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Tale 5 to bring new mining system, with a "welcome back" event this weekend in anticipation.

Pittsburgh, PA– May 6, 2010 – eGenesis is pleased to announce a sneak peek at a brand new mining system which will go live in A Tale in the Desert (ATitD) 5, just a few months away. The "Welcome Back" weekend will start on Friday, May 7, 2010 at Noon and ends Sunday, May 9, 2010 at Noon (all times Eastern). Events will be live on both the main shard and Bastet.

Mining has seen a revamp in every telling. The new system is yet another version of mining, and is unlike the previous ones, in that it has a built in social mechanism and introduces a new mini-game mechanic to ATitD.

"As I've coded this mining system, naturally I've had to playtest it," says Andrew Tepper, President of eGenesis. "Frequently I'll find that I've been 'playtesting' for upwards of a half hour, when I'll realize that I should be coding, not playing!"

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In addition to the sneak preview of Tale 5s mining system, there will be a medley of conflict tournaments and some exciting roleplaying events held over the weekend.

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About A Tale in the Desert

A Tale in the Desert is a unique massive online game. It 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.

About eGenesis

With more than 11 years of game development experience, eGenesis (Pittsburgh, Pa) has become an award winning industry leader in innovative game play with A Tale in the Desert. Since its launch on February 15th 2003, the game has won numerous awards and received nominations including Game of the Year from DIY Games. Find eGenesis online at

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