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Bard's Tale IV Kickstarter Update #9: Monte Cook Stretch Goal, Soundtrack and Lore Samples
Game News - posted by Infinitron on Fri 19 June 2015, 13:47:25Tags: Chris Keenan; inXile Entertainment; Mark Morgan; Monte Cook; Nathan Long; The Bard's Tale IV: Barrows Deep
Now that E3 is over, inXile need to jump-start their comatose Bard's Tale IV Kickstarter campaign back to life. The latest Kickstarter update introduces some new developments that may help with that. There's a new Monte Cook stretch goal at $1.4M, a first sample of music from Mark Morgan's soundtrack, a bit of background lore courtesy of Nathan Long. Here are the details about the first two:
Monte Cook of Monte Cook Games will also be joining us as a stretch goal at $1,400,000! Monte Cook, as many of you may know due to his involvement with our other game Torment: Tides of Numenera, is an acclaimed author and game designer. Monte has written hundreds of tabletop roleplaying game books and articles and won numerous awards. Starting out with the Rolemaster and Champions game lines, he soon went to work for TSR where he worked on Dungeons & Dragons, including the 3rd Edition, and the much-celebrated Planescape setting. More recently, he is of course well known for creating the Numenera tabletop setting, The Strange and much more!
Monte will be taking charge of the design for one of our dungeons with your support. We look forward to working with him to deliver some mind-bending designs!
Mark Morgan's First Song
As some of you may know, we have a long-standing relationship with the legendary RPG composer Mark Morgan, who is well known both for his work on the Fallout games, Planescape: Torment, and now, Wasteland 2 and the upcoming Torment: Tides of Numenera. Mark has always been a fantastic fit for our games and with The Bard's Tale IV we feel that he will be able to deliver some excellent music as well.
Today, we're excited to offer you an extended peek at an early sampling at some of his work on the game. If it sounds familiar, the first 15 seconds of this song were used in the intro scene of our Kickstarter video.
Some of you may remember this song's inspiration – The Traveler's Tune – from the original Commodore 64 version of The Bard's Tale, and Mark has remastered and expanded the song featuring brand-new instrumentation and arrangements.