Zapak Digital Entertainment in association with Jagex Games Studio has launched the free MMO (Massively Multiplayer Online) game RuneScape for which the former will be the exclusive marketing and distribution partner in India. The game was launched by Rob Smith, Chief Operating Officer Jagex Games Studio and Bollywood’s top actor Aftab Shivdasani.
Zapak Runescape also announced their tie up with MTV Roadies 7 as an official game for the hugely popular reality show. The game play for Runescape for the first seven levels incorporates the seven sins of the MTV Roadies journey this year.
RuneScape, developed by Jagex Games Studio, is a fantasy massively multiplayer online role-playing game (MMORPG). It is a graphical browser game, operated by Jagex Ltd., implemented on the Java application and incorporating 3D rendering. The game has approximately 104 million active accounts, and is recognized by the Guinness World Records as the world’s most popular free MMORPG.
Zapak has launched both the standard and premium versions of the game in India; the standard version offers hundreds of hours of game play to enjoy and for more adventure the premium game offers exclusive member only quest, skills, houses and advances social interaction which are chargeable.
Commenting on the launch, Mr. Rohit Sharma, COO, Zapak Digital Entertainment Limited. said, “Runescape is amongst the top online games in the world. With over 6 million users a month it is the worlds second largest MMOG (Massively Multiplayer online game). We are very excited to exclusively launch this game in India.”
The game has been played by over 150 million gamers worldwide since it was first launched in 2001, an official release said. The company is offering the monthly subscription to the Indian gamers at Rs. 150.