Jagex shutters Chronicles: RuneScape Legends, Ace of Spades, and its FunOrb portal

    
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The developer Jagex is best known for various versions of RuneScape and shuttering any project that isn’t RuneScape. Ace of Spades is shutting down in July, its FunOrb game portal is shutting down sometime over the next three months, and even Chronicles: RuneScape Legends is being quietly taken down in August. In all three cases, a lack of development resources to address technical errors has been cited for the reason for taking down the games.

There are, however, abundant technical development resources for running the beta for Old School RuneScape‘s mobile version, so that’s still happening with the new always-on Android version. The core of having it always on is just what it sounds like; players can expect the servers to remain on and available at all times, rather than setting a firm end date for the beta testing. If all goes well, more players will be invited over time. So you could theoretically play one version in your phone and one version on the computer, if you really needed to do that for some reason.

Source: Gamasutra, Steam, Reddit, Official Site; thanks to Elio and James for the tips!
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Eamil

That’s a shame. I personally can’t afford to get into CCGs, but Chronicles looked like an interesting take on the genre.

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Yeah, Chronicle was surprisingly unique (even for me who never played Runescape). It felt much more like a deckbuilder board game, unlike the dozens of clones that Hearthstone spawned. I still haven’t seen anything like it. RIP :(

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Minimalistway

Ace of Spades, first time to read about it, the concept seems fun, and how i hear about FunOrb for the first time?! this is something i’m sure i’ll love, i used to visit Jay is Games in the era of flash games, it was fun to see all kind of games from creative people around the world.

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FunOrb closing will be an end of an era, I still remember it opening up when I was a kid, I thought it was really neat at the time, but they’ve left it in maintenance mode for years.

A good recap of its history can be found here

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Minimalistway

Thank you for the video, i feel sorry for the guy, he was hopeful Jagex won’t close the website.