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JAGEX AND BIGPOINT BRING RUNESCAPE TO GERMANY AND FRANCE

The World’s Most Popular Free-to-play MMO to be Published Via Bigpoint’s NewDevLounge / Further Jagex Titles like“War of Legends”,“Arcanists” and“Armies of Gielinor” will follow

Thursday 27th May/...?Jagex Games Studio, worldwide leaders in browser-based video games, and Bigpoint GmbH today announced their partnership to launch RuneScape and other great Jagex titles into Bigpoint’s game portal for players in Germany and France. RuneScape will be the first title to benefit German and French audiences as it is a three-time Guinness World Record winner for the world’s largest free-to-play Massively Multiplayer Online Game.

Jagex Games Studio integrated RuneScape into the Bigpoint network of games through Bigpoint’s re-tooled DevLounge, a game integration service designed for independent development teams to quickly and easily launch their games into Bigpoint’s massive community of players, which currently has 120+ million registrations.

”Bigpoint has achieved phenomenal success in France and Germany echoing our own success in the USA, UK and other English speaking territories so we are confident that RuneScape will be an excellent addition to their games portal. We believe Jagex’s current portfolio of games will strongly compliment Bigpoint’s existing titles and we are really looking forward to releasing more Jagex games through the Bigpoint network in due course.” said Oliver Kern, Head of Online Strategy, Jagex Games Studio.

Jagex Games Studio will continue to host all its own games, manage game updates, provide technical support and customer service as Bigpoint assumes responsibility for publishing the title, as well as general marketing, and payment processing in Germany and France. The game can also be played in English and Portuguese through the portal.

“We‘re very excited to introduce RuneScape, an MMOG that enjoys an immense and passionate fan base around the world, to our gamers in Germany and France,” said Lothar Eckstein, CMO, Bigpoint.“As one of the top-three game portals in the world, we strive to publish compelling content that gives players a wide range of gaming options– RuneScape is an excellent example of this strategy in action.”

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About Jagex Games Studio

Jagex Games Studio is a world leading developer of high quality browser-based games and is the largest independent games developer and publisher in the UK, with 400 staff across two studios in Cambridge, England.

Jagex has a long standing reputation for creating the world’s best online games by developing hugely popular, high quality, accessible, free-to-play games and for providing an unbeatable community experience for millions of players around the globe.

Jagex has developed and self-published over 40 online titles including the world’s most popular free multiplayer online game, RuneScape.

Links:

www.jagex.com

www.runescape.com

About Bigpoint’s new DevLounge– Improved interface for easy 3rd party game integration

Bigpoint is a developer, online-games publisher and content provider for media groups and has become the world’s top destination for fans of online games. In order to continually offer a large selection of top games, Bigpoint constantly licenses brand-new browser and client games. In addition, the Bigpoint DevLounge was especially designed for developers to integrate their browser-based games and client games right onto the Bigpoint.com website using a simple interface. In recent months, the DevLounge has been further enhanced to provide an even better user experience. In addition to an improved revenue share that favors the developer, the interface and technology has been streamlined to ease integration.

To date, over 200 independent development teams have signed-up to use Bigpoint’s publishing service, which grants near-instanteous exposure to the company’s huge user base, and 40 projects have already gone live.

Links:

http://www.bigpoint.com

http://www.bigpoint.net

http://devlounge.bigpoint.com

About Bigpoint GmbH

Bigpoint is an online-game publisher, content provider for large media concerns and browser-based game developer. The company’s game portfolio has achieved a level of quality which in the past was only offered by CDs or consoles. More than 380 employees from over 35 different nations work together in Hamburg-Eppendorf, Germany at the headquarters of the world’s largest browser-game portal. The company also has locations in Berlin, San Francisco and Malta. The games are available in 20+ languages and provide more than 120 million gamers from Europe to America and beyond with free, first-class entertainment, without the hassle of having to download or install any additional software. For further information about Bigpoint and its games, please visit http://www.bigpoint.net.

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