RuneScape’s creator launches portal for Web games

Community and web-based gaming were two of the biggest buzz words at this year’s GDC, so we weren’t surprised to learn that Jagex, the company behind the RuneScape virtual world, has just launched the FunOrb Games portal. The site offers a variety of games that can be played in a Web browser thus bypassing long download times. Many of the games are free to play, but for a small monthly fee ($3) players unlock additional game levels, achievements and community features.

Production company Endemol is also getting in on the action, developing Web games based on TV game shows Deal or No Deal and 1 Vs. 100.

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