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RuneScape breaks subscriber and concurrent player records

Browser based MMORPG passes 130,000 subscribers today

07th October, Cambridge, UK. Jagex, the developer and operator of the 3D Java online adventure game RuneScape today announces that it now has more than 130,000 subscribers and has seen a record 60,000 concurrent players.

'In the same week we have passed the 130,000 subscriber mark for our members game and had a record 60,000 players online at the same time, which shows that our free game continues to grow strongly. The free game now has over 1.5 million active players.' says Managing Director, Constant Tedder. 'RuneScape is growing beyond the traditional MMORPG market by attracting new kinds of players. These player love the fact they can just visit our website and begin playing in a couple of minutes, no fuss, no bother, plus it's free!'

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
  • 1.5 million active players of free game (who have played in last 2 weeks)
  • free game is unlimited
  • 130,000 subscribers to members version
  • membership costs: $5 per month
  • 38 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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