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JAGEX GAMES STUDIO NAMED UK DEVELOPER OF THE YEAR

FOR THE SECOND YEAR IN SUCCESSION JAGEX GAMES STUDIO WINS THE COVETED GOLDEN JOYSTICK AWARD

Cambridge, UK– Friday 29th October 2010 - Jagex Games Studio, the UK's largest independent games developer and publisher, today won the Golden Joystick Award for the UK Developer of the Year, for the second year in succession.

Jagex CEO Mark Gerhard said of the achievement,“There was some really tough competition for this award and it goes without saying that we are incredibly delighted to be taking the award with us once again this year. I would like thank our incredible community who voted for us in their thousands and, on behalf of the entire Jagex team, I would like to dedicate this award to them. 2009/10 has been a significant year for Jagex, over the last 12 months we have moved into 3rd party publishing, launched our first iPhone games and continued to grow and develop RuneScape so it is fantastic to cap it off by winning such a prestigious award.”

Jagex beat off competition from Codemasters, EA Bright Light, Lionhead, Media Molecule, Rare, Rockstar North, Rocksteady Studios, SCE London Studio and Team 17 to win the Golden Joystick following a record breaking public vote of over 1.5 million gamers.

About the Golden Joystick Awards:

The Golden Joystick Awards are voted for by the only people whose opinions matter - the gamers themselves. Known as the‘people’s gaming awards’ a Golden Joystick is highly respected by the games industry.

The Golden Joystick Awards has been the ultimate accolade in gaming since 1982 and is now recognised as the biggest and most popular gaming awards on the planet. Gamers cast over 1.5 million votes in 2010 as the awards scooped its own accolade, being named‘World’s most popular video games awards’ by Guinness World Records for the second year in a row.

For further information, please visit http://www.goldenjoystick.com.

About Jagex– Just About the Game Experience:

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

For further information, please contact Adam Tuckwell, Jagex PR Manager on 0844 588 6607, or email adam.tuckwell@jagex.com.

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