Runes of Magic celebrates its one year anniversary in the world of Taborea

Berlin, 15th March 2010: On the 19th March Frogster’s Runes of Magic will celebrate its first birthday in the world of Taborea. In 12 months millions of European and North American players have experienced the online world of Taborea. Now Runes of Magic players will have a week-long Birthday celebration with special promotions and an in-game event.

Celebrations begin on Monday as the citizens of Taborea encounter lots of frogs in the game world. Lucky players who defeat the crawling amphibians will receive coins which can be exchanged for valuable items. For 24 hours on the 19th March, all adventurers who log in to the game will receive an exclusive house pet– a lucky frog which will increase their chance of finding rare items in the Runes of Magic game world. Fireworks for making the Friday celebration of the one year’s existence go with a real bang, complete the birthday celebrations

In addition, on the coming weekend players will receive three times the amount of Experience and Talent points. The official website carries more information about the one year birthday festivities: http://www.runesofmagic.com/en/one-year-anniversary.html

About Runes of Magic

Runes of Magic has redefined the standard for free-to-play MMORPGs in terms of gameplay, fun and quality. The online role-playing game has an exciting, multi-layered story, driven by more than 2,300 quests set in the fantasy world of Taborea. To date, Runes of Magic has attracted more than 2.5 million registered users, making it one of the most successful free-to-play titles on the market, and a must play game for all fans of RPGs and MMO games.

Runes of Magic features a unique dual class system enabling players to combine one of eight primary classes with a secondary class. The result is a deep player experience that expands upon the game’s broad customization offering. There are two different playable races, Elves and Humans, from which players can choose. Each dual class combination produces its own powerful elite skills. Another popular feature is the opportunity to furnish your own virtual home, and guilds can construct guild castles, which can be expanded with additional buildings. Thanks to comprehensive crafting and reputation systems, gripping PvP features, deep customization and demanding dungeons, Runes of Magic has something for everyone.

Taiwanese developer Runewaker regularly expands the game world with new free content and challenges.

Runes of Magic Features

- Dual class system with eight classes and unique elite skills

- Individual furnishing of player housing and guild castles

- In-depth story experienced through over 2,300 quests laced with epic quest-lines

- Gripping Player-versus-Player duels in arenas and on the battlefield

- Easy travel using portal stones and a wide range of mountable animals

- Challenging boss-combat in dangerous and extensive dungeons with up to 36 simultaneous players

- Entertaining mini-games offering variety to the hero’s routine

- Dynamic crafting and customization of items

- Regular comprehensive free updates with new game content

- Free-to-Play: No monthly subscriptions, free to download the game

About Runewaker Entertainment Ltd.

Runewaker Entertainment has been founded in August of 2004, with the headquarter located in Taichung, Taiwan. The founding members are all very experienced in the field and decided to come together to pursue their own dream. Currently Runewaker employs over 40 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 that rivals some of the best that is available out on the market. Runewaker is constantly producing more content for Runes of Magic. Internet: http://www.runewaker.com

About Frogster

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 150 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 Dr. Horst Köhler. Additional information is available at: www.frogster.de

Media Contact

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Frogster Online Gaming GmbH

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(North America)

Frogster America Inc.

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