Wednesday, May 9, 2007

Runescape's Innovative Use of Telco Billing

Runescape Hits 1MIll Subscribers! Congrats! Their payment partner portfolio is innovative and includes;

WorldPay - "an important part of The Royal Bank of Scotland Group, the 5th largest banking group in the world, and is used by thousands of businesses worldwide.
PayByCash - "PayByCash has been a major online payment systems provider to the computer games industry since 1998. They provide various payment options and have a dedicated customer support team who will answer any questions you may have."
Legion Interactive - "Legion Interactive is Australia’s leading premium rate service provider, enabling RuneScape players to pay for their membership via telephone."
Surfpin - Surfpin allows players to instantly and securely purchase RuneScape membership via their mobile phone (PayBySMS) and their landline (PayByPhone).
PayBySMS is currently available in the United Kingdom and United States. PayByPhone is available in the United Kingdom, United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and Germany.

And from the Runescape Team on the milestone: May 9, 2007 "RuneScape Pay-To-Play Hits 1 Million Subscibers"

It’s true... RuneScape has surpassed the Million Member milestone!!! It has been amazing to witness the growth of such a diverse and varied community of people. To have over a million individuals enjoying the members’ game for all kinds of different reasons is both hugely humbling and gratifying. It tells us our efforts are appreciated and we have you, the players, to thank for your support.

We are excited by the challenge to continue to develop the game so it simply becomes better and better. Five years on and we are more passionate about RuneScape than ever. We’ve come a really long way and whether you’ve been with us from the very start, or if you’re fairly new, the incredible impact you have all had has helped shape the game into what you see today. As the world of RuneScape has grown, so has our desire to make it an even bigger, better and more entertaining experience. We are always looking to bring fresh new ideas to the game, and RuneScape’s development continues at full swing. We already have some very exciting development plans for 2007 and beyond! Thanks again for your support. Here’s to the future and the many adventures still to come!

Andrew, Paul, Constant and the whole team For more information please visit

Monday, May 7, 2007

Danal's MPS Service

Cool demo from Danal on MPS, the best solution for online micropayments in Korea, which allows people to charge any online transaction to their cell phone bills. It’s been proven to dramatically increase transactions online, and it’s a big reason why digital contents have exploded in countries like South Korea, where 70% of all digital contents are transacted through MPS! Please click below for a video demonstration. -