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Thursday, January 13, 2011

Runes of Magic revenue to provide Queensland with flood relief

For those who haven't been following the news, a tragic, large-scale flood has devistated Queensland in Australia and destroyed thousands of businesses and homes, and claimed a number of lives.

It's good to see the gaming community doing its bit to help alleviate the tragedy. Queensland based developer and publisher, N3V Games, has promised to donate a full 50 per cent of revenue from in-game sales on its free-to-play MMO, Runes of Magic.

The charity event starts 12am, January 15 and finishes midnight, January 23.

You can read the full press release below, but if there is any time to splash out and buy a few upgrades for your character, now is the time. Queensland needs it.

The press release:

Queensland based game developer and publisher, N3V Games has announced that they will be donating 50% of revenues for each purchase that players make on special in-game items for their free to play online game Runes of Magic.

The special charity event kicks off at 12am, Saturday January 15 and finishes at midnight on Sunday January 23rd.

Players of Runes of Magic can do their bit to help the victims of the flood by buying the Star Mount (permanent) or Flame Mount (permanent) for their in-game character. The mounts cost 225 diamonds (~$12) and N3V Games will donate 50% of all revenues for each mount sold to the Queensland Premiers Flood Relief Appeal.

N3V Games CEO Graham Edelsten stressed that these events have hit close to home and that N3V wanted to do their bit to help - "As a Queensland company we have many guys living in Brisbane who have been affected by the floods. This charity event is our way of showing our support for all of those affected by these unfortunate events."

For more information on the fundraising campaign visit: www.runesofmagic.com.au and www.qld.gov.au/floods/.
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