The Bard's Tale IV Update #32: Year-End Message from Brian, A Monstrous Menagerie

kickstarter1 month ago • 2016-12-23

Hi, all! Nathan Long here. With the end of 2016 nearly upon us, I wanted to share a video from Brian Fargo where he discusses inXile's work over the last year, Bard's Tale IV included. He also has a hint of what we are planning to show you on the game shortly after the winter holidays, so please enjoy! To whet your appetite for now, I'd also like to give you monsters you'll be facing in The Bard's Tale IV. You might recognize a few of these faces from media we've shown be...
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The Bard's Tale IV Update 31: New Video & Exploration

kickstarter3 months ago • 2016-09-28

Greetings, Adventurers! Nathan Long here, lead writer on Bard's Tale IV. Today I'm here to present something special to you. It's been a while since we last showed you video of the game, and now we want to give you a brand new glimpse into the world of Caith running in-engine. This clip is meant to illustrate the tone that we are looking to capture for our environments and creatures in The Bard's Tale IV – a captivating and expansive landscape for you to explore, and...
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The Bard's Tale IV Update 30: Character Progression

kickstarter6 months ago • 2016-07-22

Howdy citizens of Caith. David here, back to share some juicy details about The Bard's Tale IV. Taking a short break from combat mechanics, during this update we'll be covering a subject that I'm sure is very near and dear to all RPG lovers' hearts - character progression. Specifically, we'll be talking about character advancement: gaining experience, specializing your adventurer, being judged by the Review Board, and lastly the role equipment plays in your character's growth...
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Torment Beta Now Available to Applicable Bard's Tale IV Backers

rewards7 months ago • 2016-06-10

Some of you may have noticed that yesterday, we announced our release plans for Torment: Tides of Numenera as well as opened the beta version up to all of the game's backers. We received some questions about it, so to clarify: yes, if you are a Bard's Tale IV backer and your pledge rewards include Torment: Tides of Numenera, you can also start playing right now on Windows via Steam (an option to switch to GOG and Mac and Linux will come later).   To get your...
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David Rogers Interviewed by RPGWatch on Bard's Tale IV

interview7 months ago • 2016-05-30

Long-standing community site RPGWatch interviewed our Systems Designer on The Bard's Tale IV, David Rogers, about a number of aspects of the game. The full article is a great read for fans, so take a look. RPGWatch: Dungeon-crawl RPGs are known for great length and plenty of time investment in order to craft your ultimate party. How long do you think the game will run, and will there be a lot of side content in the form of side quests to add length to the game? David: It...
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High-Res Wallpaper + Map Add-on is Now Available

rewards8 months ago • 2016-05-13

Due to user requests, we've added an all-digital add-on package for the High-Res Wallpapers and High-Res Map items. Priced at $4 (400 points), this package will grant you access to some exclusive rewards previously found only at higher digital and physical pledge levels. If you backed at a lower pledge level and would like to add these items to your reward collection, you can visit the Rewards page.
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The Bard’s Tale IV Update 29: Glorious Combat

kickstarter8 months ago • 2016-05-02

Hello Citizens of Caith. My name is David Rogers, and I'm the Systems Designer on The Bard's Tale IV. I know I don't have to tell any of you that combat is a core pillar of The Bard's Tale. It's where all of our choices about race, class, gear, and party composition combine with our own sense of strategy, leading to either glorious victory or humiliating defeat. Combat design is what I've been primarily focused on, and what I'm here to chat with you about. Before we dive into...
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PC Gamer Interviews Brian Fargo at GDC

interview9 months ago • 2016-04-10

At this year's GDC, PC Gamer sat down to talk with inXile head Brian Fargo, as well as Obsidian Entertainment's Josh Sawyer and ArtCraft's Gordon Walton. In this extensive and candid interview, Brian discusses his creative role at inXile, taking player feedback and how it's used to improve our games, and drops some tidbits about The Bard's Tale IV. As a fun extra, we also learn that Josh Sawyer's first RPG was the original Bard's Tale. How do you compare...
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