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Tale 8 Ends 30th August 2019

It's been a fantastic 18 months and the great news is that Tale 9 will soon be upon us. For the first time, the end of a Tale and the start of the next will be on the same day! Tale 8 Amnesty will take place on the 24th and 25th of August, with an AMA with the developers across both days in game and on Discord. We can't wait to share with you some great secrets from the Tale that have been missed! See you then!

The remainder of Tale 8 will be free to play.

Tale 9 Launches 30th August at 6pm BST

Tale 9 pre-orders are now available at Desert Nomad. Tale 9 will be 15 months long, new Full Tale subscription price is $159.95. Full Tale Subscription gains access to T9 Alpha.

Open Beta Starts 16th August. If you can't wait that long, the Alpha is running now and you can get access straight away if you subscribe for the full tale.

A Tale in the Desert

A Tale in the Desert

A Tale in the Desert is a Massive Multiplayer Online Roleplaying Game (MMO) set in ancient Egypt. The game focuses on crafting and trading, mixed with strong social challenges, and has absolutely no combat and death is rare. Within the game is one of the most complex trade skill systems that have ever been created. This is coupled with tests in various disciplines that challenge players to work together or against each other. There is a discipline to meet almost any interest.

Perhaps most unique is that the game actually has an ending and a new telling starts up with players back at ground zero. The 8th incarnation began on Friday 2nd March 2018, and is the first tale under the ownership of Desert Nomad Studios

The game is a great sociological experiment, asking questions like "What will happen if players can completely control the world through the use of laws?" and "Will players work together in a project when working against each other could potentially have more benefit to one of them?". Tale 8 continues with this ethos, with the emphasis on discovery.