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RuneScape passes the 500k subscriber milestone

Continued game development and customer service investment pay off as Java MMORPG passes established rivals

3rd November, Cambridge, UK. Jagex, the developer and operator of the 3D Java online adventure game RuneScape today announces that this week RuneScape passed the 500,000 subscriber mark for the first time.

'A raft of strong game updates has helped us attract players in ever larger numbers to upgrade to the member's game,' says Managing Director, Constant Tedder. 'We're thrilled with the way both the free game and the members games are growing - it's a real vindication of the superb efforts of our team.'

RuneScape is a browser-based 3D adventure game that can be played for free unlimited at www.runescape.com. Players can subscribe to the members version at any point for $5/month to gain access to a whole host of benefits including a map that is over three times as big with three times as many quests, many new skills and priority customer support. Subscribers get free content updates almost every week so there is always something new to do.

For further information contact:

Donna Orlowski (press@jagex.com)

Jagex Ltd,

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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