Press release



Old School goes prehistoric with the launch of a new landmass filled with fossils, lava flows, and secrets millions of years old.

Thursday 7th September 2017, Cambridge, UK – Set sail for the high seas and embark on an adventure millions of years in the making: Old School RuneScape has today discovered the ancient shores of Fossil Island, a new area exclusive to the nostalgic MMORPG. Something for adventurers of all levels from across Gielinor, Fossil Island takes players to the long-teased, prehistoric land to uncover the remains of ancient creatures from Old School’s primordial past.

In addition to a new quest that takes them to the island itself (but not before they help build a barge to sail across the sea) players will encounter the forgotten, skeletal Wyverns; take advantage of new skilling opportunities; and unearth the fossilised remains of creatures from Gielinor’s prehistory. The launch of Fossil Island will also see the museum in Varrock expanded, so players can display the remains of the multitude of prehistoric creatures that once inhabited Fossil Island to the rest of the inhabitants.

Fossil Island has been something of a myth in RuneScape and the community for a long time,” said Mathew Kemp, senior product manager, Old School RuneScape. “The first design documents were drafted more than a decade ago, so we were really pleased the Old School RuneScape community voted so overwhelmingly and backed its development and release into the game.”

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Established in 2001, Jagex today stands as a key game developer and publisher and is the home to the iconic online role-playing game, RuneScape. RuneScape has welcomed over 250 million players to its world and more than two million of them play every month, while millions more watch avidly through social channels. In addition to RuneScape, Jagex has developed new RuneScape-branded games as it enters additional genres, including the authentically vintage edition, Old School RuneScape. Jagex employs over 320 people at its Cambridge headquarters. In 2016 Jagex became part of Fukong Interactive Entertainment, a global games group publicly listed in China. Career information can be found at
About Old School RuneScape
Old School RuneScape is the industry-leading collaboration between players and developers. Launched in 2013, it embraces its nostalgic heritage and offers an authentic and honest experience in which the players control the direction of the game in continuous democratic polls. The highly challenging gameplay elements have given Old School RuneScape a unique position within the field of competitive gaming.  Become part of the cult:

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