RuneScape is a fantasy mmorpg released in 2001 by Jagex. It is a graphical browser game implemented on the client-side in Java, and incorporates 3D Rendering. The game has approximately 10 million active accounts,
and is recognised by the Guinness World Records as the world's
most popular free MMORPG.
RuneScape takes place in the world of Gielinor, a medieval
fantasy realm divided into several different kingdoms, regions, and
Players can travel throughout Gielinor on foot, through use of magical teleportation spells and
devices, and via numerous other methods, such as charter ships.
Each region offers different types of monsters, resources, and quests
to challenge players. The game's fictional universe has also been explored through a tie-in
video game on its maker's other site, FunOrb,
Armies of Gielinor,
and a novel,
Betrayal at Falador.