Old School RuneScape or OSRS is basically an MMORPG, which stands for a Massively Multiplayer Online Role-playing Online MMORPG. The game was first launched in February 2013 by Jagex who developed and published it. However, when it first launched, it was actually the August 2007 version of RuneScape.
Since then, the OSRS has received varying doses of tweaks and tweaks. This led to improvements to the engine, while also providing new content and quality of life updates over the years based on user feedback. The game hit the mobile scene even more, with Android and iOS apps released in October 2018.
The game is relatively simple but exciting. The main interaction method is point and click. You have several options, such as interacting with NCPs, objects and entities by clicking the left mouse button. The right-click option allows you to choose from several options and so on.
There are also several modes in which the game can be played. For example, there is an Ironman mode in which players cannot enter into financial transactions with other players. In other words, the basic requirement of the Ironman mode is that players must be independent in all respects.
The rules are so strict that players cannot even pick up items that others have left or sold to stores. All of this made this particular mode a single player affair as you have to create your own arrangements. That said, players can still communicate with others through the in-game chat feature.
In any case, all of the above has resulted in the Ironman mode being considered the most difficult version of the game. As if that wasn't enough, there's also an Ultimate Ironman mode where players don't have access to in-game banks. There is also the Hardcore Ironman mode where a player's death turns the account into normal Ironman mode.
Then there is Deadman Mode, which can be considered a separate Old School RuneScape avatar. Launched in October 2015, Deadman is an open-world mode that pits players against other players. In this game, you kill other players to get keys that allow you to access the chest containing everything the dead player has collected, and so on.
The players who kill others are marked as skull players and are targeted by NPCs as they attempt to enter cities marked as safe. Players with skulls also have their keys visible to others, which in turn marks them as targets where others can kill them. Overall, like the Ironman mode, Deadman mode has proven extremely popular with players.
Other versions of the game that have emerged over the years include Old School RuneScape Gold, where players must exchange real money to purchase tickets. These coupons can then be used to earn bigger rewards. Players can exchange coupons won this way for real money, which is returned to the bank, making everything completely safe and legal.
The game arrived on the Windows platform with macOS and Linux in February 2013. Previously, the game was only available to those with a valid subscription, but a free version was also released later in February 2015. only allows players to access certain parts of the game.
The game became immensely popular despite a small development team working on it compared to the live version of RuneScape. The developers also pay attention to the fairly regular release of updates and fixes, and most of the changes made are based on user feedback. Thanks to this, all changes made to the game are carried out in a democratic way.
All of this should also explain the game that will win the EE Mobile Game of the Year award. It was during the 15th edition of the British Academy Games Awards. In addition, it also won the "Best Mobile Game" at the Develop: Star Awards. That's not all, as the game was also nominated for the "Heritage" and "Best Role-Playing Game" awards at The Independent Game Developers 'Developers' Association Awards 2018 and 2019.