Berlin - 29th July : A unique fashion show which Frogster is staging as part of the general GamesCom program of events on the main stage in Hall 8 will bridge the gap between the virtual world of Runes of Magic and reality. As part of a catwalk presentation featuring runway models the publisher will exhibit a one-off fashion collection for the first time worldwide on Friday 20th August from 16:00 until 17:30 and Saturday, 21st August from 15:00 until 16:00. Based on the motto‘Gaming goes fashion’, the Berlin-based design studio,“Textilzelle”, will present interpretations of seven different character classes from the virtual world of Runes of Magic that they have transformed into an extraordinary fashion collection. Frogster has also integrated the fashionable outfits in digital form to the game world and will present them in their virtual surroundings. The event will be presented by Florian Kamolz, former presenter of the German gaming TV channel‘GIGA’ along with Gina-Lisa Lohfink, a well-known model who was recently featured on the front cover of German Playboy.
The fashion show will also feature a large costume competition, an interactive element which will put the creativity of the RoM community to the test. Runes of Magic’s biggest fans will get the unique opportunity to strut their stuff on the catwalk in self-designed costumes honoring the virtual world of RoM. An expert panel of judges including Gina-Lisa, Frogster’s board member Dirk Weyel and fashion designers from the Berlin-based Textilzelle will award winners with valuable RoM-themed Casemod-PCs. Gina-Lisa will be available for photos, autographs and interviews on Friday and Saturday before and after the fashion show at Frogster’s stand C020/B021 in Hall 9.1. To round off the fashion show, the a cappella metal band Van Canto will make a live appearance on stage. The band’s inimitable style involves substituting a range of instruments with their voices and using only a drum kit for accompaniment. At Gamescom they will present their new in-game video for the RoM song‘Magic Taborea’ for the first time ever alongside other songs from their existing repertoire.
Frogster will be presenting Runes of Magic at exhibition stands C020/B021 and C021 in Hall 9.1 along with their two new top titles, TERA and Mythos. MMO fans will be able to try out a preview version of the latest content from Runes of Magic as well as the first playable versions of TERA and Mythos on 40 computer terminals. The former GIGA presenters, Florian Kamolz and Philipp Senkbeil, will also hold regular stage presentations to showcase all the latest from the world of Runes of Magic . The leading RoM guild Delirium will demonstrate how players can adeptly bring down the Demon Lord Sirloth through live raids. Alongside many other features of the program the top guilds Delirium and Pravum will provide a fun challenge involving speed-runs. Players will also have the opportunity to win fan merchandise and exclusive pets for Runes of Magic at Frogster’s stand everyday.
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
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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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