The first records of bygone days have just emerged from the recently announced free-to-play MMORPG Runes of Magic. For the first time, gamers can steal a glimpse into Taborea, the ancient world full of danger and adventure. Publisher Frogster Interactive Pictures has also released first in-game teaser video from the online fantasy world.
“They represent knowledge, they represent might. Runes are the letters used in Taborea and contain a great deal of power. He who understands their power can use them to release an ever-growing amount of force, powerful enough for complete destruction or creation of whole worlds. In the aftermath of the old kingdom’s downfall, all the cumulated knowledge about the runes was almost lost forever, however this knowledge may still be obtainable.”
Many stories and songs are entwined around a continent named Ygnon, its ancient secrets and remnants of the runic power. Legend has it that in this place, formerly known as “the forgotten continent”, only uncivilized savages and cursed life-forms roam the earth. Allegedly impressive remains of bygone kingdoms also exist, their thick walls sheltering countless runes. Many adventurers and soldiers of fortune striving for honour and glory swarm through these ruins, but their presence does not go unnoticed. Even though their actions awake ravenous monsters and dark powers, the possibility of unimaginable wealth is just too sweet. The prospect of glory and prosperity is ceaselessly attracting daring adventurers into the core of the continent to try their luck.”
Runes of Magic - a world full of wizardry and adventure
In Runes of Magic players explore and discover a magical realm full of wonders and ancient riddles. On their way from simple novice to famous hero, they will always be accompanied by magical runes and potent oracles which are fragments of the divine book Taborea. In Runes of Magic players should use the rune stones wisely, for they might also lure them to a path of destruction. But legend has it that he who embraces the oracle and acquires its might will gain absolute power over the future. It is now up to the player to write the history of the world.
To do that, players have access to a dual class system which allows them to freely combine their main and secondary classes, in order to freely build a character the way they want. On their way through Taborea, they learn professions and special skills to forge or enhance mighty armor and weaponry. After a hard day of labor players can relax in their own homes, which they can arrange any way they want. In addition, they have access to a dynamic item and rune system, as well as three gathering and eight crafting professions. Dangerous dungeons, raids and an extensive PVP system challenge heros in the long run.
The Taiwanese developers of the game, Runewaker Entertainment Ltd., grew up in the USA and were enthusiastic Ultima Online and World of Warcraft players. Runes of Magic was developed in a time frame of three years, similar to western MMO standards. Runemaker plans to provide new challenges for players every three to four months with free add-ons and updates.
Frogster Interactive Pictures AG aims to release both the European-English and American versions at the same time. Concerning the U.S. version, Frogster is currently looking for a qualified U.S. publisher.
Runes of Magic Features:
- Free2play, no monthly fees, free download
- Dual class system with switchable primary and secondary classes
- Enthralling background story
- Already over 600 quests and level comprehensive quest series on launch
- Instanced and persistent dungeons
- Individually developed skills and spells
- Armor sets with special bonuses
- Dynamic item system: Upgrades with hundreds of runes
- Activatable PvP system (Player vs. Player duels)
- Epic crafting system with the chance to improve existing items
- Individual coloring of clothes and armor
- Housing: personalization with individual furniture for players and guilds
- Special zones for guild houses
- Reputation system
- Scalable user interface based on the users flavor (development of own add-ons possible)
- In-game map and radar system to find dealers, resources and quests easily
- Auction house: auction and purchase items
- Teleporting possibilities per runes
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- Different and unique mounts
- Controlling with mouse (point & click) and keyboard (WASD or arrow keys) possible
About Runewalker Entertainment Ltd.
Runewaker Entertainment has been founded in August of 2004, with the headquarter 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: www.runewaker.com
About Frogster Interactive Pictures AG
As a holding with different shares in the computergames industry, the Frogster Interactive Pictures AG based in Berlin is focusing on the growth sector of Massively Multiplayer Online Games. The company licenses, operates und markets different online games in the German speaking market and internationally. At their headquarter in Berlin, the Frogster group employs more than 40 staff members in the fields of marketing, community management, customer support, IT, web design, web development, sales and administration. Its Korean joint venture Frogster Studios Co. Ltd. based in Seoul develops MMO games and markets their own as well as licensed virtual worlds in Asia. Internet: www.frogster-interactive.de
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