Runes of Magic starts open beta test in Russia

Berlin, 27 May 2009: Runes of Magic is also available in Russian language now. Frogster’s commercial partner Game Factory Interactive (GFI) has launched the open beta of the Russian version. So now anyone in Eastern Europe who is interested in a free to play game access can set this up on the Russian website http://www.rm-online.ru. The full version of the free to play title is also available for free download. As has already been the case with the German and English versions, GFI won’t be deleting any characters after the open beta closes. They will be able to be carried over without any restriction into the official game launch.

“With the launch of the Russian version, we are broadening the target group for Runes of Magic by hundreds of thousands of potential players in the Eastern European markets. And in Game factory Interactive we have found the ideal partner for the territory.” commented Andreas Weidenhaupt, Chief Licensing Officer of Frogster Interactive Pictures AG and CEO of Frogster Online Gaming GmbH.

“The launch of the Russian version of Runes of Magic is a great event. We thank the company Frogster Online Gaming for their confidence in us and assure that this game will be a great success among thousands of Russian MMO players.” Commented Slava Plotnikov, Chief Executive Officer of Game Factory Interactive.

Solely with the German and English versions, Frogster just hit the one million registered players mark in Europe and North America. The announced Korean and two further language versions are already in development by the Berlin based publisher and should be published later this year.

About Game Factory Interactive (GFI)

Game Factory Interactive (GFI) was founded in 2003 by a group of Russian experts from the computer games sector. GFI concentrates on entertainment programs for national and international markets. The declared aim of Game Factory Interactive is the development of quality high-end games while taking into account the particular nature and requirements of different markets. Further detailed information about Game factory Interactive is available online at: http://www.gfi.su

Runes of Magic– a world full of wizardry and adventure

Runes of Magic was commercially released on 19 March 2009. All interested fantasy fans can continue to download the online role playing game for free at www.runesofmagic.com and can plunge into the game world after a short registration process.

With an extensive range of features Runes of Magic prepares to redefine the standard of free to play massively online role playing games. Runes of Magic conveys an absorbing story through more than 1.600 quests embedded in an atmospheric fantasy world. Players can choose between six main classes and combined with a secondary class they present 30 individual combinations of character classes over all. All characters possess unique skills with impressive combo attacks and can use mounts like war horses and more. A particularly attractive feature for guilds and players is the possibility to arrange their own virtual homes with individual furnishing. Thanks to an extensive crafting and reputation system, thrilling PvP, as well as demanding dungeons and boss-monsters, no wishes remain unsatisfied. The Taiwanese developer Runewaker has developed Runes of Magic according to western MMO standards within a time frame of three years. The studio will provide new challenges for players every four to five months with free add-ons and updates. MMO fans can find more information, pictures and videos on the official website www.runesofmagic.com.

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

• No zone boundaries thanks to seamless architecture

• Dungeons: Instanced and tile based as well as persistent

• Individually developable skills and spells

• Armour sets with special bonuses

• Dynamic item system with hundreds of runes for upgrading

• Optional PvP system with arena battles

• Ranking system with player-ranking lists

• Multitude of unique mounts

• Epic crafting system with the chance to improve existing items

• Personalization of player houses through individual furnishing

• Reputation system

• Customisable user interface with the option to use Add-Ons

• Map and radar system to find dealers, resources and quests easily

• In-game auction houses for trading items

• Teleport-Runes for instant travel

• Mouse and keyboard controls for movement

• Regular updates with new content

• Guild castles in special zones

• Cross-server fights in three-server-battle and guild wars in development

Facts

Titel: Runes of Magic

Genre: Fantasy-MMORPG

Platform: Windows-PC

Publisher: Frogster Online Gaming

Developer: Runewaker Entertainment Ltd.

Release: 19 March 2009

PEGI: 12+

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 Interactive Pictures AG

As a holding with different shares in the computergames industry, the listed Frogster Interactive Pictures AG based in Berlin is focusing on the growth sector of massively multiplayer online games. The company licenses, markets and operates different online games in the German speaking market and internationally. Its Korean joint venture Frogster Asia Co., Ltd. based in Seoul develops MMO Games and markets their own as well as licensed virtual worlds in Asia. Frogster America Inc. based in San Francisco, USA, markets and operates MMO Games in North America in 2009. At their offices in Berlin, Seoul and San Francisco, the Frogster group employs more than 100 staff members in the fields of development, marketing, PR, web design, web development, community management, customer support, hosting, billing and administration. Internet: www.frogster-interactive.de

Media Contact

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