31stth October 2019 – One year ago Old School RuneScape made its debut on mobile devices and to celebrate its first birthday a new in-game event enables players to join the festivities and grab a slice of virtual birthday cake from the courtyard in Varrock, one of the game’s largest cities.
Rob Hendry, Executive Producer of Old School RuneScape, said:
“We’re cooking up a storm with our first birthday cake event today and invite all players to come and get a slice of the celebratory action. The past 12 months have been hugely successful for Old School RuneScape on mobile, with more than 8million installs and winning a prestigious BAFTA award, which really was the icing on the cake.
“We have big plans for the next 12 months, including the Morytania Expansion, opening the vampyre city of Darkmeyer for the first time, and the introduction of a new game mode, ‘Leagues’, which begins this November with ‘Twisted League’. As we celebrate the game’s first cake-filled birthday, Old School RuneScape on mobile has definitely proven itself to be a recipe for success.”
Pioneering the full MMO experience on mobile, complete with cross-platform play between mobile and PC editions, Old School RuneScape has seen more than 8million installs since launch. This year, the game won both the BAFTA Audience Award for the ‘EE Mobile Game of the Year’ and the Develop Star award for ‘Best Mobile Game’.
At launch in 2018, Old School RuneScape led the charge as Jagex set out to bring two of the world’s most popular MMOs to the world’s most popular gaming devices. This week Jagex launched RuneScape Mobile in Early Access, enabling every Old School or RuneScape subscriber to enjoy the entire living game on Android.
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Notes to Editors
A leader in creating deep and engaging live games, Jagex’s flagship MMORPG, RuneScape, has welcomed over 250 million player accounts to its world. Today the RuneScape franchise exists beyond running games in live operations; our titles are living games that connect and inspire millions of players, with content and experiences both inside and outside of inexhaustible game worlds. Both RuneScape and Old School RuneScape, on PC and coming to mobile, offer ever-evolving, highly active worlds and our community-focussed development ethos empowers players to have a real say in how each game is shaped. Now we’re expanding and extending our portfolio with fresh franchise titles and new IP to bring life to the living games of the future. Jagex employs over 320 people at its Cambridge headquarters. Career information can be found at www.jagex.com
About Old School RuneScape
Launched in 2013, Old School RuneScape is the industry-leading collaboration between players and developers. Embracing its nostalgic heritage, hundreds of thousands of active players control the direction of the game with an in-game polling system. Featuring adventures for solo play through to 100-player strong raids, Old School RuneScape caters for every brave adventurer. http://oldschool.runescape.com.