Berlin, 26th January 2010: Frogster has now donated 40,000 Euros to children in adversity. This sum is the product of a joint fund-raising promotion in collaboration with the children’s rights organisation ‘Save the Children Deutschland e.V.’
Under the promotion’s slogan, ‘Moa's Charity Steed for Save the Children’, players were able to go to the Runes of Magic Item Shop from 20th November through to 28th December last year and buy themselves a special in-game mount. For each of the approximately 12,500 ‘Moa’s Charity Steeds’ sold within the promotional period, the Berlin publisher is now donating three Euros to the largest worldwide children’s rights organisation, the amount was rounded up by Frogster with an additional 2,500 Euros.
Kathrin Wieland, head of Save the Children Deutschland e.V. accepted the 40,000 Euro cheque from Frogster and commented, “We are extremely grateful for the donation. Save the Children will use the money to take care of children in the poorest countries of the world, helping them with medical care, providing schooling and giving them opportunities for the future.” Andreas Weidenhaupt, CLO of Frogster Interactive Pictures AG and CEO of Frogster Online Gaming GmbH expressed his pride in the Runes of Magic community: “Our players have surprised me once again. This great result demonstrates that young gamers also can take on social responsibility and stand up for a good cause.”
Save the Children will use the money worldwide wherever it is most needed. The organisation campaigns for children all over the world; for them to grow up in good health and to be able to go to school. Save the Children protects children from exploitation and violence. In addition the children’s rights organisation helps families in emergency and disaster situations, for example following the earthquake in Haiti.
There is additional information about the fund-raising promotion on the official Runes of Magic home page at: www.runesofmagic.com/en/charity.html. You can find out more about Save the Children at: www.savethechildren.net
About Save the Children
Save the Children is the world's largest independent organisation for children, making a difference to children's lives in over 120 countries. It is made up of 29 national organisations with a global staff of more than 14,000 working together. From emergency relief to long-term development, Save the Children helps children to achieve a happy, healthy and secure childhood. Save the Children listens to children, involves children and ensures their views are taken into account. Save the Children secures and protects children's rights - to food, shelter, healthcare, education and freedom from violence, abuse and exploitation.
Runes of Magic – A world full of magic and adventure
Runes of Magic has redefined the standard for free-to-play MMORPGs in terms of gameplay, fun and quality. The online role-playing game has an exciting, multi-layered story, driven by more than 2,300 quests set in the fantasy world of Taborea. To date, Runes of Magic has attracted more than 2.5 million registered users, making it one of the most successful free-to-play titles on the market, and a must play game for all fans of RPGs and MMO games.
Runes of Magic features a unique dual class system enabling players to combine one of eight primary classes with a secondary class. The result is a deep player experience that expands upon the game’s broad customization offering. There are two different playable races, Elves and Humans, from which players can choose. Each dual class combination produces its own powerful elite skills. Another popular feature is the opportunity to furnish your own virtual home, and guilds can construct guild castles, which can be expanded with additional buildings. Thanks to comprehensive crafting and reputation systems, gripping PvP features, deep customization and demanding dungeons, Runes of Magic has something for everyone.
Taiwanese developer Runewaker regularly expands the game world with new free content and challenges.
Runes of Magic Features
- Dual class system with eight classes and unique elite skills
- Individual furnishing of player housing and guild castles
- In-depth story experienced through above 2,300 quests laced with epic quest-lines
- Gripping Player-versus-Player duels in arenas and on the battlefield
- Easy travel using portal stones and a wide range of rideable animals
- Challenging boss-combat in dangerous and extensive dungeons with up to 36 simultaneous players
- Entertaining mini-games offering variety to the hero’s routine
- Dynamic crafting and customization of items
- Regular comprehensive free updates with new game content
- Free-to-Play: No monthly subscriptions, free to download the game
Title: Runes of Magic
Genre: Fantasy MMORPG
Platform: Windows PC
Publisher: Frogster Online Gaming
GmbH Developer: Runewaker
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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/
The Berlin based Frogster Interactive Pictures AG , listed on the stock exchange, has focused on the growth sector of massively multiplayer online games (MMOGs) at an early stage already. The company licenses, markets and operates its virtual worlds for millions of players in Europe, Asia and North America. In Europe its subsidiary Frogster Online Gaming GmbH is taking care of the operating business of the Frogster group. The Korean joint venture Frogster Asia Co. Ltd. based in Seoul develops new MMO games with an internal team and markets virtual worlds in Asia. Frogster America Inc. based in San Francisco, USA, markets and operates MMO games in North America. At their offices in Berlin, Seoul and San Francisco, the Frogster group employs more than 150 staff members in the fields of game development, licensing, IT, web design and web development, product management, marketing, PR, web publishing, community management, customer support, hosting, sales, billing and finance/administration. In the year 2008, Frogster won the “Landmark in the Land of Ideas”, a competition under the patronage of the German President Dr. Horst Köhler. Additional information is available at: www.frogster.de
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