The Bard's Tale IV Update 34: The Mage and The Bard

kickstarter1 month ago • 2017-02-24

Hello Exiles, As you might have already seen, we just announced a new game we're developing: The Mage's Tale! This is a brand-new VR title coming to Oculus Touch, which we hinted at last holiday during our year-in-review video. The Mage's Tale is a first-person VR adventure set in the world of The Bard's Tale, where you play as a young mage (who else?), using tactile functions to craft and throw spells to defeat your foes. It is a separate stand-alone title, which means you...
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The Bard's Tale IV Update 33: New Gameplay Video

kickstarter1 month ago • 2017-02-07

Greetings Exiles, I’m excited to finally be able to show you our vision for how exploration and combat in Bard’s Tale IV will be presented and played. Combat is the core of a dungeon crawler and our goal has always been to make sure that it is tactical, deep and pays off visually. We also knew to stay with our roots with combat being party based and phased based, yet we’ve come up with a unique way to present this style of gameplay. You’ll note tha...
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The Bard's Tale IV Update 32: Year-End Message from Brian, A Monstrous Menagerie

kickstarter3 months 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

kickstarter6 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

kickstarter8 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

rewards9 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

interview9 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

rewards10 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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