Best International PC game of 2009: Runes of Magic

RunesofMagic_SnowflakeFestival_01Runes of Magic, the free-to-play MMORPG by Taiwanese developer Runewaker, was awarded “Best International PC Game of 2009″ at this year’s German Game Developer Award. What’s more, publisher Frogster has also announced that Runewaker Entertainment has over 2.5 million registered players in the USA, Europe, and Korea.

To celebrate the day and as a thank-you to its players, Frogster is giving every player with a character that reached level 11 at least 100 Rubies which will be automatically credited to players’ accounts in the course of the day.

Runes of Magic has attracted over two million registered users, making it one of the most successful MMORPGs in the free-to-play market.

While Runes of Magic only has two races (Humans and Elves), it has many features that set the game on top of other MMORPGs in the free-to-play category. Its dual class system for instance which allows players to combine one of the eight primary classes with a secondary class, resulting in a very interesting and deep customization experience. Each class combination creates its own unique and powerful elite skill, which further enrich the game-play experience.

RunesofMagic_SnowflakeFestival_04Players can furnish their own unique virtual home, and guilds can build their own guild castles, in addition to the in-depth crafting and reputation systems, PvP, and challenging dungeons round-out the award-winning title.

As if this weren’t enough, the holiday season sees a host of holiday events introduced into Runes of Magic.

In mid-December, the “Snowflake Festival” will launch, giving the world a more festive look. Daily quests will be released, which players can play for gifts. Festive furniture and extras (like Christmas tree seeds), will be available for players to use to decorate their in-game houses.

The “Creative Christmas Contest” will also jump into swing, rewarding players who submit the most creative photo submissions.

Also, each day leading up to Christmas will reveal an exclusive artwork, screenshot or photo on the advent calender.

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