Last summer, we included classic sandbox A Tale in the Desert in our Whatever Happened To column as one of those games that had just slipped off our radar. That was because of how relatively quiet the game had become since its ownership changeover in 2014 and seventh Telling in 2015. Back then, there were whispers of an eighth Telling – that’s the world reboot the game periodically goes through – but there’d been nothing major since.
Until now. ATITD sent out a news blast to players this week alerting them to the fact that the beta test for the Tale 8 is complete and the real deal has launched as of yesterday..
“Tale 8 introduces factions to the game, upon leaving Welcoming Island you must decide on a faction you wish to be apart of,” says Pluribus Games. “Your interactions with your faction will be rewarded, giving you new powers to build community buildings and participate in community events.”
It’s a bit out of date now, but we did a detailed piece on how the game works back on Old Massively – it’s worth a look if you’re just angling for the history of the first MMO that tried world reboots and fully non-combat gameplay.