SANTA CLARA – December 2, 2011 – Aeria Games, a leading destination for free-to-play online multiplayer games, today announced it has acquired the publishing rights from K2 Network, Inc., for the popular free-to-play massively multiplayer online roleplaying game, Runes of Magic, for Latin America and Turkey. The deal to publish the MMORPG developed by Runewaker Entertainment Ltd. provides Aeria Games another strong title for its portfolio in these fast growing online gaming markets. Since its founding in 2006, Aeria Games has strategically invested in emerging territories to further position the company as a global leader of free-to-play games with more than 30 games in nine languages including Shaiya, which holds the number one position in Latin America. Earlier this year, the popular fantasy adventure MMORPG Perfect World also became another new title released in Spanish-speaking markets by Aeria Games.
Runes of Magic transports players to the online world of Taborea for a dynamic roleplaying experience that has attracted millions of players around the world. Combining the flexibility of dual and even triple player classes with extensive customization, the game has set a new standard for free roleplaying games and will be backed by Aeria Games’ high quality localization, support, and community management.
“We believe emerging markets will continue to rise in importance for Aeria Games as we commit to growing our global community of power players,” said Lan Hoang, Chief Executive Officer, Aeria Games. “Runes of Magic is an excellent title that offers dynamic MMORPG gameplay and deep class customization options, so we’re excited to be adding it to our portfolio as it will help to further extend our presence in Latin America and Turkey.”
The game features a unique multi-class system that lets players combine one of eight primary classes with secondary and even tertiary classes for a deep and customizable roleplaying experience. Players can choose from two different playable races, Elves and Humans, and each class combination produces its own powerful elite skills. Players can furnish a virtual home and guilds can construct guild castles, which can be expanded with additional buildings. With comprehensive crafting and reputation systems, gripping player-versus-player (PvP) features, extensive customization, and challenging dungeons, Runes of Magic has something for offer for all players.
The game will be available from Aeria Games in Spanish, Portuguese, and Turkish for the rapidly growing gaming markets of Latin America and Turkey. Terms of the publishing deal were not disclosed.
Like all titles from Aeria Games, the game is free to play. For more information on Aeria Games, visit http://www.aeriagames.com.
About Aeria Games
With a rapidly growing community of over 24 million core players and a deep portfolio of development partners, Aeria Games is a leading destination for free-to-play online multiplayer games. Founded in 2006 and with offices in the US, Germany, and Brazil, Aeria Games publishes and develops high quality online games in nine languages covering more than 30 countries. The company’s proprietary technology offers strong benefits to both players and developers. Players gain access a universal gaming destination providing deep, immersive online games accessible from PC, browser, tablet, and smart phones. Developers get a blazingly fast point of entry to the global gaming market via Aeria Games’ specialized platform that allows developers to integrate games easily and quickly. The company’s diverse portfolio includes highly engaging fantasy MMORPGs, action shooters, anime-style social games, and multiplayer mobile titles. For more information, visit http://www.aeriagames.com.
About Runewaker Entertainment Ltd.
Runewaker Entertainment was founded by experienced developers in August of 2004, with headquarters located in Taichung, Taiwan. Currently, Runewaker employs over 160 highly skilled programmers, designers, and artists and is constantly expanding. Runewaker specializes in making massively multiplayer online role playing games (MMORPG). The company has built its own engine from scratch that rivals some of the best available in the market. Their first product, Runes of Magic, has attracted more millions of players around the world. Runewaker is currently producing more content for Runes of Magic. For more information, visit http://www.runewaker.com/.