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Game News Bard's Tale IV Kickstarter Update #1: $850k raised, in-engine footage coming soon

Discussion in 'RPG Codex News & Content Comments' started by Infinitron, Jun 3, 2015.

  1. Infinitron I post news Patron

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    Tags: Bard's Tale IV; Brian Fargo; InXile Entertainment; Matt Findley

    After its first 32 hours of funding, The Bard's Tale IV Kickstarter campaign has raised over $850,000 from over 20,000 backers. By my estimation, that puts it somewhere in between Wasteland 2 and Pillars of Eternity/Torment in terms of funding success. It seems, however, that inXile are intent on drawing out that first day rush for as long as they can. In the game's very first Kickstarter update, Brian Fargo reveals that they plan on showing some Bard's Tale IV "in engine footage", not near the end of the campaign as some may have expected, but within the next few days:

    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 their social media campaigns. This list extends to our so called competition like Obsidian, Larian, Harebrained, Cryptozoic, Otherworld, Portalairum, Razer and so many others. The concept of game companies supporting each other in such a grand scale was unheard of many years ago. Our relationships have grown closer with you and the development community, the way it always should have been. Our 24 hour promotion for free copies of Wasteland 2, or The Witcher, or The Witcher 2 continues on until 6am PST tomorrow morning, so make sure to tell your friends before it runs out. With Wasteland 2, we're happy to have people enjoy the fruits of our first Kickstarter campaign as a company as we hope to keep these going for a long time to come.

    Upcoming Prototype Footage!

    We have some great surprises in store for you over the next month, the biggest of which is in engine footage for Bard's Tale IV. We're feverishly working to clean up a few more things, but it will be ready in the very near future. It's over 3 minutes long and should give you a good sense of what the world will feel like. I hope you are as impressed with it as I am, so look for it this week.

    Tiers and Add-Ons

    Our team is reading all of your comments and direct messages. Please keep them coming! We've seen a large demand for a tier that contains the Premier Collector's Edition as well as the Album style box, along with a few other goodies. For this reason, we added the $230 Tier, where you get both boxes as well as Alpha Access and all kinds of digital goodies. As well, we introduced our first Add-On, an extra digital copy of The Bard's Tale 4. This can be added on to any pledge of $20 or more. The details of which are on the bottom of the Kickstarter page.

    Much More to Come!

    This is just the beginning. Along with the video, we've got some great concept images and a few other surprises along the way that should please fans, both seasoned and new. We're so glad to have you along for the ride...
    Furthermore, in an additional update, inXile second-in-command Matt Findley informs us that the offer of a free copy of Wasteland 2, Witcher 1 or Witcher 2 has been extended an additional 24 hours. Will that be enough to push the campaign over its goal on its second day? I'm not sure, but I doubt it'll be much longer after that.
     
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    Looks like the $20 Early Bird tier has run out, so they added 10,000 $25 tier slots.
     
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    It's starting to look less and less like Buzz Aldrin's Race Into Space 2.
     
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    I hope this gets lots of funding so I can play my $20 GOTY edition a year after release. On a console.
     
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    How many millian had PoE/Torment after two days?
     
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    Someone trolled Dawn off Kickstarter

    https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/inxile/the-bards-tale-iv/comments



     
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    wtf is this nonsense?
     
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    I can't express how happy the last few posts have made me.
     
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    Who the fuck is Dawn?
     
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  18. theSavant Self-Ejected

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    I was just interested in similar questions. kicktraq says...

    Planescape NumaNuma:
    day 1: 1500K (funded)
    day 2: 2000K

    Wasteland 2 was less:
    day 1 = 500K
    day 2 = 1000K (funded)

    Interesting for Wasteland 2 is, that it took almost 10 days from 1 million to 1.5 million. So the momentum has slown remarkeably after 1 million. Currently it looks the same with Bards Tale 4. It has already gone into the slow phase, which means it can take a week until it gets funded. Luckily the huge part is already done.
     
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    Be aware that Kicktraq is misleading, since it doesn't count time from the launch of the campaign. If the campaign started in the middle of the day, the "first day" will be less than 24 hours of funding.
     
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    Wait, they moved the prototype video around AGAIN? FFS!

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    SHOW ME THE VIDEO THEN!
     
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    For Torment they reached 900k in the first 6 hours, from the first kickstarter update:

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    LOL@hyping up the people... "ZOMGOMGOMGOMG THIS IS FUCKING AMAZING!!! THIS IS THE SHIT!!! THE GAMECHANGER!! YOU MUST SEE IT!! MUST SEE!!! ZOMGOMGOMGOMGOMGOMGOMG...."

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    I can't believe he's trying to con us with graphics...

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    I will suicide myself if the video doesn't rock
     
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    Can you stream it?
     
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