Runescape Keeps Breaking Records

Runescape Keeps Breaking Records Runescape Keeps Breaking Records

Jagex, the developer and operator of the 3D Java online adventure game RuneScape announced that over Thanksgiving weekend a record 80,000 players were online at the same time.

As a browser based 3D adventure game that has an unlimited free version RuneScape is pretty unique and this is helping it to attract a growing audience. says Managing Director, Constant Tedder. Obviously last weekend is a big holiday weekend in the States so you'd expect it to be busy but we're seeing consistent growth across the world as people looking for an involving, challenging, entertaining and free game find RuneScape!

In March 2004 the new version of RuneScape was launched bringing a full 3D MMORPG to the browser for the first time. RuneScape can be played for free unlimited by visiting the game's website, a link to which is available by following the download
Players can subscribe at any point for USD 5/month to gain access to a whole host of benefits including a map that is three times as big, over twice as many quests, whole new skills and priority customer support. Plus members get new content updates every week at no extra cost.

Key facts:

- browser based 3D massive adventure game
- 1.9 million active players of free game (who have played in last 2 weeks)
- free game is unlimited
- 166,000 subscribers to members version
- membership costs: USD 5 per month
- 53 game worlds