20 years of magic in 224 pages, available in bookstores, comic shops, and online on November 11th.
November 10th 2021, Cambridge, UK – The story of RuneScape and how it became one of the world’s longest-running games since its launch in 2001 will be revealed in full tomorrow, November 11th, as Dark Horse Books and Jagex publish ‘RuneScape: The First 20 Years – An Illustrated History’ as a lavishly illustrated, full-colour, hardcover book.
Delivering an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at the iconic online fantasy RPG as it celebrates its 20th anniversary year, ‘RuneScape: The First 20 Years’ charts the history and art of the game’s world of Gielinor.
Through the book’s 224 pages, it explores the detailed tapestry of RuneScape and sister-title Old School RuneScape through exclusive interviews with the designers and developers alongside hundreds of full-colour illustrations spanning the entire two decades of its storied history.
Written by journalist Alex Calvin, the book covers the most significant stories behind RuneScape’s origins, the people behind it, the tale of its evolution, and where it’s going next. Its chapters include The Birth of RuneScape, The Age of Discovery, RuneScape IRL, Evolve or Go Home, Old School Cool, The Sixth Age of RuneScape, and The Next 20 Years.
Phil Mansell, CEO, Jagex, said:
“RuneScape’s 20th anniversary highlights that there’s something truly magical about itsworld, its gameplay, its players, and the people who bring it to life and ‘RuneScape: The First 20 Years’, is the story of that magic. Together with Dark Horse Books and author Alex Calvin, we’ve captured memories, adventures, stories, and friendships to tell how RuneScape and Old School RuneScape became the living games that they are today.
“RuneScape’s world of Gielinor is steeped in history, characters, lore, and inhabited by an incredible community of players who, alongside everyone at Jagex, have shared memories from the past two decades. This book is for every citizen of our shared world to enjoy.”
‘RuneScape: The First 20 Years – An Illustrated History’ will be available from all good bookstores, comic shops, and online retailers (RRP £33.99/$39.99) tomorrow, November 11th.