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Das Tal - PvP Sandbox MMO
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Your Custom Sandbox MMORPG Experience

Open PvP. Full loot. Custom time-boxed worlds. Player settlements and sieges. Resource warfare. Player-driven economy. Fast-paced combat. Flexible character development. No PvP flags. No instancing. No quests. Limited grind. Learn more about the game at das-tal-game.com and join our community at forum.das-tal-game.com.

Das Tal is a fast-paced Sandbox MMORPG that focuses on player interaction. Full Loot and Open PvP create a game of 'risk vs. reward' where you weigh up your options before engaging others. PvP is never restricted, but cooperation is always rewarded. Each world is unique in its feature set and geography - and you pick those features! Time-boxed servers create winners and losers and allow you to regularly start anew. A class-less character system allows you to shape your character to fit your playstyle. You fight for resources to craft your equipment and construct your settlement. PvP combat is 100% skill-based, common and quick to be found. Both small-scale clashes and large-scale sieges are available for all players at any time.


Das Tal is a true Sandbox MMORPG with a persistent world. This means that the world keeps spinning and developing over the server’s lifetime, rather than only being active when a player logs in. That does not mean that players will spend all their time combining scraps of materials and hunting animals for food. Instead you will meet other players in PvP combat and your world will tell the story of those fights. No quests. No cut scenes. No filler.


Player interaction is the key part of enjoying a Sandbox MMORPG, and for this reason we will not restrict PvP with padding systems such as flagging or safe zones. Instead, players will find that there are consequences and benefits to how they interact with their fellow players - even those of a different skill or character level. Veterans will be rewarded for mentoring newbies. Ganking them is dangerous - as they don’t lose their gear but your high-level stuff easily gets lost.


Time-Boxing a persistent MMO means means breaking up an endless journey into unique chunks. Each server in Das Tal will eventually reach a climactic end event and then refresh, leaving behind a world full of stories, winners and losers. You as the players then decide on the feature list of the new server and eventually enter a new world with completely new challenges.


Das Tal will remove a large portion of the grind that is currently necessary in other Sandbox MMOs. You will not be forced to macro your skills or click on resource nodes for hours. Instead you will find that both character progression and the war for resources are tied to PvP events big and small. This means frequent raiding, treasure hunts and city sieges instead of farming mobs for hours and hours.


All cities in das Tal will be player settlements. You will restore the ruins that you discover in the game world and use them as defensive structures for your clan. These settlements will also offer facilities for training, crafting and storage - and they are your clan’s major respawn points. Every now and then you will be sieged by those clans who wish to take your town - and sometimes you might even be the attackers.


You will spend your prime time in game fighting to capture and hold resource deposits. Those are your means of gaining materials for crafting and building, but they can also be used as a method of starving out your opponents. Denying enemies the ability to craft better gear or improve their settlement could mean a serious tactical advantage, turning the tide in what may have otherwise been defeat in a head-on battle.


PvP is at the core of Das Tal. Technology has advanced enough so that we can finally take a step away from good ol’ Tab-targeting and create an exciting combat system that rewards accuracy, timing and tactical decision making. All abilities in Das Tal will be free-aimed. Full friendly fire & player collision will be enabled. An organised group of skilled players will have a significant advantage against a simple zerg.


Characters in Das Tal are classless. That means that abilities are attached to weapons and armor so that players construct their build when they put on their equipment & pick their abilities. This makes changing roles a matter of swapping out equipment & doing some re-training, allowing players to experience many types of gameplay without having to create multiple characters.


It’s 2014 and that means that players can finally directly influence the development of their game. We will not keep development conversation solely on our forums, we would like to stay engaged with the Steam community along with others. You will also be able to vote on our development priorities and send in your designs to be created by us. And of course you will be the ones setting the rules for each individual server.

State of Development
We are currently finishing up the first stage of game development: pre-production. We have spent the last 14 months building a team and creating multiple gameplay and tech prototypes. We have found our art style and setting. Now it's time to start revealing the game so we can take the next step and start full production. This is where we need you. If we can gauge enough interest from the players then it will get much easier for us to raise the necessary funds and get going with making the game that we love.

Who is Fairytale Distillery?
Initially FD started out as just two independent gamer developers (Alex & Sebi) who decided to stop making "small" games and aim for the stars: Our very own Sandbox MMO. We've grown to a team of six people who have worked on this latest prototype. We're based in Munich, Germany, and we have big plans. If you want to meet us in person then just drop by our office or meet us for Quo Vadis and A Maze in Berlin this April - we're going to be giving a talk about pre-production for Das Tal at the main conference: http://2014.qvprogram.com/sessions/managing-unspeakable-one-year-pre-production-indie-mmorpg
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Sepal Jul 23 @ 12:57am 
Nice game
[US] Mr. Mom Jul 20 @ 10:14am 
On track for greenlight. Keeping a close watch on development. Awaiting invite.
bone7 Jul 20 @ 2:01am 
In my opinion, this game should see steam users.
Ulthar Jul 18 @ 7:40am 
Looks nice, i want to try it.
MwU Jul 16 @ 7:41am 
Amazing, i like indie game do it from players to players
WinterSachi Jul 16 @ 2:43am 
Looks great. Can't wait to play beta.
Arondesh Jul 14 @ 7:46am 
Mhmmm..... nice :D
Den32rus Jun 27 @ 9:02am 
Nice
KOPA_1590 Jun 24 @ 9:38pm 
Absolutely ecstatic about this one, can't wait for its greenlight. Fingers crossed!
Fairytale Distillery  [author] Jun 24 @ 4:22pm 
@ZerberusII I am glad you got a chance to drop in and meet some of the team! We are really excited too mate, looking forward to having people jump in and check out our hard work.

@[CH]Bandit Fleshpound We have still not settled on a business model, but whatever we decide, most people will get a chance to try the game before they have to pay any amount of money if they keep an eye on development and get involved with some of the early tests. Even then it is entirely possible we will have F2P options, but we can't say for sure until we have had a chance to discuss it with a community.

@tangar I actually saw your video while I was scanning about :) we really appreciate you taking a look at Das Tal and giving your opinion to your viewers. If you are interested send me an email and we can even organise setting you up to record some gameplay in the upcoming tests: the.ardent.emissary@gmail.com

- David