Berlin - 13th August 2010: Frogster today announced that its online role play game Runes of Magic has now over 4 million registered users worldwide. In over two years, the Berlin based publisher has reached another significant milestone in the history of its multi-award-winning MMORPG. Frogster will celebrate this new historical step for Runes of Magic with its community in Cologne during the Gamescom, from the 19th to the 22nd of August, by setting up contests and demonstrations on their public booth C020/B021 in hall 9.1.
“Frogster can be grateful to its huge community of players for achieving such impressive figures”, comments Andreas Weidenhaupt, Chief Licensing Officer of Frogster Interactive Pictures AG and CEO of Frogster Online Gaming GmbH.“We would like to thank them for their continued support and let them know that we will continue to work hard expanding the world of Runes of Magic to offer them maximum fun”
To celebrate the day, Frogster has a long list of activities and presentations for players to share this great moment together in Cologne. Between presentations of the newest features to be added to Runes of Magic , players will be able to enjoy demonstrations made by Delirium one of the world leading guilds who will demonstrate on how to clear the instance of the Demon Stronghold, the lair of the almighty Demon Lord Sirloth.
This very same guild will have to use all its know-how during speed-run confrontations with the guild Pravum from the German server Riocht. The goals of these competitions will be to clear a particular instance as fast as possible. It makes no doubt that all the Runes of Magic fans playing on these servers will be cheering behind their representatives.
For more information regarding the Frogster planning at the Gamescom, which also includes a cosplay competition and a mode show under the eyes of a professional jury, visit the official website: www.runesofmagic.com/en/content.php?show=events.gamescom
Runes of Magic– A world full of magic and adventure
‘Runes of Magic’ has redefined the standard for free-to-play MMORPGs with its wide range of features. The online role-play game is based on an exciting, multi-layered story, driven by more than 2,700 quests set in the atmospheric fantasy world of Taborea which spreads over two continents. Players choose one of eight classes which they can combine with a secondary class. Each class combination has individually assigned elite skills. ‘Runes of Magic’ offers two races to choose between, the elves and the humans, which can be customized using the wide selection of available physical characteristics. A large range of furniture and other functional items lets players furnish and customise their own virtual homes. In guilds, groups of players can construct their own guild castles which may then be expanded with additional buildings and powerful siege engines allowing them to go head-to-head in absorbing guild wars. Thanks to comprehensive crafting and ranking systems, gripping player vs. player features such as arenas and open battlefields, flexible and extensive customization of the user interface, a selection of demanding dungeons and many other features ‘Runes of Magic’ has something for everyone. So far Runes of Magic has attracted over 4 million registered users making it one of the most popular and successful free-to-play MMORPGs on the market.
Runes of Magic Features
- <*>Dual class system with eight classes and unique elite skills*> <*>Individual furnishing of player housing and guild castles*> <*>Gripping player-versus-player duels in arenas and on the battlefield*> <*>Guilds can set themselves against each other in formidable guild wars*> <*>In-depth story experienced through above 2,700 quests laced with epic quest-lines*> <*>Easy travel using portals and a wide range of mounts*> <*>Challenging boss-combat in dangerous and extensive dungeons with up to 36 players*> <*>Dual difficulty levels in the most challenging dungeons*> <*>Entertaining mini-games for single players and guilds alike*> <*>Dynamic crafting and customization of items*> <*>Versatile role play elements including a marriage system*> <*>Regular comprehensive free updates with new game content*>
Title: Runes of Magic
Genre: Fantasy MMORPG
Platform: Windows PC
Publisher: Frogster Online Gaming GmbH
Developer: Runewaker Entertainment Ltd.
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About Runewaker Entertainment Ltd.
Runewaker Entertainment was founded in August of 2004, with headquarters located in Taichung, Taiwan. The founding members were all very experienced in the field and decided to come together to pursue their dream. Currently Runewaker employs over 100 highly skilled programmers, designers and artists and is constantly expanding. Runewaker specializes in making massively multiplayer online role playing games (MMORPG). The company has built their own engine from scratch which rivals some of the best available on the market. Runewaker is constantly producing more content for Runes of Magic. Internet: www.runewaker.com
Frogster– We take you to a new world!
The Berlin based Frogster Interactive Pictures AG, listed on the stock exchange, has focused on the growth sector of massively multiplayer online games (MMOGs) at an early stage already. The company licenses, markets and operates its virtual worlds for millions of players in Europe, Asia and North America. In Europe its subsidiary Frogster Online Gaming GmbH is taking care of the operating business of the Frogster group. The Korean joint venture Frogster Asia Co. Ltd. based in Seoul develops new MMO games with an internal team and markets virtual worlds in Asia. Frogster America Inc. based in San Francisco, USA, markets and operates MMO games in North America. At their offices in Berlin, Seoul and San Francisco, the Frogster group employs more than 200 staff members in the fields of game development, licensing, IT, web design and web development, product management, marketing, PR, web publishing, community management, customer support, hosting, sales, billing and finance/administration. In the year 2008, Frogster won the“Landmark in the Land of Ideas”, a competition under the patronage of the German President. Additional information is available at: www.frogster.de
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