Runes of Magic
"Best Online Game 2010" in the German Game Developer Awards.
BERLIN, 02/12/2010: Runes of Magic has won the German Game Developer Award in the category of Best Online Game 2010 for the second year in a row. Gamers from all corners of Germany were asked to vote for their favourite titles of 2010 in the public competition. The award was presented last night at a gala in the Lichtburg Theater in Essen, Germany.
“We are really happy that Runes of Magic has now been awarded the German Game Developer Award for the second time.” comments Daniel Ullrich, Chief Marketing Officer and Managing Director of Frogster Online Gaming GmbH. “It’s a particularly special honour because the Best Online Game category is decided by players. The community is at the heart of any game, which is why we continue to work closely with the development studio, Runewaker, to incorporate the wishes of our five million players into Runes of Magic .” You can find more information on the German Game Developer Award at www.deutscher-entwicklerpreis.de (German only)
On top of that, Runes of Magic has been nominated for further awards, including the “MMO Site Reader’s Choice Awards” and the “Massive Online Gamer MMO of 2010” in a selection of categories. Voting for these awards is open until December 15th and December 11th respectively and can be found under the following links:
Runes of Magic – A world full of magic and adventure
Runes of Magic has redefined the standard for free-to-play MMORPGs with its wide range of features. The online role-play game is based on an exciting, multi-layered story, driven by more than 2,800 quests set in the atmospheric fantasy world of Taborea which spreads over two continents. Players choose one of eight classes which they can combine with a secondary class. Each class combination has individually assigned elite skills. Runes of Magic offers two races to choose between, the elves and the humans, which can be customized using the wide selection of available physical characteristics. A large range of furniture and other functional items lets players furnish and customise their own virtual homes. In guilds, groups of players can construct their own guild castles which may then be expanded with additional buildings and powerful siege engines allowing them to go head-to-head in absorbing guild wars. Thanks to comprehensive crafting and ranking systems, gripping player vs. player features such as arenas and open battlefields, flexible and extensive customization of the user interface, a selection of demanding dungeons and many other features ‘ Runes of Magic ’ has something for everyone. So far Runes of Magic has attracted over 4 million registered users making it one of the most popular and successful free-to-play MMORPGs on the market.
Runes of Magic Features
• Dual class system with eight classes and unique elite skills
• Individual furnishing of player housing and guild castles
• Gripping player-versus-player duels in arenas and on the battlefield
• Guilds can set themselves against each other in formidable guild wars
• In-depth story experienced through above 2,800 quests laced with epic quest-lines
• Easy travel using portals and a wide range of mounts
• Challenging boss-combat in dangerous and extensive dungeons with up to 36 players
• Dual difficulty levels in the most challenging dungeons
• Entertaining mini-games for single players and guilds alike
• Dynamic crafting and customization of items
• Versatile role play elements including a marriage system
• Regular comprehensive free updates with new game content
Title: Runes of Magic
Genre: Fantasy MMORPG
Platform: Windows PC
Publisher: Frogster Online Gaming GmbH
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About Runewaker Entertainment Ltd.
Runewaker Entertainment was founded in August of 2004, with headquarters located in Taichung, Taiwan. The founding members were all very experienced in the field and decided to come together to pursue their dream. Currently Runewaker employs over 100 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 which rivals some of the best available on the market. Runewaker is constantly producing more content for Runes of Magic. Internet: www.runewaker.com
Frogster – We take you to a new world!
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. Founded in 2006 and based in Seoul, the Korean joint venture Frogster Asia Co. Ltd. markets and operates virtual worlds in Asia. Frogster America Inc., based in San Francisco, was founded in January of 2009 and markets and operates MMO games in North America. At their offices in Berlin, Seoul and San Francisco, the Frogster group employs more than 200 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. Additional information is available at: www.frogster.de
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