Das Tal invites everyone to the alpha test for one day only

    
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Das Tal’s Kickstarter campaign is staring down its final week, and with only a little over 27 grand raised of its $55,794 goal, it’s time to pull out all of the stops. The team’s key strategy? To get everyone in the game to see whether it’s worth supporting or not.

That’s why Das Tal will be opening up the alpha test to everyone for 24 hours on the last day of the campaign, June 9th. “We’ll make the game available for everyone next week to enable you to convince your doubting friends,” Fairytale Distillery posted. “We’ve been told that ‘you have to play it to understand it’ — let’s get this started then!”

Interested parties can create a temporary account with the key “free4all” to jump into Das Tal’s alpha on the 9th. The devs promise that in addition to the current content, they hope to have the first pass of the leaderboard system up and running then as well.

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PaganRites I’m holding off because a $40 pricetag to get the game on launch is way to high based on what I’m seeing.  I would pay $20 max for it.

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theomancer_x ArchDevi The tier prices were the reason for lack of interest, not the game itself imo.  The Tier prices are fairly outrageous when compared to other Kickstarters currently open to pledges.

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CensoredOtaku Yeah so I agree this was a huge strategic mistake.  Where many other Kickstarters are giving full client digital copies for as low as $15.oo USD, I think the Tier prices are just too high.  Had Das Tal launched with even a $20.00 basic digital copy, I think the Kickstarter would have fared much much better.

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I’m kind of surprised Das Tal hasn’t hit it’s $56k goal.  It has an original looking game world, with fairly original looking avatars.  I guess I have the advantage of actually getting to experience the gameplay, but Das Tal does have a fun, organic feel to combat which I guess video just doesn’t portray very well.

I hope that Das Tal continues to evolve and sees the light of day, with or without the Kickstarter funding.  It’s different enough from most everything else on the market to be a good alternative choice in the genre.

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agemyth You might look into Shards Online.  I’m in early testing and it very much feels like UO.  http://shardsonline.com/

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NoYou cald you don’t need much free time, after getting ganked constantly for an hour, you’ll see this game for the gankbox that it is and promptly un-install.

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ArchDevi Not true. Shards Online failed their first Kickstarter, and then launched a later one to huge success. It’s a question of publicity: getting the word out, pitching your game properly so people understand what it is, etc. It seems like the Das Tal team is still finding their niche, and how best to communicate their game. They’re currently pitching it as a PvPsandbox MMO, which targets a particular niche. But with the isometric view, many people are turned off. However, if they properly pitch their game with the MOBA combat mechanics and describe it as more akin to Dota2 and League of Legends but in a big sandbox MMO world, it changes the perspective quite a bit, etc.

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cald NoYou Not worried about the download size. It’s the lack of free time I have after work on a Tuesday :P

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NoYou yeah I wish it were a weekend day too.  If I have time to try it out it’ll probably only be a couple hours which isn’t much.

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NoYou its not a large download by the way..