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 RuneScape  House Jagex Enters Third-Party Publishing

RuneScape House Jagex Enters Third-Party Publishing

January 13, 2010 | By Kris Graft

January 13, 2010 | By Kris Graft
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UK-based Jagex, developer of the popular free-to-play MMORPG RuneScape, is publishing a third-party developed title for the first time in its history, according to a report in the Cambridge News.

"With the strongest pipeline of new games and updates in our history, we're on track to cement our position as one of the fastest growing games companies in the world," commented Jagex CEO Mark Gerhard, who promised "big plans" for 2010.

"2010 is set to be our most successful year to date, with more world class browser games, the publishing of War of Legends, our first third-party developed title, and building on the success of our first iPhone game Bounce Down," he added.

Jagex has an official website for War of Legends that describes the online multiplayer title as "free strategy game." The game's official Twitter account says the game is real-time and has "a mix of 3D isometric and 2D graphics." The game's developer is currently undisclosed.

Jagex is best known for the internally-developed RuneScape, a fantasy-themed browser-based MMORPG that originally launched in 2001. Gerhard said in a July 2009 report that the game has 10 million active players per month, including both free and paying customers. The game generates revenues through ads and voluntary monthly subscription fees.

Jagex currently holds Cambridge News' Business of the Year title.

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