Players interact with each other through trading, chatting or by participating in mini-games.

The 27 skills in Rune Scape enable players to perform various activities within the game, allowing for interaction with NPCs, the environment and other players.

In a statement, the company said: “Jagex has entered into a non-exclusive, non-binding arrangement for a potential acquisition.

The negotiations surrounding the acquisition are ongoing and it remains very much business as usual for the company.” On a post on the forum of “Rune Scape,” in which players battle gods, dragons and mythical creatures in the realm of Gielinor, the company said: “Jagex’s shareholders have received offers of interest and have responded positively to an approach from a Chinese company.” It added: “Jagex is in early stage discussions with the firm in question, but we must stress that they may — or may not — materialize into anything.

Other skills allow players to kill certain NPCs, build their own houses, move around the map with greater ease, steal from various NPCs, market stalls and chests located in-game, light fires, cook their own food, create their own potions, craft runestones and weapons, plant their own plants, hunt NPC animals, raid dungeons, and summon familiars to assist in combat and training skills.

Rune Scape features a semi-real-time combat system.

Combat is an important aspect of the game, allowing players to defeat monsters to obtain dropped items or to complete quests.

A combat level is an indicator of how powerful a player or NPC is in combat.

However, should they come to fruition, it would potentially allow us access to the Asian marketplace to a high level.” Jagex said its planned launches for “NXT,” “Zeah,” “Chronicle: Rune Scape Legends,” “God Wars Dungeon 2,” and “Rune Scape: Idle Adventures” remained on track.

Rune Scape is a fantasy MMORPG developed and published by Jagex, released originally in January 2001.

Players can choose to fight non-player character (NPC) monsters, complete quests, or increase their experience in the available skills.