runewaker entertainment

Studio known primarily for Runes of Magic and Dragon’s Prophet.

The MOP Up: Catching up with Runes of Magic

It's been a while since we've checked in with Runes of Magic! So what's going on with this fantasy MMO these days? For starters,...

Battle Bards Episode 150: The great plains

It may not be the most sexy or exotic of biomes, but plains tend to pop up in pretty much every MMORPG — and...
Trash pandas.

The MOP Up: H1Z1’s huge PlayStation 4 update

Do you remember when H1Z1 used to be about surviving the zombie apocalypse? Yeah, me neither. In any case, gear up and slide behind...

10-year-old Runes of Magic’s crafting festival has begun

Runes of Magic had admittedly fallen way off my radar over the last while, right up until our own MMO Cartographer dipped back into...

MMO Cartographer: Visiting Runes of Magic for its 10th anniversary

Runes of Magic turned 10 earlier this year, and when I saw a 10-year-old screenshot come up in my Facebook memories, I felt as...

Runes of Magic sings you a song of a music festival

Returning to a former MMO may be like picking up an old song and learning the notes all over again. Maybe you haven't set...

Battle Bards Episode 142: Sunrise, sunset

In MMORPGs across the world, days are beginning and days are ending — and with them come the catharsis of the sunrise and sunset....

AQ3D’s 8bit NES Kickstarter is not a joke – it’s ‘the hottest game from 1985… created in 2019!’

Gonna be honest, when MJ linked this Kickstarter to me, I actually went straight to the April Fools' Day roundup and added it. I...

Guardians of Ember kicks off its do-over open beta with more localization support

No, your mind isn't slipping and the Matrix is not glitching; Guardians of Ember has just gone into open beta. Again. You might recall...

Runes of Magic celebrates its 10th anniversary with in-game events and exclusive gifts

A week from today, free-to-play fantasy MMO Runes of Magic will be celebrating its 10th anniversary, and the folks at Runewaker Entertainment and Gameforge...

Guardians of Ember looks for a second chance as it starts closed beta testing

Will the second time around prove more successful than the first? That's what Gameforge is hoping with Guardians of Ember. You may recall this action-RPG...

Leaderboard: What’s the most vulnerable Daybreak MMO in 2019?

Way back in 2015, not long after the SOE game purge and Daybreak transition that laid off a huge number of developers, we began...

Runes of Magic unleashes the Snowflake Festival, new zone, and new multi-mode instance

Yes, Runes of Magic is still around, and in fact, it's still getting updates, including the one that's rolled out this week. The star of...

The MOP Up: TERA’s Valkyrie goes to console while Vainglory comes to PC

No matter what platform you're on, there's good stuff coming your way! TERA's Valkyrie update is finally making the jump to Xbox One and...

The Game Archaeologist: Castle Infinity, the MMO that was literally rescued from a dumpster

In the grand history of MMORPGs, kids games seem to have it rougher than most. Developers have had a hard time cracking into that...
I'm definitely an elf!

Perfect Ten: MMOs that aimed at the future… and missed

The future is a weird place. It's similar to the present, but it has a very different outlook on the world, and it wants...

Runes of Magic gets a new lease on life with Steam

Yes, it's still running. And yes, it's now on Steam. Runes of Magic used to thrive by its slavish copy of World of Warcraft's format...

Runewaker’s Guardians of Ember is getting a relaunch in the west thanks to Gameforge

It's been a weird 2018 for Guardians of Ember. Back in February, Valve booted its publisher, Insel Games, off Steam, citing review manipulation in...
Service service

Runes of Magic heads to Steam this month

At this point in MMORPG history, it might be hard to find titles that aren't on Steam already. Late to the Valve party, however,...

Perfect Ten: Best MMO debuts by year, 2007-2017

Continuing from my previous column, I'm going to be running through the second decade of graphical MMORPG launches and picking the best title to...