVideo games
FounderMatt Mihaly
United States
Key people
Jeremy Saunders

Iron Realms Entertainment (formerly known as Achaea LLC) is a computer game development company that has created the MUDs Achaea, Dreams of Divine Lands; Aetolia, The Midnight Age; Imperian, the Sundered Heavens; Lusternia, Age of Ascension; and Midkemia Online. Matt Mihaly is its founder and CEO and Jeremy Saunders is its president.


Games developed by Iron Realms Entertainment include:

Rapture Engine

The Rapture Engine was created by Iron Realms Entertainment and is used by all of its MUDs, albeit heavily modified for those most recently in production.

Rapture was used to develop an interactive chat system in conjunction with a United Nations affiliated organization for the 7th Annual World Summit of Young Entrepreneurs.[2]


Iron Realms Entertainment LLC was founded as Achaea LLC in 1996. After the release of Aetolia in 2001, Achaea LLC was renamed Iron Realms LLC.

In 2004, IRE was featured in Computer Gaming World and on Wired News after the release of an "addictive" virtual drug called gleam.[3][4]

Achaea was featured in the June 10, 2004 episode of The Screen Savers.[5]


  1. ^ Lefebvre, Eliot. "Starmourn, a new commercial MUD, is arriving in 2017". Massively Overpowered. Retrieved 2016-05-15.
  2. ^ Wired news on the 7th Annual World Summit of Young Entrepreneurs
  3. ^ Computer Gaming World on Gleam
  4. ^ Wired news on Gleam
  5. ^ "Achaea on TechTV". Archived from the original on 2007-02-02. Retrieved 2006-10-27.