Jagex Games Studio Clicks with AdVenture Capitalist Creators Hyper Hippo for RuneScape: Idle Adventures

CAMBRIDGE, England–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Have a glorious RuneScape-themed adventure in just a few moments each day

· New RuneScape-themed idle game coming soon to desktop, mobile and
tablet.

· RuneScape: Idle Adventures to bring questing to idle adventurers.

· Assets available from https://jagex.box.com/runescapeat15

Hyper Hippo, the fun-time developers of the wildly popular capitalism
simulator AdVenture Capitalist, and Jagex Games Studio, creators and
custodians of RuneScape, the multi-award winning fantasy online
adventure RPG celebrating its 15th anniversary this year, today
announced a partnership that will see the creation of RuneScape: Idle
Adventures. This multi-platform game will deliver a miniature RPG
experience unlike any other, one that enables players to enjoy a
RuneScape-themed adventure in just a few moments each day – anywhere,
anytime.

Now in development at Hyper Hippo’s 25-strong studio in British
Columbia, Canada, RuneScape: Idle Adventures is due to arrive this
spring on Steam with mobile editions to follow. RuneScape: Idle
Adventures marks the first time Jagex has worked with an external
development partner to produce a new RuneScape-themed title.

In RuneScape: Idle Adventures players take on the role of a magnificent
new RuneScape hero who sets out to nurture the world through noble
efforts, including nothing less than fishing and growing cabbage.
Players can look forward to the joys of RuneScape questing and monster
fighting seen through a very different pair of eyes, dealing with
beloved characters and mortal enemies alike. The game builds on the
magic found in AdVenture Capitalist, where players with little time
enjoy the many benefits of playing a game that plays itself.

With RuneScape: Idle Adventures, Hyper Hippo brings its hugely popular
game design style to RuneScape’s fantasy world. The team’s most notable
title, AdVenture Capitalist – the game that puts the fun in hedge fund,
is a long-reigning top game by player count on Steam and is featured
regularly on mobile stores with over 10 million downloads to date.

Said Lance Priebe, CEO, at Hyper Hippo:

“We’re huge fans of RuneScape and have great respect for its lore and
heritage. By working closely together with the amazing storytellers at
Jagex, we believe Runescape: Idle Adventures brings a depth to idle
games that will be a game changer.”

Said Phil Mansell, VP of RuneScape, at Jagex Games Studio:

“The emerging idle genre is starting to make a real impact, with novel
gameplay experiences propelling idle games into the Steam and mobile top
charts. We think there are lots more innovative experiences to come,
especially when blending narrative and RPG aspects with idle gameplay.”

“We love giving gamers the opportunity to have adventures with RuneScape
in unexpected ways and idle gaming is an ideal way to deliver this. To
take it there we needed to work with the best – the makers of the
breakout success Adventure Capitalist. Our partnership with Hyper Hippo
will make for a surprising mash-up of RuneScape’s lore, characters and
realms and idle gaming.”

The collaboration between Jagex Games Studio and Hyper Hippo was
announced as RuneScape celebrates its 15th year of creating adventures
for its millions of players. RuneScape: Idle Adventures joins Jagex’s
epic strategy card game, Chronicle: RuneScape Legends currently in beta,
as a further RuneScape-themed title that extends the world of RuneScape
gaming.

RuneScape: Idle Adventures is heading to PC Steam this spring with
mobile and tablet editions to follow. Gamers can follow the latest
updates on the game by following @rsidleadv

About Jagex

Starting in 2001 with their flagship free-to-play adventure game,
RuneScape, Jagex has created a long-standing reputation for crafting the
world’s best online games services. Today they stand as the UK’s largest
independent games developers and publishers. Jagex prides itself on
developing and publishing hugely popular, accessible, free-to-play
online games for millions of players globally. For more information
please visit www.Jagex.com.

About Hyper Hippo

Hyper Hippo creates virtual worlds and video games that are played by
millions of fans around the world. Founded in 2012 by the creator of
Club Penguin, Hyper Hippo builds games that are available on mobile,
Steam and soon on major consoles. Based in beautiful British Columbia,
Hyper Hippo brings together an exceptional team that is constantly
innovating and exploring new ideas in game design. Major titles for
Hyper Hippo include Adventure Capitalist – the world’s greatest
capitalism simulator.

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Contacts

Jagex Games Studio
Rich Eddy, Jon Wilcox
Email: Press@Jagex.com
Tel:
+ 44 (0) 844 588 6639
or
Hyper Hippo Productions
Lance
Priebe
info@hyperhippo.ca
or
(US
Media) Bender/Helper Impact
Kate Lollar
Jagex@BHimpact.com