Press release

6/22/2016

ORIGINAL RUNESCAPE DEVS RETURN FOR ANNIVERSARY QUEST

Cambridge, UK - June 22, 2016 -  Fifteen years after they created  RuneScape, the original trio of brothers - Andrew, Paul and Ian Gower - have returned to the world of Gielinor with a new quest, launched today, as part of the game's yearlong anniversary celebration. Dubbed, somewhat inevitably, the 'Gower Quest' is an all-new mission dedicated to disappearing cabbages and three familiar cabbage mages. Packed with nods and winks to vintage  RuneScape memes and jokes, Gower Quest is a fond love letter from the game's creators.

A free-to-play quest that enables the broadest range of players to celebrate RuneScape's  rich legacy and future, Gower Quest takes adventures through cabbage fields and beyond to experience a tale that's sure to tug heartstrings. Featuring new rewards, including a brand new god sword forged in the name of the cabbage god, Brassica Prime, Gower Quest is like no other!

To view the official Gower Quest trailer, please visit:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J8LXooAu9cY

"Bringing back the three brothers to design a celebratory quest has been simply fantastic, and we're already hearing from players how nostalgic and wonderful Gower Quest is for them," said David Osborne, lead designer,  RuneScape. "We're grateful to Andrew, Paul and Ian for returning to  RuneScape for one more occasion as guest designers on this epic quest. Fifteen years is a phenomenal milestone -- so few MMORPGs have ever reached it, and fewer still get there while experiencing a resurgence in player numbers!"

"Without the Gowers, we would not have  RuneScape, and there would be no Jagex," said Mark Ogilvie, design director, RuneScape. "I've been working on  RuneScape for 14 years now, and treasure many, many fond memories of working at the near-dawn of Gielinor and its lore. This quest harks back and pays homage to some key events and characters from across the game's history, and is the perfect way to celebrate its milestone anniversary."

New art assets are available for download at: https://www.hightail.com/download/cUJYV28wdkdubVdVbDhUQw

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About Jagex
Established in 2001, Jagex Games Studio today stands as the UK's largest independent game developer and publisher and is the home of the flagship online adventure game,  RuneScape. Celebrating its 15th Year anniversary in 2016,  RuneScape has welcomed over 245 million players to its world and more than two million of them play every month, while millions more watch avidly through social channels. In addition to RuneScape, Jagex is developing new  RuneScape-branded games as it enters additional genres, including Chronicle: RuneScape Legends, an adventure strategy card game, and  RuneScape: Idle Adventures created in partnership with Hyper Hippo, the developers of cult hit  Adventure Capitalist. Jagex employs over 320 people at its Cambridge headquarters. Career information can be found at  www.jagex.com.

About  RuneScape
Step into a medieval fantasy world that's packed with epic adventures, fascinating characters and a passionate community that helps to mold the game itself. Unashamedly British in humor,  RuneScape embraces an unconventional world where you're free to play and explore the way you want to. An MMO unlike any other - become the hero you were born to be at  www.runescape.com.

Press Contact:
Jaemi Bowers
B/HI for Jagex
Jaemi_Bowers@bhimpact.com
Tel: (310) 694-3116

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