The Bard's Tale IV

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Help revive the dungeon crawler! From the creators of Wasteland 2 and Torment comes the long awaited sequel to the Bard's Tale trilogy.
Backers: 33738
Average Pledge Per Backer: $45

Funded: $1,519,496 of $1,250,000
Dates: Jun 2nd -> Jul 10th (39 days)
Project By: inXile entertainment
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Latest News

April 25th - via:
After a brief hands-on and chat with the  (Read More)

The Bard's Tale 4 Aims to Put a Modern Touch on a Classic RPG

April 19th - via:
The classic RPG series returns with Unreal Engine 4-based visuals and the same dark sense of humor. (Read More)

Bard's Tale 4 Release Title and Alpha Date Set

March 14th - via:
Bard's Tale IV studio VP Chris Keenan has couple new powerhouse tales of his own to tell. Chris sent out an update blast to Kickstarter backers that the highly anticipated Alpha Test is here and a final release title name has been decided upon. (Read More)

Kickstarter Wrap Stream Going Live!

July 10th - via:
Hey all, We're just about ready to go! The live stream with Quill18 begins on Twitch at 4 PM PST, which is about 10 minutes away as of this posting. Thanks for all your support, and we hope you enjoy the show! Eric SchwarzLine Producer@searanox  (Read More)

Down to the Wire! Final Stream Reminder, Last Community Fan Works, Bardic Brian Unlocked!

July 10th - via:
Hey Exiles! We are down to the wire! With just a few hours left to go we are all hands on deck and eager to see exactly where our final pledge level will end up. It goes without saying that we are deeply appreciative of all your support throughout... (Read More)

Final 48 Hours! Knocking Down Goals

July 9th - via:
Hello Exiles! Just a quick update to let you all know that now we’re in our final 48 hours, Kickstarter has sent out its reminders, our final Big Push video is out and we’re in our final big upswing! As always, you guys have been amazing in... (Read More)

Two Days Left! But Wait, There’s More!

July 8th - via:
Hello Exiles! We’re entering one of the most important periods of any Kickstarter, the last two days! New eyes will come to our project, which is why we offered a campaign recap a few updates ago for people who have not been keeping a very close... (Read More)

Play as Brian Fargo in The Bards Tale IV

July 8th - via:
The Bards Tale IV Kickstarter is almost over and with less than two days left more awesomeness has been announced. (Read More)

Three Days Left! A Look at Our Art Design

July 7th - via:
Hello Exiles! With just three days left to back The Bard's Tale IV on Kickstarter, today we’d like to share a special treat - a video that looks at some of our art design and development that went into making the prototype level that we show in... (Read More)

Final Week! Campaign Recap

July 6th - via:
Hello Exiles! It’s time for our final week! As you may know we’ve run a few Kickstarters before and we’ve always found the final week to be one of the craziest, most exciting ones. The hours tick down and everyone is excited to see what our... (Read More)

Monte Cook Adds His Voice To The Song!

July 3rd - via:
Hello Exiles! Happy 4th of July weekend for all our American backers. In the US, this weekend is about family and celebration and we’ll use it to recharge our batteries before our final week, but before we check out we wanted to give you one final... (Read More)

Crowdfunding Hall of Fame: Brian Fargo

July 3rd - via:
Brian Fargo has pioneered innovation in video games since the 80's, and of late has emerged as a crowdfunding champion. (Read More)

New Add-ons!

July 1st - via:
Greetings Exiles, Just a quick update for you to round out the day. We've been getting tons of feedback and requests for add-ons over the last weeks, and we've been paying attention to what you want to see. Now, we are happy to share a few more of... (Read More)

Party of Six, Other Game Details, The Bard Goes Xounts

July 1st - via:
Hello Exiles! We've always felt blessed to have a very active, passionate fanbase. You showed this support not just in returning en masse to back us once again for our third Kickstarter, but also in your in-depth, thoughtful discussion and questions... (Read More)

Chris Avellone! Colin McComb!

June 29th - via:
Hello Exiles! Some exciting news today. You asked for him, now help us get him, the one and only Chris Avellone!! * Actual Chris Avellone may not resemble the wizard from our in-engine video. If you’re not familiar with Chris, he and I go back... (Read More)

The Bard's Tale IV Kickstarter makes Chris Avellone a human stretch goal again

June 29th - via:
Torment: Tides of Numenera was the first time I remember noticing actual people being turned into stretch goals on a Kickstarter campaign. The person in question was Planescape: Torment scribe and co-founder of Obsidian, the studio he recently left, Chris Avellone. And it looks like inXile is doing it again, offering up Avellone like some sort of crowdfunding sacrifice, for The Bard’s Tale IV. (Read More)

Industry Vets Chris Avellone & Colin McComb Added to Bards Tale IV Roster

June 29th - via:
In the latest update for The Bards Tale IV two new writers have been added as stretch goals: industry vets Chris Avellone and Colin McComb (Read More)

Enhanced Crafting Achieved!

