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'M.U.L.E.' remake coming to mobile, spiritual sequel Kickstarted

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M.U.L.E.
M.U.L.E.

A gaming classic is making a comeback.

Classic gamers are undoubtedly aware of a simple acronym: M.U.L.E.. It stands for Multiple Use Labor Element, but, more importantly, it was the title of the game that basically birthed the economic strategy genre. The original introduced the concept of real-time resource management, tasking players with the colonization of an alien world with the help of a friendly robot. And now the game will be introduced to a whole new audience, thanks to a mobile version planned to hit later this year.

The mobile version of M.U.L.E. is planned for both Android and iOS, but it's just the beginning for fans of the series. In addition to the mobile remake, Ozark Softscape (the original developer, now run by the children of M.U.L.E.'s creator) is working on a spiritual sequel called Alpha Colony (pictured). Alpha Colony's existence, however, is reliant on a Kickstarter which just launched and still has a long ways to go before it gets funded.

It's been quite a long time since M.U.L.E. made waves in the gaming industry, and it's hard to say just how many people are dying for its return. Certainly the Kickstarter will be a good indication as to whether people want more M.U.L.E..