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Phil Mansell, Jagex CEO, collects the EE Mobile Game of the Year award for 'Old School Runescape'
Phil Mansell, Jagex CEO, collects the EE Mobile Game of the Year award for 'Old School Runescape'

Old School Runescape has won the EE Mobile Games of the Year at the 2019 BAFTA Games Awards.

Jagex launched the title on iOS and Android in October 2018, and won the award in a public vote which included competition from five other mobile games, including Fortnite, Pokémon Go, and Clash Royale. Since its launch on mobile, the game has been downloaded and installed on 6.4 million devices.

The massively multiplayer online role-playing game (MMORPG), part of the $1bn Runescape franchise, features full cross-platform gameplay across PC and mobile devices. As with all Runescape activity, it is uniquely driven forward by its passionate global community, moderated and enhanced at Jagex’s Cambridge Science Park premises.

Old School Runescape on mobile
Old School Runescape on mobile

Phil Mansell, Jagex’s chief executive, said: “This is astounding recognition by our players of all the great work and effort invested in bringing Old School RuneScape to mobile and making it a great British success story, and we want to say thank you to everybody who voted for us – it is very, very humbling.

“Since we launched on mobile just a few months ago, we have seen players return to Old School in their droves, with nearly six and a half million installs and a resurgence of membership over the Christmas and new year period that broke all records for the franchise. We’re looking forward to bringing new adventures to Old School RuneScape over the coming years, as well launching RuneScape on mobile devices in the months ahead.”

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