press release

30. August 2018

Runes of Magic now also available on Steam

Publisher Gameforge releases the MMO classic Runes of Magic on Steam and launches new servers

Karlsruhe, 30. August 2018 | Gameforge and developers Runewaker released the award-winning role-playing title Runes of Magic worldwide on Steam yesterday. With around 10 million players in total, the free-to-play fantasy MMORPG is among the most successful titles in this genre, available to play in English, French, German, Spanish and Polish.

 

Celebrating its ninth anniversary in March, Runes of Magic continues to be enjoyed by a large and active community, which should grow considerably with the release on Steam. Gameforge hopes lots of new players will immerse themselves in the breathtaking fantasy world of Taborea, experiencing exciting adventures with one of the ten combinable character classes. It is also expected that many players will return for the launch. Gameforge has set up a slew of new servers for the European and North American regions to accommodate these players, providing fresh playing fields where they can rediscover all the challenges and excitement Runes of Magic has to offer from scratch.

 

Two DLC Packages for Steam Release

Two DLC packages will be available with Runes of Magic’s release on Steam. An initial starter pack eases players into the game with a selection of different potions, inventory and bank expansions, a mount and a pet. The second pack provides players with a complete costume set, an exclusive title, a mount, a pet, an additional character slot and a housing contract. Players can also collect Runes of Magic trading cards on Steam.

 

About Runes of Magic

With its impressive range of features, Runes of Magic has been redefining the standard of free-to-play MMORPGs since 2009. The online role-playing game presents a multilayered background story embedded in the elaborate fantasy world of Taborea with over 5,000 quests. Players select their primary character class out of ten possible options, and then take on two additional classes, learning different elite skills for each individual class combination. Runes of Magic offers three playable races: the Elves, the Humans and the Shadowforge Dwarves, and players can highly customise the appearance of the character that will represent them in-game. Players also maintain a virtual home, which they can personalise with a broad selection of furniture and other practical items. In organised guilds, players have the opportunity to establish their own guild castle, which they can upgrade with additional buildings as well as powerful siege weapons to be used in thrilling guild wars. Thanks to exciting PvP content such as arenas and battlefields, the flexible and comprehensive user interface which can be adapted to any playing style, a wide array of challenging dungeons and many other features, Runes of Magic captivates all kinds of players. Now with over 8 million registered users, Runes of Magic is one of the most popular and successful free-to-play MMORPGs on the market.

About Gameforge

With more than 20 titles and over 450 million registered players, Gameforge is the leading provider of free-to-play massively multiplayer online games (MMOs) in the western hemisphere. Headquartered in Karlsruhe, Germany, the group offers its online games in more than 75 countries. The portfolio encompasses numerous well-known game industry brands, including prized role-playing games Runes of Magic, AION Free-to-Play and TERA as well as Europe’s most successful MMO, Metin2. The action anime MMORPG SoulWorker adds to the wide-ranging collection, while popular browser-based games such as OGame and Ikariam complete their offering. More information available at http://corporate.gameforge.com/.

Title: Runes of Magic
Genre: Fantasy MMORPG
PEGI: 12
Platform: Windows PC
Release Date: 2009
Developer: Runewaker Inc.

Downloads


Download marked items as zip file. Download

More press releases about Runes of Magic

31. October 2013

Runes of Magic captures Italy

Fantasy MMO released with full localization | Italian server online

Karlsruhe, 31.10.2013 – Today, Gameforge publishes the successful fantasy MMO Runes of Magic in a fully localised version for the Italian market. At the same time, a dedicated Italian server is being launched. With this, Gameforge continues the free-to-play MMO’s victory march, which celebrated its… more

12. June 2012

Igniting the Fires of Shadowforge

Runes of Magic Chapter V – Fires of Shadowforge officially starts today It’s finally here: the Fires of Shadowforge have been lit! Frogster has opened the gates to the fifth chapter of its successful fantasy MMO, Runes of Magic. Fires of Shadowforge introduces a new… more

05. June 2012

The Spell Has Been Broken

New cinematic trailer for Runes of Magic recounts the story of the Shadowforge Dwarves With an impressive cinematic trailer, Frogster has entered the home straight for the release of Runes of Magic: Chapter V – Fires of Shadowforge on 12 June 2012. In a sequence… more

