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Friday, September 17, 2004
 

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A Tale in the Desert Mac Beta Released
8:09 AM | Jean-Luc Dinsdale | Comment on this story

Almost exactly a year since we last reported on it, a Mac OS X beta version of the non-violent online role playing game A Tale In The Desert has been made available to the public.

A Tale In The Desert is a new type of MMORPG taking place in Ancient Egypt, but rather than rely on vicious battles and violence to advance the game, players come together and work co-operatively on long term goals and peaceful issues. Non-violent goals include creating great works of art, lawmaking, engineering, architecture, building wealth and leadership skills, and conflict resolution.

Although a Windows and Linux client have been available for over a year, the porting of the game to the Mac has been a slow process due to the developer's busy schedule running the game universe. The Mac version has appeared in time for the game's second telling, in which all the goals and standings of the game are reset, and the disciplines and formulas required to complete short term goals are all changed. forcing players to start fresh and figure everything out from the beginning again.

Registration for A Tale In The Desert entails a $13.95 USD monthly subscription fee, however interested players wanting to try the game out get a free 24 hour trial period over multiple sittings. The 246 MB download is available through the links below -

Download A Tale In The Desert (246 MB)
A Tale in the Desert


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