A freeware game engine that allows you to play 2d fighting matches with an unlimited number of characters and stages. Infinitely customizable, mugen facilitates users' creativity and artistic skills as they create the various aspects of the game. First released in 1999 by Elecbyte, the community has thrived even in spite of the company's sudden dissolution in 2003. M.U.G.E.N. may be the best kept secret of the gaming community!
I collected over 2500 characters for M.U.G.E.N. in just three weeks!
by The D August 11, 2006
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A 2D fighting game engine, which can (in theory) be customized easily by adding new characters, backgrounds, sounds, and HUD elements (energy gauges and such).

The theory comes from the fact that the majority of M.U.G.E.N's character creators are whining bitches who lack any ability to share.

Apparently, taking a character and hosting it on your own site (known as warehousing) is an unimaginable wrong that you should be flogged for, even if you credit the character's 'creator'. Saving the 'creator's' bandwidth, and alleviating the need for people to spend hours wading through a million broken links and badly-designed sites in a multitude of languages is something that should never be done under any circumstances.

People often cite Elecbyte's discontinuing development of the software as the reason that the M.U.G.E.N community all but died. A little known fact is that the people who should have been the ones to keep it alive and fresh with new content actually killed most people's interest in the 'scene' by being possessive, whiny little bitches who decided that the best way to do justice to the concept of a nearly infinitely costomizable figting engine would be to do whatever they possibly could to stop new content from reaching people.
Man, M.U.G.E.N blows - infinitely customizable, and no-one wants to let people use the characters they stole.
by Ulysses Wolfe October 20, 2006
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A freeware game-creation program that can allow you to create complete fighting games from scratch. There are MS-DOS and Linux versions available on the Internet.
There are few original M.U.G.E.N games, characters, and stages on the Net because most people are so lazy that they just rip sprites and graphics from commercial videogames, and make characters and stages out of those.
by AYB March 12, 2003
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An original program that got bastardized into an overglorified ROM.
by Anonymous March 11, 2003
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The folks who created the engine stopped working on it because they squandered all their programming funds in Las Vegas. A really incredibly stupid move, given that their work had so much potential.

Oh well.....Time to find another engine to work for my game project. Screw M.U.G.E.N.
What was really annoying about M.U.G.E.N was that the engine did not have any backward compatibility with anything created with previous versions of the program.
by Homebrew Game Creator August 19, 2004
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I tried looking for this fighting-game creation program, but so far the homepage is dead and what's left of the program is hosted on some obscure Spanish hentai/porn popup sites. I have to assume the program is probably abandonware.
God dammit, Electbyte.com promised a Windows version of M.U.G.E.N. too. Oh well...
by stewart April 27, 2004
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An extremely rare group of people that make things for the fighting game engine MUGEN. Leechers continually pester these people if creations are kept private. "Elitist" creators are labeled many derogatory names because they make things for themselves, for fun and don't care what others think about them. Many creators go private after their work is warehoused and distributed without proper consent from the creators. Some quit, which is understandable, because, like most people, they have lives.

Not all creators are of the elite. Some steal various parts of others' work and post it as their own. These "creators" are what brings the community down.

That and Brazil.
Creator A: I just made Creation-A. Here Creator B, I'll send it to you because I know you and trust you.
Creator B: Why thank you.
Leech: M.U.G.E.N Creators suck! I wunt it too for my complete game!
Brazil: I can make better version with full screen effect!
by 2D Mirage March 19, 2006
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