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RuneScape is a browser-based fantasy MMORPG from Jagex Ltd. that has been around in some form since 2001. The game takes place in the divided land of Gielinor, where players can create their characters and advance through quests and monster hunting. While there is an overarching storyline, RuneScape is very non-linear, and includes minigames, events, guilds, PvP, and more.

Although RuneScape's roots are old, the game has had several incarnations, with each new version replacing the old. RuneScape HD, for example, a major overhaul, was released in 2008. While the basic game is free to download and play, it is limited, and a subscription will net a player more frequent (and exclusive) content updates, a player home, the ability to play full screen (free users are limited to a windowed client), and more advantages. An item shop is also available for cosmetic items.


  • Adventure in Gielinor | Explore RuneScape's world of Gielinor, take on hundreds of quests, and advance your character in a huge range of skills.
  • Play Minigames | Engage in a variety of minigames for XP, items, and fun!
  • Create a Clan | Create a clan and join forces with other players.
  • PvP and Events | Participate in player-versus-player combat, in-game festivals, Clan-specific events, and more.

Eastern Lands Expansions Brings Private Procedurally Generated Islands for Players to Own

 Eastern Lands Expansions Brings Private Procedurally Generated Islands for Players to Own - Runescape News

Have you ever wanted your own private island? A nice little getaway from the world perhaps? Or something more like a tropical paradise. If you play Runescape, you're that much closer to having one all of your own.

Posted Aug 18, 2016 by Suzie Ford
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Jagex Bought Out by Chinese Investors

Jagex Bought Out by Chinese Investors - Runescape News

Jagex has announced that it has been acquired by Chinese investors and that a new board of directors has been appointed. The buy out gives Jagex a new investment cycle to grow RuneScape and other related projects including mergers and other acquisitions to expand its gaming operations.

Posted Jul 14, 2016 by Suzie Ford
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The Gower Quest Honors Original Creators

The Gower Quest Honors Original Creators - Runescape News

Fifteen years ago, the Gower brothers (Andrew, Paul & Ian) created RuneScape. With today's update, they, in a sense, return to the game in a new quest line called the "Gower Quest". Players are looking into the mysterious disappearance of cabbage mages and provides a lot of "inside jokes" and vintage RuneScape nods.

Posted Jun 22, 2016 by Suzie Ford
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Summer Summit to Divine the Future

Summer Summit to Divine the Future - Runescape News

Jagex will be holding a five hour live stream at 9:00 am Pacific / 12:00 pm Eastern in the Runescape channel. Called the Summer Summit, the stream will be talking about the future of both Runescape and Old School Runescape as well as the first details about eSports and Chronicle: Runescape Legends.

Posted May 28, 2016 by Catherine Daro
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New Version Utilizing NXT Launches

RuneScape has started a new journey thanks to the launch of the NXT visual engine and game client. The company has been working on NXT for the past couple of years and it recently completed its beta phase of development.

Posted Apr 19, 2016 by Suzie Ford
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Shandong Hongda Mining Co Seeking to Buy Out Jagex for $300M

According to, a Chinese firm has made an offer to purchase Jagex Ltd in its entirety for $300M. Shandong Hongda Mining Co Ltd would become the new owner and is a ferrous metal mining company headquartered in Shanghai, China. According to the news report. Shandong is investing in a "business transformation".

Posted Mar 15, 2016 by Suzie Ford
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Darkscape - Experiment in Emergent PvP to Close on March 28

Jagex has announced that its "experiment in emergent PvP", Darkscape will be closed for good on March 28th. The company cites Darkscape's novelty at the start, but that most players have moved back to Runescape and that continued development is not the best allocation of resources.

Posted Feb 29, 2016 by Suzie Ford
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Goop for Good Event Kicks Off Today -- With Unicorn Poo

Jagex is hosting a special charity event that will begin later today and run through Saturday. During the gaming event, as fund raising goals are met, team members will "get gooped with over 1,000 liters of pink, glittery unicorn poo". The team will also be hosting a special charity auction for special collectibles and tech items.

Posted Feb 26, 2016 by Suzie Ford
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Idle Adventures - Big Story in Bitesize Chunks

A pocket-sized game that's loaded with a heavyweight, continuing story? That's the idea behind Runescape: Idle Adventures, an ongoing collaboration between Jagex and Hyper Hippo. We sent Gareth Harmer to meet with two developers behind the game and find out more.

Posted Feb 21, 2016 by Suzie Ford
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Celebrating 15 years with New Announcements

Jagex marks 15 years of Runescape with a flurry of announcements: Chronicle heads to open beta in March, Runescape: Idle Adventures is revealed, and much more besides. We sent columnist Gareth Harmer along to the birthday celebrations to find out more.

Posted Feb 17, 2016 by Suzie Ford
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