SAN FRANCISCO and SANTA CLARA, Calif. - November 16, 2009 - Frogster America, Inc. and PlaySpan, the global leader in monetization solutions for online games, virtual worlds, and social networks, today announced that Runes of Magic pre-paid branded game cards are now available at 7-Eleven stores nationwide. PlaySpan’s Ultimate Game Card, enables players to purchase Diamonds, the virtual currency for Runes of Magic. In addition, the millions of Runes of Magic fans can purchase Diamonds online in the PlaySpan Marketplace at: www.playspan.com.
With more than 7,800 7-Eleven stores in the United States, players of Runes of Magic will have even more options to pay for items to enhance their experience. The Runes of Magic game cards available in 7-Eleven and Target combined with Ultimate Game Card’s extensive distribution increases the number of retail locations to over 46,000.
“With the number of locations to purchase pre-paid cards for our in-game currency, Diamonds, growing rapidly, we’re achieving our goal of making it easy to participate and take advantage of the paid enhancements Runes of Magic offers,” said Lars Koschin, CEO of Frogster America, Inc. “7-Eleven is core to our player demographic, and it’s now easy to pick up your Ultimate Game Card while grabbing your Big Gulp or Slurpee.”
“Frogster has a fast growing game, and we’re the best partner for popular free-to-play titles like Runes of Magic that require national distribution and availability for their in-game currencies,” said Eric Hartness, Chief Marketing Officer of PlaySpan. “The PlaySpan Marketplace and Ultimate Game Card will enable many more gamers to easily pay and experience the premium content Runes of Magic provides.”
Runes of Magic Game Cards come in $10 and $25 increments and can be used in the game’s Diamond shop to purchase mounts or in-game enhancements. Frogster continues to look for additional ways to support the community with alternative payment methods, survey credits, and other opportunities that open up the game’s paid enhancements to the free user base.
About Runes of Magic
Runes of Magic is an award-winning fantasy based MMORPG setting a new standard for feature rich free-to-play titles. With more than two million registrations, and thousands of new players joining every day, Runes of Magic has already established itself as a popular and compelling "must play" MMORPG since its launch in March of this year. Runes of Magic players create versatile duel class characters and upgrade them with rich, dynamic and truly unique customization features in an ever evolving world.
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