Jagex, the company best known for their popular MMO Runescape, debuts as a publisher with this new MMORTS title, War of Legends. Today, Carolyn Koh takes a look at the game and introduces it to us for the first time.
War of Legends is Runescape developer Jagex's first foray into publishing. An MMO-RTS game, they discovered it when they outsourced some of the graphics of Runescape HD with the game's developers in China. Having worked with them before and finding the game fit well into their own business model and plans, they decided to partner with them to localize and publish the game in the US and Europe.
"We took a good look at genre in the western market and found it heavy with Arthurian / Roman / Fantasy and Tolkienesque themes," said Adam Tuckwell, Head of Communications at Jagex, with COO Rob Smith adding that they liked the back story that's based on Chinese Legend and Myth. The game is fully developed and about six months into its launch in China with Jagex localizing it for the western market.
Read the Game Introduction Preview.