Beta Announcement for Runes of Magic
Berlin, 2008/08/07: Immediately after the German Games Convention Frogster will let a first batch of players into the fantasy worlds of Runes of Magic. The Berlin based publisher opens the servers for the closed beta phase on Thursday, the 28th of August. Lucky registrants can therefore explore the game world Taborea at the end of August already. To even increase the anticipation a new trailer shows action packed combat scenes with all sorts of hostile creatures, human opponents and impressive boss mobs. The video is available for download here: http://www.runesofmagic.com/en/downloads,id2,adventures_in_taborea.html.

Already at the Games Convention from the 21st 24th of August players may discover the first region of Runes of Magic. Interested MMO fans will find sixteen state-of-the-art gaming terminals equipped with high end PCs, TFT displays and peripherals of the hardware partners Ultraforce, Iiyama, Roccat and Speed-Link at booth A10 in hall 5. Fortunate players can win a branded gaming computer in Runes of Magic design from Ultraforce, a 22" monitor from Iiyama, headsets of Speed-Link and many more hardware prices and fan articles at the German games exhibition. The registration form for the beta are available on the official website: www.runesofmagic.com.

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Runes of Magic a world full of wizardry and adventure
With an extensive range of features Runes of Magic prepares to redefine the standard of free-to-play MMO games. Right from the launch Runes of Magic will convey its absorbing story in over 600 quests embedded in an atmospheric world. Players can choose from six main classes. Combined with a secondary class they dispose of 36 individual character classes over all. All characters possess unique skills with impressive combo attacks and can use mounts in the later stages of game play. A particularly attractive feature for guilds and players is the possibility to arrange their own virtual homes with individual furnishing. Thanks to an extensive crafting and reputation system, thrilling PVP as well as demanding dungeons and boss-monsters, no wishes remain unsatisfied. The Taiwanese developer Runewaker has developed Runes of Magic according to western MMO standards within a time frame of three years. The studio will provide new challenges for players every three to four months with free add-ons and updates. MMO fans can find first pictures and a registration form for the newsletter on the official teaser site www.runesofmagic.com.

Runes of Magic features
Free2play, no monthly fees, free download
Dual class system with switchable primary and secondary classes
Enthralling background story
Already over 600 quests and level comprehensive quest series on launch
Instanced and persistent dungeons
Individually developed skills and spells
Armor sets with special bonuses
Dynamic item system: Upgrades with hundreds of runes
Activatable PvP system (Player vs. Player duels)
Epic crafting system with the possibility to improve existing items
Individual coloring of clothes and armor
Housing: personalization with individual furniture for players and guilds
Special zones for guild houses
Reputation system
Scalable user interface based on the users preference (development of your own add-ons possible)
In-game map and radar system to find dealers, resources and quests easily
Auction house: auction and purchase items
Teleporting possibilities per runes
Different and unique mounts
Controlling with mouse (point & click) and keyboard (WASD or arrow keys) possible

About Runewaker Entertainment Ltd.
Runewaker Entertainment was founded in August of 2004, with the headquarters located in Taichung, Taiwan. The founding members are all very experienced in the field and decided to come together to pursue their own dream. Currently Runewaker employs over 40 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 their own engine from scratch that rivals some of the best that is available out on the market. Their first product, Radiant Arcana (Runes of Magic), is already completed and currently in Open Beta Phase in China. Runewaker is currently producing more content for Runes of Magic. Webpage: http://www.runewaker.com/

About Frogster Interactive Pictures AG
As a holding with different shares in the computer games industry, Frogster Interactive Pictures AG based in Berlin is focusing on the growth sector of Massively Multiplayer Online Games. The company licenses, operates und markets different online games in the German speaking market and internationally. Its Korean joint venture Frogster Studios Co. Ltd. based in Seoul develops MMO games and markets their own as well as licensed virtual worlds in Asia. At their headquarter in Berlin and in Rheine and Korea, the Frogster group employs more than 80 staff members in the fields of development, marketing, community management, customer support, IT, web design, web development, sales and administration. Internet: www.frogster-interactive.de
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