RUNESCAPE HOSTS A BLOODTHIRSTY VALENTINE’S DAY WEEKEND

Cambridge, UK– Wednesday 9 th February 2011– Jagex Games Studio, developer of RuneScape, the world’s most popular free-to-play MMORPG, today announced a weekend of events to celebrate Valentine’s Day. The community events will be set in the newly restored Wilderness player verses player arena of RuneScape.

Kicking off the series of events will be the community’s biggest ever fight-a-thon– the RuneScape Valentine’s Day Massacre - running Saturday 12th and Sunday 13th February. During the fight-a-thon players will be creating their own death inducing events and clans will battle one another in the Player Killing Run In event to see which clan will be hailed victorious! 

If you’d rather not take part in the bloodthirsty Massacre, then there are numerous other ways to get involved.  Jagex are holding a marketplace themed event for players who prefer crafting or trading items, allowing entrepreneurial players to gain wealth by supplying the items needed for player verses player combat.

The community management team are also hosting a competition where players can guess the level of carnage throughout the Valentine’s weekend. For full details about any of the events being run in RuneScape and the Valentine’s Day competition, please visit the  RuneScape forums.

The Wilderness arena and free trade were reinstated to the game at the beginning of the month following RuneScape’s first player referendum. A staggering 1.2million players took part in the referendum with over 90% of the voters supporting the reintroduction of free trade and the Wilderness.  In the first seven days since the return of free trade, more than 33 trillion gold pieces worth of items and currency have been traded between players.

To create a free RuneScape account and prepare for the Valentine’s Day Massacre simply visit: www.RuneScape.com.

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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 of epic scale both geographically and historically, RuneScape proudly draws its inspiration from classic role-playing games to deliver a contemporary, innovative and original experience for millions of players across the globe as 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 a long-standing reputation for creating the world’s best online games and for developing hugely popular, high quality, accessible, free-to-play games and for providing an unbeatable community experience for millions of players around the world. Jagex has developed and self-published over 40 online titles including the world’s most popular free online multiplayer game, RuneScape.

Press Contact:

Adam Tuckwell

PR Manager

Jagex Games Studio

Email:   Press@Jagex.com

Tel:         +44 (0)844 588 6607

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