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What parents need to know
Parents need to know that this is a massively multiplayer online game (MMOG) in which combat is an integral part of the gameplay. Players will attack and kill monsters using magical powers, and medieval weaponry such as swords and bows. Parents need to know that the online interactions can vary widely and that there are few restrictions on what people can communicate. While Dungeon Runners is free to play at a basic level, it offers an enhanced game experience to paid subscribers.
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DUNGEON RUNNERS, a massively-multiplayer online game (MMOG) for Windows PCs, is set in a fictional medieval fantasy world with monsters and magical characters. Dungeon Runners is a role-playing game (RPG) in which the player is represented in the game world by a character of their own creation.
In Dungeon Runners, players guide their character through dungeons (maze-like environments) to fight against monsters and complete quests for in-game rewards and experience points. Experience points allow the character to increase in level and fighting ability, and thus tackle more challenging enemies and complete harder quests. Players meet other players in various towns in the game world and form teams to tackle more challenging objectives. Players communicate with each other via text or voice chat. Voice chat requires a paid subscription.
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Families can talk about online safety and etiquette with their teenage children. Why shouldn't you give out personal details online? Is everyone always who they claim to be? What effect does online anonymity have on people's behavior? Families can also discuss the value of teamwork and strategy. Are there opportunities in their daily life where teamwork might be better than going it alone? Dungeon Runners, like other fantasy MMOGs, may provide an in-road to discussion of fantasy literature and its historical sources. What exactly is Dungeon Runners satirizing?
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