Rune Scape is a fantasy MMORPG developed and published by Jagex, released originally in January 2001.
Rune Scape can be used as a graphical browser game implemented on the client-side in Java, and incorporates 3D rendering.
As the game's popularity grew, the game engine was rewritten, and its beta was opened to paying players on 1 December 2003 under the name Rune Scape 2, and officially released on 29 March 2004.
Players set their own goals and objectives as they play the game.
The 27 skills in Rune Scape enable players to perform various activities within the game, allowing for interaction with NPCs, the environment and other players.
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 another of its maker's websites, Fun Orb, Armies of Gielinor, Players are represented in the game with customisable avatars.