RuneScape kicks Java to the curb, relaunches with new game engine

RuneScape has bid adieu to Java after 15 years and relaunched today looking spiffier than ever.

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  • New continent launches in Old School RuneScape

    Old School Runescape players have been rewarded for their faithfulness.

  • Beta sign up goes live for Runescape card game Chronicle

    Hearthstone-like strategy card game based on popular MMORPG is accepting beta sign-ups.

  • Runescape takes the Hearthstone route with spin-off card game

    Developer Jagex is planning a new game set in the Runescape universe.

  • It's taken three years, but Runescape in Minecraft looks great

    Minecraft players have recreated the world of venerable free-to-play MMO Runescape inside Mojang’s sandbox.

  • After 13 years RuneScape gets its first ever expansion pack

    Jagex’s MMORPG RuneScape has evolved numerous times in its long lifespan, but now its getting its first full expansion pack in the form of The Lost City of the Elves.

  • This is what the "average" Runescape gamer looks like

    This is kind of cool and kind of silly; Runescape developer Jagex photographed a whole bunch of players in order to generate an “average Runescape gamer” image.

  • RuneScape celebrates 13th anniversary by "going back to its roots"

    RuneScape is celebrating its 13th anniversary today, and to help ring in the milestone, Jagex has released a video showing what’s in store for players in 2014. According to the developer, the game is “going back to its roots,” via a collaborative effort between developers and the community. “We want to give the power to […]

  • Runescape players raise $90,000 for charity

    Runescape 3 players raised over $90,000 to various charities using the free-to-play MMO’s Well of Goodwill during the month of November. Jagex said “many tens of thousands” of players chipped in in-game wealth and Bonds to secure $90,838 in donations for the Willow Foundation, SpecialEffect, Action For Kids, Games Aid, Internet Watch Foundation, HART and […]

  • RuneScape devs launch charity drive using in-game gold, hope to fix its economy

    RuneScape’s developer Jagex has launch a charity drive in which players can donate their in-game gold and bonds to the developers, who promise to donate $1 to charity for every 10 million gold pieces players donate for a month. The program has so far gathered more than $11,000 and according to Jagex, will serve as […]

  • Old School RuneScape claims 1 million users, adds God Wars Dungeon

    While Jagex launched RuneScape 3 this year, it also launched Old School RuneScape, an older version of the immensely popular browser-based MMORPG. It’s now had over 1 million players, and to celebrate Jagex will release the God Wars Dungeon.

  • Runescape adds in-game Bonds as a 'pay-through-play' currency

    In the latest update to hugely popular free-to-play MMORPG Runescape developer Jagex has introduced in-game Bonds to act as a currency for tangible rewards. They can even be put toward membership.

  • RuneScape players accumulate one million years worth of gameplay, other stats

    RuneScape 3 launched last month, and to help celebrate the third iteration along with the MMO turning 13 years old in January 2014, Jagex as sent over an infographic detailing some rather impressive stats for the franchise.

  • RuneScape 3 will launch in Spanish

    Jagex wants to do right by its Latin American fans, and has announced that RuneScape 3 will launch in Spanish when it comes to Argentina, Peru, Mexico, Chile, Colombia and Venezuela – among other territories. The localised release comes courtesy of axeso5, which will also provide support and community events. The Spanish-language announce follows on […]

  • Jagex sales pass $50 million as company deems 2012 as best year to date

    Runescape developer Jagex has posted sales of $50 million, marking its most successful year to date. The company now plans to invest its spoils back into its expansion, and to double the size of its development team.

  • RuneScape 3: colour your world

    More than a decade on from its launch as one of the first browser-based MMOs, RuneScape is heading for big changes. Dave Owen checks in with the apparently immortal “Netflix of gaming” as it prepares to ditch Java.

  • Runescape headed to tablets and maybe Smart TVs

    Jagex has even bigger plans for its long-running browser-based MMO beyond the upcoming launch of Runescape 3, including branching out to other platforms.

  • RuneScape 3 announced, launching this summer

    RuneScape 3 has been announced by Jagex, and according to Massively, it seems to be building on RuneScape 2 instead of being released as something entirely new. Players will be able to log into the game with existing accounts, keep their avatars, and will run a bit faster thanks to its HTML5 engine and web […]

  • Old School RuneScape servers open later today

    Jagex will opened its promised Old School Runescape servers on Friday after 450,000 players voted to get an old 2007 build up and running. Thanks to the outpouring of support, the server will be free to all members for six months, and Jagex will hold regular polls to determine how the it should be administered […]

  • RuneScape old school server support confirmed

    Jagex has confirmed plans to launch a 2007-era build server for browser-based MMO RuneScape. In an announcement post, the publisher said voting slowed after 100,000 signatures, and it’s still not sure whether the server will be free or premium. Vote in the poll, if you fancy a bit of old school gaming. Thanks, Massively.

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