About Jagex Games and Software

The advent of the computer has introduced a widespread revolution in the world. Computers can be used for many things and among them gaming is one of the most popular and lucrative features of a computer. Computer games which started out as being made primarily for recreational purposes have undergone a considerable change. Gaming has been turned into a huge industry and this industry is one of the most lucrative and a highly productive one. The internet has also played a stellar part in furthering the popularity of games and gaming. Internet gaming or online gaming is widely popular now and some games like world of Warcraft and Runescape are madly popular all over the world.

Runescape can be said to be one of the most popular and successful online game ever. Runescape ranks a close second behind the hugely popular World of Warcraft from game developers Blizzard. Runescape is a game which has found immense acceptance in internet or online gaming circles and the architects of this game deserve a lot of credit for making this game such an attractive and engaging option. Runescape has been developed by Jagex and this company is based in the United Kingdom. Jagex was founded by brothers Andrew and Paul Gower and this company started out humbly by making Java games for internet web pages and these games were developed with a high degree of precision and most of these games found a moderate amount of success.

Jagex stands for Java games experts as defined by Paul Gower. Jagex tasted success with the introduction of their game which is titled Runescape in 2001. Runescape is an online multiplayer game in which a player has to manage a single individual character and build and develop this character through a series of missions, tasks and quests. Runescape became widely successful for its precise development and also its relatively uncomplicated structure. Jagex introduced Runescape as a free online game and had about a million free players and users. February 2002 brought the introduction of the paid game where users could subscribe to be players for a monthly fee of 5 dollars.

This paid version also coincided with the launch of the new and improved Beta version and gained instant and wholesome popularity all over the world. At present Runescape is a virtual universe of gamers with around 90 million free users and players and a very healthy one million paid users. The popularity of Runescape has been worldwide and has also been very lucrative for Jagex with both the brothers being catapulted into the United Kingdom top 100 rich list and Jagex is just going from strength to strength. Jagex and Runescape have found so much popularity that a German version of Runescape is available and 140 servers of Runescape are active all over the world. Jagex was also ranked in the list of being one of the top 100 countries to work for and the only thing that we can say after all these impressive achievements is that the future of online gaming and the future of Jagex looks unquestionably great and has a whole lot of potential left in it.