To learn more about Jagex's publishing This Means Warp OSRS Gold, we asked Outlier Games' founders Paul Froggatt and Matt Rathbun and Lead Product Management for Jagex Robert Fox-Galassi for their thoughts on this new partnership. Much like many indie developers our start in the games industry came from tinkering with game concepts and codes over a long time before finally creating something we could play!
I've got 10 years' experience working at Google before I decided that I wanted to pursue gaming full-time. Matt's work spans the construction of Hollywood computer systems on film sets, as well as stints in South Korean esports and mobile game development. We couldn't be more thrilled to share the progress we've made by launching This Means Warp.
Many video games have given an ambitious developer the idea to create their own. It's very rare to find a derivative work picked up by the company behind the original game.
This was the case with Brendan Malcolm, the one-man team from Australian developers Games By Malcs, whose idle RPG Melvor Idle has been published by Jagex the company that developed RuneScape the title which was the primary inspiration behind his own initiative.
Melvor Idle strips away the 3D graphics and environments of RuneScape and other similar MMOs and distills it down to a menu-based idle game which lets players manage their skills, inventory and quests. Engaging in combat with a winning streak earns players XP as well as loot that can then be invested into whichever level of skill tree or upgrade players prefer, and the same activities, such as woodcutting or crafting can yield rewards of their own.
Malcolm has played RuneScape since he was a child, and has also played many of the leading idle games, such as Clicker Heroes, Cookie Clicker and NGU Idle Cheap RuneScape Gold. While he was a fan However, he thought the genre had the potential to do something else that was pleasing in a similar manner as Jagex's most popular RPG.