RUNESCAPE ANNOUNCE BONUS XP WEEKEND

Friday 9 th September 2011, Cambridge, UK - Jagex Games Studio today announced that the next Bonus XP weekend for RuneScape. The Bonus XP Weekend will begin at 12:00 BST (midday) today, Friday 9th of September 2011, and will finish at 12:00 BST (midday) on Monday 12th of September 2011.

Once the Bonus XP Weekend begins, all RuneScape subscribers will receive a multiplier on any standard training activity they perform as they play. This multiplier will begin at 2.7x the normal training activities rate, and will decrease every thirty minutes of game time until it reaches 1.1x, where it will remain for the rest of the Bonus XP Weekend.

To create your account and prepare for this weekend’s Bonus XP multiplier, visit www.RuneScape.com today.

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About RuneScape

RuneScape is the world’s most popular free-to-play MMO (as recognised by Guinness World Records), from multiple award-winning independent British development studio Jagex. Set in a richly detailed, medieval fantasy world, RuneScape proudly draws its inspiration from classic role-playing games. RuneScape delivers a contemporary, innovative and original experience for millions of players across the globe every day. RuneScape offers a fully featured free-to-play game, with a popular subscription option of even greater scale and ambition, both running directly within almost any computer’s browser.

Thanks to its character-class-free skill system and elective gameplay, there are no limits to the hero players can become, no quest you cannot complete and no requirement to collaborate with others or face them in player-versus-player combat unless you so choose.  RuneScape’s distinctive role-playing style rewards players who think strategically and play smartly. Its witty, intelligent tone, finely balanced gameplay, epic questing and myriad in-world diversions combine to create a game that has earned its place as the most popular free-to-play massively multiplayer online game of all time and continues to push the boundaries of online role-playing as it enters its glorious tenth year.

About Jagex – Just About the Game Experience:

Jagex Games Studio is a multi-award winning games developer and publisher based in Cambridge, England. Jagex specialises in the development of high quality browser-based games and is the largest independent games developer and publisher in the UK.

Jagex has developed and self-published over 40 online titles, including the world's most popular free multiplayer online game, RuneScape.com. In addition to RuneScape, Jagex self-publishes games on its games portal Jagex.com, and has released a series of successful iPhone games. Jagex also acts as a third-party publisher for likeminded developers, publishing titles such as the Herotopia, War of Legends, and the iPhone title Undercroft. The studio’s in-house team is currently developing a number of games including 8Realms, which is currently in closed beta, and two new MMO’s, Stellar Dawn and TRANSFORMERS UNIVERSE.

Press Contact:

Laura West

Head of Global PR

Jagex Games Studio

Email:     Press@Jagex.com

Tel:         +44 (0)844 588 6607

Fax:         +44 (0)844 588 6611

   


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