SAN FRANCISCO– July 3, 2009 - Frogster America, Inc. today announced the company’s plans for celebrating Independence Day in Runes of Magic, the Massively Multiplayer Online (MMO) game that is redefining the standard for free-to-play titles. With a new PVE server‘Reni’ opening, the company will have the ability to handle more players as the population continues to grow. The new server opening also gives players the opportunity to get in the game and be the first to complete quests, reach the highest level, and build their reputation. In celebration of the Independence Day holiday, Frogster America will also feature 75% off item shop specials, and for a single diamond, players of all levels can get a bundle of fireworks and join in the festivities. Finally, a levelling contest for players and guilds will be held on the new server.
“We want to celebrate the Independence Day holiday with the Runes of Magic community and we’ve come up with a lot of ways for everyone to have fun,” said Lars Koschin, CEO of Frogster America, Inc.“We’re already planning a lot more events for our players in the coming months as Runes of Magic continues to grow in popularity.”
The new server opening and in-game fireworks coincide with the second leg of an online quest that Frogster America is operating with partners across the internet. Players can visit participating sites and get one of 5,000 exclusive items for their in-game character. The exclusive items are part of a set of five pieces that if collected from each partner site, give an even greater bonus to the player’s in-game character.
About Runes of Magic
With an extensive range of features, and more than 1.4 Million registered players in North America and Europe, Runes of Magic is redefining the standard for free-to-play titles. Runes of Magic conveys an absorbing story through more than 1,600 quests in an exciting and dangerous fantasy world. Players can choose between six main classes and combined with a secondary class, choose to create a character from 30 character class combinations. All characters possess unique skills with impressive combo attacks and can use mounts including war horses.
A particularly attractive feature is the ability for players to decorate their own virtual homes with individual furnishings, and for guilds to build up their own castles. Thanks to an extensive crafting and reputation system, thrilling PVP, as well as demanding dungeons and boss monsters, Runes of Magic has something for everyone. The Taiwanese developer Runewaker, has developed Runes of Magic according to western MMO standards and put more than three years of development into the game. The studio will continue to provide new challenges for players every four to five months with free add-ons and updates.
Runes of Magic features:
• Free-to-play: no monthly fees, free download
• Extensive dual class system (six primary and secondary classes)
• Versatile spell- and attack-combinations
• Enthralling background story
• More than 1,600 quests and quest series
• Dungeons: Instanced and persistent
• Individually developable skills and spells
• Optional PvP system with arena battles and guild wars
• Epic crafting system with the chance to improve existing items
• Personalization of player houses through individual furnishing
• Regular updates with new content
About Frogster America, Inc.
Frogster America, Inc., was founded in 2008 to bring high-quality online games to the North American market. As a wholly owned subsidiary of the Frogster Interactive Pictures AG, a Berlin based listed publisher of online computer games, Frogster America is located in San Francisco, and focused on the operation and marketing of MMO games that appeal to a global audience. With Runes of Magic, released on March 19, 2009, the company is well positioned for success with a rapidly growing community and strong initial title on which to establish its market presence. For more information, please visit: www.frogster-america.com
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International Digital Entertainment Agency