Podcast: How OldSchool Runescape has turned into a success story

Most of us will fondly remember Runescape from out childhood, but most of us don’t realise that it’s still running. After a slump in members, Jagex is bouncing back with their release of OldSchool Runescape, recapturing a player-base that most would assume was lost. I met up with my good friend and long time player Ellis Kay to talk about the direction of the game … Continue reading Podcast: How OldSchool Runescape has turned into a success story

Runescape: How turning back the clock can be a method for success

One of the hardest things to do in the gaming industry it not only to appear fresh but to stay relevant. This was the issue that the MMORPG Runescape was facing in 2012, 11 years after the game’s original inception.  Developers must tread a fine line when bring innovation to a game, especially one ad old and with a dedicated fan-base such a Runescape; a … Continue reading Runescape: How turning back the clock can be a method for success

Gold rush: what games can teach us about economics

Economics is defined in the Oxford English Dictionary as ‘The branch of knowledge concerned with the production, consumption and transfer of wealth’, all of this is still true when you delve into the virtual economy of video games. Specifically, the games we will be talking about are MMORPG’s, as the vast network of players is what generates and props up the economies used in their … Continue reading Gold rush: what games can teach us about economics