June 26th - via:
Hello Exiles! You guys surprise us yet again! Just a quick update before the weekend begins so that we can say: YOU DID IT! Our $1.35 million stretch goal has been achieved thanks to both Kickstarter and PayPal funding, which pushes us well past the... (Read More)

Let’s Talk Classes and Races

June 26th - via:
Hello again Exiles! First off, don’t forget today is the last day to take advantage of our inXile Loyalty Rewards promotion! Before I jump into the meat of this update, we have an awesome new piece of concept art to show you: The castle of the High... (Read More)

First Stretch Goal Unlocked, Much More To Come!

June 23rd - via:
Hey Exiles, E3 2015 week has concluded and we are back in the saddle after a rip-roaring time. As some of you may have noticed, the campaign slowed down during E3 week. This is something we anticipated, as we knew we'd be fighting tooth and claw for... (Read More)

Mangar, Lagoth, Tarjan and…Monte Cook?

June 18th - via:
Hey Exiles! It's E3 2015 week, and it's hectic times all around. We have a great update for you all. We have lots to share, including some new talent we're hoping to have join the Bard's Tale team, some glimpses at the game's story background, and... (Read More)

Veteran RPG God Monte Cook Announced for The Bards Tale IV

June 18th - via:
The latest update for The Bards Tale IV announces the inclusion of Monte Cook to the team as well as some back story to get backers excited for the game. (Read More)

Brian Speaks on Saves and More, PayPal Pledging Open, Social Media Achievements

June 15th - via:
So in case you missed the big news: we fully funded over the weekend, and we couldn’t be happier! You guys have been awesome, helping spread the word and giving us great feedback on both the campaign and the game every step of the way. And on that... (Read More)

What We Know About The Bards Tale IV

June 15th - via:
Brian Fargo's The Bards Tale IV has gotten off to a smashing start and it doesn't show signs of stopping. But, what do we know about the campaign so far? (Read More)

For Auld Lang Syne! The Bard's Tale IV is funded!

June 12th - via:
These are always my favorite updates... we did it! Nearly 30,000 of you have put your belief in us once more, and we are forever grateful. You've heard me wax poetic on the subject of crowdfunding enough, but truly we would not be able to make these... (Read More)

Shout to the Heavens! We Need You to Spread the Word, Get Some Goodies!

June 11th - via:
Hello Exiles, We have less than $60K still to go to be fully funded! You all have helped us craft our vision of The Bard’s Tale IV and very soon, it will officially be a reality. As we get closer to E3, we’re going to be facing an uphill battle... (Read More)

The Original Trilogy Coming FREE, Deluxe Double Album Soundtrack Upgrade

June 8th - via:
Exciting news today: every backer of The Bard’s Tale IV ($20 or more) will get free digital copies of the original The Bard’s Tale, The Bard’s Tale II: The Destiny Knight and The Bard’s Tale III: Thief of Fate! The originals! We can’t get... (Read More)

Brian Speaks, First Stretch Goal Added and...oh yeah, One Million Dollars!!!

June 8th - via:
Thanks to all of you we passed the $1.1 MILLION mark over the weekend! This puts it at the 23rd most funded video game Kickstarter of all time after less than week! We can’t thank you enough for your support. It is so inspiring to see so many of... (Read More)

[VIDEO] InXile Entertainment Debuts 'The Bard's Tale IV' Trailer, Using Unreal Engine 4

June 5th - via:
It may have taken years, but developer InXile Entertainment is working on “The Bard’s Tale IV,” a sequel to the original “Bard’s Tale” trilogy that was released from 1985 to 1991. The game is currently a Kickstarter project and still has 34 days to go before its funding-goal deadline, so Inxile has decided to show off the sequel’s world through a trailer. (Read More)

The Bard’s Tale IV In-Engine Video

June 4th - via:
We finally put the finishing touches on the video for The Bard’s Tale IV In-Engine Video. The biggest question we get is how we plan to bring the genre forward, and this video should answer the question. Exploring in the world is a major part of... (Read More)

Watch The Bard's Tale 4's gorgeous world in motion

June 4th - via:
A video released this morning for The Bard's Tale 4 takes viewers on a tour through the modern dungeon crawler that developer InXile Entertainment hopes to fund on Kickstarter. (Read More)

Free Game Offer Extended!

June 2nd - via:
As we’re entering day 2, we’re still going strong! We had massive interest in our free game offer, and now our good friends at CD Projekt Red and have graciously agreed to allow us to extend the offer for another 24 hours! Anyone who... (Read More)

Déjà vu!

June 2nd - via:
Once again you have come through with a smashing first day. We are just 11 hours into the campaign and have already achieved 50% of Kickstarter goal for the Bard's Tale IV. I must also thank my many industry friends who have supported us through... (Read More)

The Bards Tale IV Kickstarter Launched! Oh, You Already Knew? Ok Then

June 2nd - via:
The Bards Tale IV is a continuation on the trilogy made popular in the 1980s and Brian Fargo brings the dungeon crawl classic to Kickstarter. (Read More)

inXile Dominates The World of Kickstarter Reboots

May 29th - via:
InXile recently announced an upcoming The Bard's Tale IV Kickstarter campaign, their latest in a string of crowdfunded reboots. (Read More)

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