Runescape developer Jagex's publishing wing has picked up a promising Indie
Runescape developer Jagex's publishing wing has picked up a promising Indie release under their Jagex Partners label OSRS Gold, making Melvor Idle an independent no longer. The idler game, which is similar to games such as Clicker Heroes or Idle Champions of the Forgotten Realms, released on Steam last year and wears its influences from Jagex's top game Runescape very proudly.
Melvor Idle is a detailed multi-track idle video game that attempts to redefine "the most fundamental components to the RuneScape franchise in a way that they could be enjoyed casually," says the publisher. It's a fairly loaded with features idle game which has plenty of options for crafting and grow, aswell having a focus on not having prestige mechanics requiring a game restart.
Jagex was reportedly aware of the project at the beginning of 2020, and a lot of its employees were a fan of the project after the officially Steam launch in the month of October that year. As you'd expect, the developer is pretty satisfied to have a connection with the developers of one of their top games. "Being working with Jagex for this project directly project has been an amazing dream come true," said Brendan Malcolm the sole developer of Melvor Idle studio Games by Malcs.
Malcolm posted a long interview to his game's Reddit community, stressing that he'd keep complete creative control moving forward as well as stating that Melvor Idle's single-purchase monetization model wouldn't change. Jagex has stated that it did not have "no desire" to make any changes to Melvor Idle. The publishing agreement will include Jagex as the sole provider of localisation, marketing, technical support and QA for Melvor Idle.
You can play Melvor Idle for free via its official website and then buy it on Steam. I've played it when I'm writing this tale and I am already very proficient at chopping down trees. It's a great time be a Old School RuneScape player at the moment because players can now join the Shattered Relics league is now live! This is a brand-new and challenging game mode that players can take on osrs power leveling, with Ironman rules that stop players from trading or engaging in PvP.