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RuneScape breaks concurrent player record

3D Java MMORPG achieves 80,000 players online at the same time

30th November, Cambridge, UK. Jagex, the developer and operator of the 3D Java online adventure game RuneScape today announces that over Thanksgiving weekend a record 80,000 players were online at the same time.

'As a browser based 3D adventure game that has an unlimited free version RuneScape is pretty unique and this is helping it to attract a growing audience.' says Managing Director, Constant Tedder. 'Obviously last weekend is a big holiday weekend in the States so you'd expect it to be busy but we're seeing consistent growth across the world as people looking for an involving, challenging, entertaining and free game find RuneScape!'

In March 2004 the new version of RuneScape was launched bringing a full 3D MMORPG to the browser for the first time. RuneScape can be played for free unlimited at www.runescape.com. Players can subscribe at any point for $5/month to gain access to a whole host of benefits including a map that is three times as big, over twice as many quests, whole new skills and priority customer support. Plus members get new content updates every week at no extra cost.

Key facts:

  • browser based 3D massive adventure game
  • 1.9 million active players of free game (who have played in last 2 weeks)
  • free game is unlimited
  • 166,000 subscribers to members version
  • membership costs: $5 per month
  • 53 game worlds

For further information contact:

Donna Orlowski (press@jagex.com)

Jagex Ltd, Tel: 0207 736 6300, Fax: 0207 371 8822

About Jagex Ltd

Jagex Ltd is an independent developer and operator of online games. Jagex specializes in persistent character games with immersive environments, all fully 3D and playable in the browser. For more information about Jagex Ltd and its products can be found on the Internet at http://www.jagex.com/corporate.

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