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Runes of Magic (RoM) is a massively multiplayer online role-playing game (MMORPG) developed by the Taiwanese developer Runewaker Entertainment and adapted for the English and German-speaking market by German company Frogster Interactive. Frogster has also opened servers for France, Spain, Poland, Italy, and Australia as well as servers dedicated to the European Union. After going through an open beta phase, the game was launched on March 19, 2009, and Chapter II – The Elven Prophecy was launched on September 15, 2009. The next chapter, Chapter III – The Elder Kingdoms, started April 22, 2010, however all of Chapter III did not become available until August 11, 2010. Chapter IV - Lands of Despair, was released June 16, 2011. The latest Chapter, Chapter V - Fires of Shadowforge, was released on June 12, 2012. The game client is free to download, and no monthly subscription fee is required because the service is funded by real money transactions (RMT) in the Runes of Magic Item Shop.[3]

Runes of Magic
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Developer(s) Runewaker Entertainment
Publisher(s) Gameforge, Runewaker Entertainment
Platform(s) Microsoft Windows

United States March 19, 2009

Taiwan October 22, 2009
Genre(s) Fantasy, MMORPG
Mode(s) Multiplayer online



Aggregate scores
Review scores
Eurogamer6 out of 10[4]
GameSpot7.7 out of 10[4]
GamesRadar+5 out of 10[6]
GameTrailers8.2 out of 10[7]
IGN7.9 out of 10[4]
PC Gamer (UK)48%[4]
PC Zone50%[4]
VideoGamer.com7 out of 10[8]


Runes of Magic won the German Game Developer Award for Best International PC Game of 2009.[9] It also won nine awards in Massively's Reader's Choice and Staff Choice Awards in that same year,[10] In 2010, Runes of Magic was awarded for the second year in a row the German Game Developers Award for Best Online Game of 2010.[11]


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