How a Developer Nearly Killed Its Own Game

by Andrew Faigal, Shihab Mian, Niall McCrossan, Daniel Rosen 3 months ago

If you’ve paid attention to Twitch lately, you might be asking: why are so many people watching Old School RuneScape?

This 20-year-old MMO is one of most popular games on the internet, pulling in thousands of viewers on a daily basis.

But RuneScape has a sequel. RuneScape 3 might be eight years old, but it’s a lot more recent and way less ugly than the game you see all the time.

So, how did a 20 year old game outlive its own sequel to become a pillar of Twitch? Simple -- RuneScape’s developers nearly killed their own game.

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