Berlin, Oct. 23rd 2008: With the presentation of the Sascillia Steppes, Frogster now unveils the 6th region in Taborea, the fascinating game world of Runes of Magic. The Sascillia region is home to a nomadic goat people, the Capra, which some time ago split into two clans: the Whitefurs and the Blackhorns.
Dogamor, once capital of the Capra lands and home to the Whitefurs fell when attacked by the Cyclops, and the goat people were driven away. Since then they have been trekking through the Sascillia Steppes, their minds always set on recapturing Dogamor. Therefore the Whitefurs formed an alliance with the Order of Dark Glory to stand up against the Cyclops. But they do not stand alone, as the conspirators of the Zurhidon support them as well. This bloody conflict has continued throughout the ages, and exists even today. While the Whitefurs were roaming the plains, the Blackhorns occupied the mysterious city of Khant. There they have been pursuing their own interests whichappear to be tainted by black magic.
Daring Players can set out to explore the mysterious Khant and the grave of the once mighty chief of the goat clan, or support the Whitefurs in their fight against the Cyclopes. But the Cyclopes are not the only creature's one should avoid, the Blackhorns, roving bandits and some mysterious giant wolves, guardians of the animal world could all prove deadly as well.
An extensive game design document describes the intricate conflict of the Whitefurs and Blackhorns and reveals even more secrets of the Sascillia Steppes.
Runes of Magic– a world full of wizardry and adventure
With an extensive range of features Runes of Magic prepares to redefine the standard of free-to-play MMO games. Right from the launch Runes of Magic will convey its absorbing story through more than 1.000 quests embedded in an atmospheric world. Players can choose between six main classes. Combined with a secondary class they dispose of 36 individual character classes over all. All characters possess unique skills with impressive combo attacks and can use mounts. 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 three to four monthswith free add-ons and updates. MMO fans can find more information, pictures and videos on the official website www.runesofmagic.com.
Runes of Magic features
• Free2play, no monthly fees, free download
• Dual class system with switchable primary and secondary classes
• Enthralling background story
• Already over 600 quests and level comprehensive quest series on launch
• Instanced and persistent dungeons
• Individually developed skills and spells
• Armor sets with special bonuses
• Dynamic item system: Upgrades with hundreds of runes
• PvP system, to be activated with a PvP flag (Player vs. Player duels, arena combat, ranking system)
• Epic crafting system with the possibility to improve existing items
• Individual coloring of clothes and armor
• Housing: personalization with individual furniture for players and guilds
• Special zones for guild houses
• Reputation system
• Scalable user interface based on the users preference (development of your own add-ons possible)
• In-game map and radar system to easily find dealers, resources and quests
• Auction house: auction and purchase items
• Teleporting possibilities via runes, different and unique mounts
• Controlling with mouse (Point&Click) and keyboard (WASD or arrow keys) possible
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 computer games industry, Frogster Interactive Pictures AG based in Berlin is focusing on the growth sector of Massively Multiplayer Online Games. The company licenses, operates und markets different online games in the German speaking market and internationally. Its Korean joint venture Frogster Studios Co. Ltd. based in Seoul develops MMO games and markets their own as well as licensed virtual worlds in Asia. At their headquarter in Berlin and in Rheine and Korea, the Frogster group employs more than 80 staff members in the fields of development, marketing, community management, customer support, IT, web design, web development, sales and administration. Internet: www.frogster-interactive.de
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