Jagex are a video game development company based on the Science Park in Cambridge, UK.
Best known as the developers and pulishers of the Runescape and Old School Runescape online games, their name is a shortening of Java Gaming Experts.
Founded in 1999 by brothers by brothers Andrew and Paul Gower, as a software company producing high quality Java games for webpages.
Not soon after forming the company were working on the game Runescape, which was released early in 2001, by the end of the year the company took on it's current form with Constant Tedder as CEO.
Runescape was a runaway success, in only a year over a million free accounts had been registered, revenue was initially raised by ingame advertisements, but the DotCom bubble meant that fewer advertisers were able to sign with the company.
A pay to play version of the game was released in 2002, which signed up 5,000 subscribers in the first week alone. It was soon one of the largest Java games in the world at that time.
Using Java up to 2010, the company released War of Legends, which was a Flash based game, from then on the name was said to stand for Just About the Game Experience.
By 2007 Runescape had over six million paid subscribers, and since 2003 had grown from 29 employees to over 500, this year Geoff Iddison was installed as CEO, formerly the CEO of Paypal EU.
The company is well known for it's many donations to charity, donating over £150,000 to charities in 2011 alone.
In 2013, the well of goodwill was added to Runescape, which allowed players to donate in game gifts or wealth to charity.
Other charities to benefit have been SpecialEffect, a charity geared towards making games accessible to children with disabilities.
In 2014 also in Runescape, the poaching of Rhinos was highlighted by adding Rhino pets, and the introduction of trivia questions, partnering with United for Wildlife.
Also that year the Well of Goodwill was re-opened to support Able Gamers, DonateGames and Young Minds.
Games published by Jagex to date are: