Frogster Announces Runes of Magic, the Future of Free-to-Play MMOs

June 5, 2008

Frogster Announces Runes of Magic, the Future
of Free-to-Play MMOs

New MMOG with Countless Features to be
Available Before Christmas

With an extensive range of features, Runes of
Magic prepares to redefine the standards of free-to-play MMO games. The German
version of this sophisticated fantasy adventure will be available to gamers
before Christmas 2008, with the English version slated for release soon
afterwards. From the beginning, Runes of Magic envelops gamers in an absorbing
story through over 600 quests spread throughout the immersing world.

In Runes of Magic, players choose from six main
classes, and combined with secondary class options, they can access 36
individual character classes overall. All characters possess unique skills with
impressive combo attacks, and can use mounts in the later stages of gameplay. A
particularly attractive feature for players and guilds is the ability to arrange
their own virtual homes with individual furnishings.

Thanks to an extensive crafting and reputation
system, thrilling PVP, demanding dungeons and boss-monsters, no gamers’ wishes
remain unsatisfied with Runes of Magic. MMO fans can view the first screenshots
and register for the newsletter on the official site at
www.runesofmagic.com

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