01. June 2012

The Scorched Earth of Rorazan

Challenging new high-level content coming soon to Runes of Magic In less than two weeks, on 12 June, the successful MMORPG Runes of Magic will be expanded with its fifth chapter, Fires of Shadowforge, and the doors will be opened to a surreal and hostile… more

25. May 2012

Rise of the Dwarves

Frogster provides details about new zones and instances in Runes of Magic With ‘Fires of Shadowforge’, the fifth chapter of the successful MMORPG Runes of Magic set to be released on the 12th of June, a new race will be introduced to the world of… more

16. May 2012

Modern Technology or Dark Magic?

Frogster provides details on the two new classes in Runes of Magic Only a few weeks remain until the anxiously anticipated release of Fires of Shadowforge, the fifth chapter of the Fantasy MMORPG Runes of Magic. Now, Frogster is providing details on the two new… more

23. March 2012

Fifth Runes of Magic Chapter Coming in June

Chapter V – Fires of Shadowforge to introduce new race Frogster will be releasing the fifth chapter to the online role-playing game Runes of Magic in June, entitled Fires of Shadowforge. The expansion will bring new zones complete with dungeons as well as a brand… more

15. November 2011

Souls of the Past

Trailer Announces Upcoming Runes of Magic Content Patch Frogster has today released a brand-new teaser for the upcoming Runes of Magic update, ‘Souls of the Past’. As of 22nd November, the level-cap increase from 67 to 70 will allow players to access a new region,… more

21. September 2011

Rock Out With Your Camera Out

Music Video Contest Launches with Great Prizes The Berlin-based publisher Frogster is inviting Runes of Magic players to enter a massive music video contest called ‘Rock Taborea’. The challenge is for players to produce a music video for the popular a cappella metal band Van… more

28. July 2011

Play RoM, Get Rich!

Huge Runes of Magic Competition to give away prizes worth over €10,000 in total Today marks the start of two eventful weeks for the players of the fantasy MMORPG Runes of Magic. Berlin-based publisher Frogster is holding a new competition with prizes worth over €10,000… more

16. June 2011

Something Wicked This Way Comes

Runes of Magic: Chapter IV – Lands of Despair Officially Released Today The anticipated fourth chapter of the successful online role playing game, Runes of Magic, launches today. Amongst a range of other new additions, ‘Lands of Despair’ introduces four fantastic new regions featuring never-before-seen… more

26. May 2011

First Rom-Cast Available Today

Frogster Starts Video Podcast from the World of Taborea Publisher Frogster released the first Rom-Cast today. This podcast series, based on the MMORPG hit Runes of Magic, presents all the happenings in the world of Taborea in regular instalments on the community site. From now… more

12. May 2011

The Rueful History of Runes of Magic: Chapter IV – Lands of Despair

The Sinister Motives of Demon Sismond Revealed ‘Chapter IV – Lands of Despair’, the next chapter in the successful MMORPG Runes of Magic, lures players into a dark and menacing new world. The Land of Malevolence has been ravaged by a deadly plague that threatens… more

27. April 2011

Runes of Magic: The War of the Dwarves

Chapter IV reveals a previously unknown battlefield, two new races and more Time’s running out for the hundreds of players fighting it out on the closed beta servers of Runes of Magic: Chapter IV – Lands of Despair. With only two days left before the… more

21. April 2011

Next Update Hides A Little Surprise

Players have got until the 29th of April to do away with as many zombies and maniacal clowns as they possibly can in the current closed beta phase of Runes of Magic: Chapter IV – Lands of Despair. Even if a special few manage to… more

15. March 2011

Get the party started!

Runes of Magic celebrates three years of gaming glory with a boatload of events The fantasy online role-playing game Runes of Magic is approaching its three-year anniversary and cordially invites all players to take part in the celebration. During the big birthday week from the… more

08. March 2011

A Glimpse into the Lands of Despair

New Teaser for ‘Chapter IV – Lands of Despair’ reveals a dark force threatening the land The closed beta for the next chapter of the highly anticipated MMORPG, ‘Runes of Magic’ gets underway in less than a month’s time, with a new teaser revealing more… more