Runes of Magic Christmas competition

Berlin, 3 December 2009: Christmas time is also coming to Taborea: A whole host of special events and offers around the season of giving is set to get Runes of Magic fans in a proper Christmas mood.

In mid-December the online role-playing game will launch the 'Snowflake Festival', where the game world will take on a festive look. With the release of daily quests, adventurers will be able to play for gifts. Festive furniture as well as Christmas tree seeds, will invite adventurers to decorate their in-game houses.

But there are also solid prizes to be won in the Advent period: In the‘The Creative Christmas Contest’ Runes of Magic fans can give their creativity free rein. Anything’s possible as long as it can be photographed. The best submissions will be awarded prizes: The top prize along with hardware such as flat-screen monitors and graphics cards is the ROCCAT Kone Max Customization Gaming Mouse, which is up for grabs with a unique hand-painted Runes of Magic design and valued at 500 Euros. The ROCCAT mouse, highly praised in the specialist press, is especially suited to RPG players, thanks to its macro capability. The official page gives more information: www.runesofmagic.com

Those who wish to take a look behind the scenes of Runes of Magic will find exactly what they want with this year's advent calendar: Each day leading up to Christmas a little door will open to reveal exclusive artwork, screenshots, or pictures from the team. Here is the link to the calendar: www.runesofmagic.com/en/content.php?show=events.adventcalendar

Runes of Magic– A world full of magic and adventure

Runes of Magic has redefined the standard for free-to-play MMORPGs in terms of gameplay, fun and quality. The online role play game carries an exciting, multi-layered story, driven by more than 2,300 quests set in the atmospheric fantasy world of Taborea. To date, Runes of Magic has attracted more than 2 million registered users, making it one of the most successful titles in the free-to-play segment, 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 deep 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 completely individual 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 above 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 rideable 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

Facts

Title: Runes of Magic

Genre: Fantasy MMORPG

Platform: Windows PC

Publisher: Frogster Online Gaming GmbH

Developer: Runewaker

Entertainment Ltd.

Release:

19.03.2009“Chapter I– Rise of the Demon Lord”

15.09.2009“Chapter II– The Elven Prophecy”

USK: from 12 years

PEGI: 12+

About ROCCAT™

Uusi lumi on vanhan surma. The new snow is the death of the old– an old Finnish proverb. ROCCAT is the snow storm in the gaming industry. Industrial designers, technical engineers and software developers work together on the development of perfect input devices for ambitious computer gamers at ROCCAT Studios in Hamburg and the Far East. The ROCCAT™ Kone Gaming Mouse, the ROCCAT™ Valo Max Customization Gaming Keyboard, the ROCCAT™ Kave Solid 5.1 Gaming Headset, the ROCCAT™ Vire Mobile Communication Headset, the ROCCAT™ Apuri USB-Hub with Mouse Bungee, the ROCCAT™ Kova Pure Performance Gaming Mouse, the ROCCAT™ Arvo Compact Gaming Keyboard and the ROCCAT™ Sense and Taito Mousepads are the first range of products released by ROCCAT Studios, Hamburg.

About Runewaker Entertainment Ltd.

Runewaker Entertainment was founded in August of 2004, with the headquarters 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. Their first product, Radiant Arcana (Runes of Magic), is already completed and currently in Open Beta Phase in China. Runewaker is currently producing more content for Runes of Magic. Webpage: 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 thousands of players in Europe, Asia and North America. In Europe its subsidiary Frogster Online Gaming GmbH is taking care of the operative business of the Frogster group. The Korean joint venture Frogster Asia Co. Ltd. based in Seoul develops new MMO Games with an own 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 120 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 June 2008,Frogster was awarded as“Landmark in the Land of Ideas”, a competition under the patronage of the German President Dr. Horst Köhler. Further information at: www.frogster.de

Media Contact

(Europe)

Frogster Online Gaming GmbH

Philipp Senkbeil

PR Manager

Hardenbergstraße 9A

D-10623 Berlin

T +49 (0) 30 - 28 47 01 -42

F +49 (0) 30 - 28 47 01 -11

E psenkbeil@frogster.de

W www.frogster-online.com

(North America)

Frogster America Inc.

Sean Kauppinen

+1 415 299 2156

press@frogster-america.com


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