Monday July 8,2013 : MMORPG MEETS ONLINE GAMBLING IN ‘DRAGON'S TALE'
eGenesis sees a new opportunity as social real money gaming gathers momentum
Massive Multiplayer Online Role Playing Game developer eGenesis has apparently identified the social real money gaming phenomenon as a business opportunity and is working on a new MMORPG offering titled Dragon's Tale.
"The first thing that stuck me about online gambling today is that it's a pretty lonely experience, typically one player in a web browser, watching a 2D slot machine," eGenesis lead designer Andrew Tepper told the publication.
"I've taken what I've learned in the last 15 years building MMORPGs and for the first time applied that to gambling. I've created an intensely social world where players can explore the game world together, share techniques, and rely on each other as they level up by completing gambling quests."
Tepper revealed that the game will use Bitcoins and credit cards as in-game monetary systems.
Tepper says that the innovative games in Dragon's Tale are designed for a 3D environment and include cow tipping, dragon egg hunts, fishing, duck feeding, and running monkeys through mazes.
"There are 60 different games so far, with new ones being added all the time, and every one of them is a new take on gambling," he claims. "About half the games are luck-based and half are skill-based."
Dragon's Tale also features a tournament system, a student/mentor system, and player-controlled governance that will be familiar to those that have played the company's other MMO, A Tale in the Desert.
Players with a taste for something a little different can check thje product out at http://www.dragons.tl – Beta testing begins Friday, July 12, 2013 at Noon (EDT) on Windows, Linux and OSX.