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The heat is on as RuneScape announces Sizzling Summer members benefits!

Epic in-game rewards for members this August and September ensure that everyone can have a sizzling summer in RuneScape whatever the weather

Thursday 19 th July 2012, Cambridge, UK– Jagex, creators of RuneScape, the hugely popular and multi-award winning free-to-play massively multiplayer online adventure game, today announced details of its Sizzling Summer promotion for RuneScape members which is guaranteed to ensure that nobody in RuneScape will have a washed out summer.

Wherever you are in the world - its summertime in Gielinor and to help sizzle up your summer, RuneScape members will receive a host of summer benefits every day during August and September. The RuneScape sizzling summer benefits include over? 1 MILLION XP,? free daily bonus spins, exclusive cosmetic items and four of the most powerful items ever seen in RuneScape. All in all members can receive items worth more than $45!

Simon Etchells, RuneScape's Brand Director said, "I’m excited for us to be able offer this awesome set of rewards to our members. 2012 has been a big year for RuneScape and our players so it’s only fitting we give our members something more to smile about this summer. No matter what the weather, we hope this will heat up everyone's game!”

RuneScape’s Sizzling Summer is open to all players who are active members throughout August or September. During each of these summer months, Anyone who is a member for every day in August will receive 350,000 XP at the end of the month and an extra bonus spin on the Squeal of Fortune every day! Those who remain a RuneScape member throughout the whole of September will receive double the benefits, that’s 700,000XP at the end of the month and 2 extra spins on the Squeal of Fortune every single day during September.

Members will be able to enjoy all that the summer has to offer with additional XP and spins, but the benefits don’t stop there. An exclusive set of nine new avatar customisation items, including a 5-piece“Tropical Islander” outfit, extra head&cape accessories, a new character title and even a wild‘Crab Transformation Dance’ emote have been specially commissioned to ensure your avatar enjoys the summer party as much as you do.?

Finally, to cap off a sensational package of membership rewards, all members throughout the August and September will receive four of the most powerful items ever seen in RuneScape. These abilities include: Dodging Death, Emergency healing boxes, instant kill darts and remote deposit boxes. These items have been exclusively created for the sizzling summer benefits program and are only available to players who are members throughout the period.

To ensure you don’t miss out on these fantastic member benefits, join RuneScape today by visiting: www.RuneScape.com.?



About RuneScape

RuneScape is the world’s most popular free-to-play massively multiplayer online adventure game (as recognised by Guinness World Records), from multiple award-winning independent British development studio Jagex. Set in a richly detailed, medieval fantasy world, RuneScape’s traditional storytelling proudly draws its inspiration from classic role-playing games. RuneScape delivers a contemporary, innovative and original experience for millions of players across the globe every day. RuneScape offers a fully featured free-to-play game, with a popular subscription option of even greater scale and ambition, both running directly within almost any computer’s browser.

Thanks to its character-class-free skill system and elective gameplay, there are no limits to the hero players can become, no quest you cannot complete and no requirement to collaborate with others or face them in player-versus-player combat unless you so choose.? RuneScape’s distinctive role-playing style rewards players who think strategically and play smartly. Its witty, intelligent tone, finely balanced gameplay, epic questing and myriad in-world diversions combine to create a game that has earned its place as the most popular free-to-play massively multiplayer online game of all time and continues to push the boundaries of online role-playing games.

About Jagex

Jagex is a multi-award winning online games developer based in Cambridge, England. Jagex specialises in the development of high quality browser-based games with supporting platform and technology. Jagex is also the largest independent games developer and publisher in the UK.

Jagex has a long-standing reputation for creating the world's best online games and for 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.com.?

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