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RuneFest 2010

Inaugural Golden Gnome Awards to celebrate video-making within RuneScape.

Tuesday 27th April/...- Jagex Games Studio, the UK’s largest independent games company, today announced The Golden Gnome Awards , which will celebrate the video making within RuneScape. The Golden Gnome Awards will be a live ceremony at RuneFest 2010, and will recognise the best video making talent within the RuneScape community. RuneFest 2010 will be taking place on Saturday 28th August 2010 and will be held at a very exciting central London venue.

The Golden Gnome Awards will be a celebration of the art and talent of video making that is prolific within the RuneScape communities. Having realised that the art form comes in various shapes and sizes The Golden Gnomes are designed to celebrate differing styles and themes of video production.

Two video themes and three categories encourage players to showcase their talent and enter the competition in the hope of winning a coveted Golden Gnome.

The two themes are “Short Story” and RuneScape music video (aka “RSMV”) and the three categories within each theme - Machinima, Animation and Live Action Video.

Six awards are up for grabs in the following categories:

• Short Story in Machinima

• Short Story in Animation

• Short Story in Live action Video

• RSMV in Machinima

• RSMV in Animation

• RSMV in Live action Video

Players will be able to upload their entries to YouTube, and send their link to the competition entry address - competitions@jagex.com ‘RuneFest 2010 YouTube Competition’ as the subject line.

Once the entries are in, the RuneFest 2010 judges will select their favourite entries for each of the categories. The RuneScape community will then be welcomed to vote for its favourite in each of the six categories in a secret poll.

The winners will be announced at the awards after a final vote from the RuneFest 2010 attendees and the most worthy six recipients will be invited to collect their award at the ceremony from a very special guest!

RuneScape Community Manager Paul Mayer said; “We’ve seen some phenomenal levels of creativity from RuneScape’s video making community over the years and at RuneFest 2010 we’re going all out with our biggest and most comprehensive video competition to date – The Golden Gnome Awards. As a huge fan of RuneScape videos I can’t wait to meet some of our finest video makers on the red carpet.”

Tickets for RuneFest 2010 will go on sale later this month, although players are encouraged to register as soon as possible for pre-sale tickets, which will be available 24-hours before the main lines open, as demand will be high. Pre-registration is open now at www.runefest.com.


Submissions must be made via email to - competitions@jagex.com ‘RuneFest 2010 YouTube Competition’ as the subject line with a link to the YouTube URL.

All entries will be considered, although content will be monitored for decency.

Full entry details, term and conditions and dates for entry can be found at www.runefest.com.

The nominees will be announced via the RuneFest 2010 website at www.runefest.com when the poll for winners is opened.

About RuneFest 2010

RuneScape’s first gaming convention, RuneFest 2010, will be held in London, England on Saturday 28thAugust 2010. RuneFest 2010 will be the first publically attended RuneScape community event and will offer players from around the world the opportunity to meet the Jagex development team and take part in celebrating the world’s most popular free-to-play MMORPG.

For further information regarding RuneFest 2010 or to purchase tickets please visit the RuneFest 2010 website at www.runefest.com

About Jagex – Just About the Game Experience

Jagex Games Studio is a world leading developer of high quality browser-based games and is the largest independent games developer and publisher in the UK, with 400 staff across two studios in Cambridge, England.

Jagex has a long standing reputation for creating the world’s best online games by developing hugely popular, high quality, accessible, free-to-play games and for providing an unbeatable community experience for millions of players around the globe.

Jagex has developed and self-published over 40 online titles including the world’s most popular free multiplayer online game, RuneScape.





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