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Balanced Alternative Techniques ry ("B.A.T. ry"), is a self-funded association/organization, officially registered 1994 in Helsinki, Finland. The organization is professionally run by long time game designers. It is audited yearly by Chamber of Commerce approved auditors. B.A.T. ry owns the copyrights for BatMUD and its content; and holds registered Trademarks for BatMUD.

The main purpose of Balanced Alternative Techniques ry is to support and promote the existence of the virtual community. It is clear that BatMUD couldn't have survived the years or carry out its long-term visions without organized leadership and support, with it's game library alone having grown to a size of 14 million (14 000 000) lines of code. See History and Milestones for more.

B.A.T. ry

B.A.T. ry board members (2023-2024 term):

  • Riku-Ville Mäkelä, chairman
  • Jussi Mäki-Äijälä, vice-chairman
  • Antti Luostarinen, treasurer
  • Topi Mansikkaviita, board member

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B.A.T. ry press-releases and articles

Feb 08, 2008 BatMUD Reports Increased Growth in 2007-2008
Aug 21, 2007 BatMUD Adds Graphics To Text Based Role Playing
May 10, 2006 Balanced Alternative Techniques ry and Mythicscape to Produce Client Platform for Multiuser Internet Games

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