The Game


The Bard's Tale IV is being created on the 30th anniversary of the original Bard's Tale, and will bring back classic party-based, first-person role-playing. With Brian Fargo among its original creators, the legendary Bard's Tale series was an instant success and has become a classic. As a member of the Computer Gaming World Hall of Fame, as well as being featured in the Smithsonian's "The Art of Video Games" exhibit, The Bard's Tale series was instrumental in defining the role-playing genre.

Featuring stunning visuals and distinct art and music drawing from Scottish Gaelic culture, The Bard's Tale IV will let you explore deep dungeons and overcome challenging puzzles, all while fighting through devious enemies in responsive, beautifully-animated combat.

Powered by Unreal Engine 4, and featuring 3D photogrammetry to recreate lush, detailed Scottish architecture and landscapes, The Bard's Tale IV will bring back maze-like dungeons with devious puzzles and riddles, and dynamic phase-based combat against a host of monsters, beasts and brigands.

Led by Brian Fargo, Interplay and inXile Entertainment founder and creator of The Bard's Tale, we have full access to everything from the classic games to draw upon. With the power of crowdfunding, and your involvement, we can finally deliver a true sequel to this beloved CRPG series.

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