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Melvor Idle is a casual RPG inspired by RuneScape that will be published by Jagex

Melvor Idle is a casual RPG inspired by RuneScape that will be published by Jagex

Jagex, the publisher and developer of the RuneScape Franchise, has announced they will be working with indie developer Brendon Malcolm to publish Melvor Idle for iOS, Android and PC. The idle RPG, which is currently in Early Access, draws inspiration from RuneScape but distils its mechanics into something that can be enjoyed more casually.

Jagex became aware of the game in 2020 and was impressed with what it had to offer. So, they wanted to work with Malcolm to support Melvor Idle's ongoing development and make other RuneScape players aware of its existence. While it is currently still in Early Access, a full release is expected in November.

Discussing the opportunity to work with Jagex, Brendan Malcolm, founder and creator of Melvor Idle, said: “Being able to work with Jagex directly on this has been a dream come true. I never would have imagined when I started development on Melvor Idle back in 2018 that I would eventually receive the support of the very studio that inspired me in the first place.

He added: “The support this partnership has provided me will not only enable me to reach even more players with Melvor Idle, but will help me really establish Games by Malcs as an up-and-coming studio with an office in Perth, Australia. I can’t wait to work with Jagex on making Melvor Idle an even bigger success than I had hoped for.”

Melvor Idle is available now over on the App Store and Google Play in Early Access. It is a free-to-play game with a single in-app purchase that removes adverts for $9.99. It is also available on Steam if you'd rather play it on your PC. The game is set to be fully released sometime in November.

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