The Digital Antiquarian has a very in-depth look at the early days of Brian Fargo and Interplay, which gives context to the birth of the original Bard's Tale.
Fargo and his old high-school buddy Michael Cranford had been dreaming of doing a CRPG since about five minutes after they had first seen Wizardry back in 1981. Cranford had even made a stripped-down CRPG on his own, published on a Commodore 64 cartridge by Human Engineered Software under the titleMaze Master in 1983...
Massive Eurogamer interview with Brian Fargo and Chris Keenan covering Bard's Tale IV, Wasteland 2 GOTY Edition, Torment and more!
“When I announced The Bard's Tale 4 I had more interest and people tweeting me, shut up and take my money, than I ever did on the other two,” he says.
“Ultimately, on Kickstarter, going out and begging for money is not the way. Are they excited about product, and do they think you can deliver it? If you have those two things,...
Brian Fargo answers a couple of questions regarding the Bard's Tale IV in this new interview on Gameranx.
You recently announced The Bard's Tale IV, a proper sequel to the series that got many of us into RPGs in the first place. Are you planning to modernize the game, or will it feature grid-based dungeoneering a la Etrian Odyssey, or some combination of the two?
We are going to experiment with a couple of new techniques so I hesitate to reveal too much now but I would sa...
After 30 years, The Bard's Tale IV is coming back! IGN goes into detail about the triumphant return of this classic CRPG series:
With Wasteland 2 released and Torment: Tides of Nemenera on the way, Brian Fargo is returning to yet another classic franchise for his team's next project: The Bard's Tale IV.
After creating his own studio in 2002, Fargo began work on The Bard's Tale, a comical reimagining of the franchise's tropes, that would release in 2004. The Bard's Tale IV...