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Game News Help revive the dungeon crawler! (again) - The Bard's Tale IV Kickstarter is LIVE

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I don't know if Brian even played Skyrim haha.

This is an odd comparison but if there's one set of titles that you can tie it to, it's probably Fireproof Games' The Room 1 and 2 (for mobile devices). If you've played them you'll know what I mean.
Hasn't Fargo been name dropping them in interviews?

The very piece of text that Roguey quoted and suggested was inspired by Skyrim mentioned them. :avatard:
 
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Yes I want a quality big budget dungeon crawler please!

How many hours has passed since the KS campaign started? Will they break new money records?

Don't know what is it with Fargo, the man just makes you want to throw your money at him. Like some magic. Although KS video isn't something, but I have a feeling they have prepared the heavy "guns" for later...
 

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Make a good game then I'll buy anything you throw at me. Until then...

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150 people pledged for absolution for pirating, ha. Wonder if that letter of pardon from Brian Fargo would hold up in court.

Also, someone needs to post a copy of it so we can all read it ... from a friend of a friend of course.

Not that anyone from the Codex who pirates has ever hesitated to acknowledge it
 
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Pledged, and the free WL2 and Witcher games are nice, but wonder if previous Bard's Tale games won't be part of the reward incentive (they are already available as a collection on GoG). Would've preferred that more, of course not totally unrelated to the fact that I own the included games already. Guess riding that Witcher coattails a bit wouldn't hurt at all.
 

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First update:

Déjà vu!
Posted by inXile entertainment
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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 Game 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...

The Bard is back!

Brian Fargo

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The Bard’s Tale IV is spearheaded by the same team that delivered the award-winning Wasteland 2.

Brian Fargo founded Interplay Productions (By Gamers, For Gamers) in 1983 where he went on to produce and finance some of the biggest RPG's made, including Bard's Tale, Neuromancer, Dragon Wars, Fallout 1 and 2, Stonekeep, Baldur's Gate, Icewind Dale, Planescape: Torment, and more.

Matthew Findley joined Brian at Interplay shortly after the release of the original Wasteland, inspired by The Bard’s Tale and Wasteland and desiring to make games of that type. He was one of the two project leads on Wasteland 2. Matt has a chainsaw hanging from his ceiling, so you know he's serious.

Chris Keenan was Interplay’s youngest employee in the mid-90s, starting at age 15. He has been with inXile since its early days. Chris was one of the two project leads on Wasteland 2, and is a handsome son of a gun (according to his mother).

Michael “Maxx” Kaufman is an art director with an extensive career in the industry, most notably working for Xatrix/Gray Matter, developing such games as Kingpin: Life of Crime and Return to Castle Wolfenstein. He is the art director on Wasteland 2: Game of the Year Edition and occasionally enjoys adding an extra “x” to words.

Nathan Long was the lead writer on Wasteland 2 and is currently a contributing writer on Torment: Tides of Numenera. Before joining inXile, he worked as a novelist, screen, and TV writer for many years – but all that is just a sideline until his music career takes off.

No Colin McComb?
 

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Unreal Engine 4 must have some really good deals for developers if InXile are going with it for this Kickstarter. And it must be pretty easy to work with since they're still not done with Unity's Torment...
 

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Unreal Engine 4 must have some really good deals for developers if InXile are going with it for this Kickstarter. And it must be pretty easy to work with since they're still not done with Unity's Torment...

Try it, it's free!

They (Epic) made it free for anyone, you just have to pay them 5% of revenue AFTER the first $3000 every quarter for games that use it.

Professional developers still using Unity can go suck a dick.
 
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Backed for $20. The higher tiers weren't particularly appealing, and I haven't played any of the original games in the series. Mostly backing because the price is right, plus I get a free copy of The Witcher (already have Wasteland 2).
 

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There's a ton of us then.:D Pledging 20$ because 'what the fuck, why not'.:) InXile has to be doing something right.

Over 700k now in 14 hours. Don't think any records will be broken, but it should fund comfortably.
 

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Sounds like they were inspired by those Skyrim dragon claw puzzles.
I was actually reminded of the Circle of Zerthimon from PS:T, though that was more of a dialog puzzle.
I don't know if Brian even played Skyrim haha.
That should be part of a stretch goal.

But the time needed to play it is superior to the time needed to devellop it...
He won't have time to devellop Bard's Tale.
 

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I like the pitch video. Still great. "Paid mods... it's all the rage!"
 

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Looks all right but I hope this game will have more love put into it than that clinical Wasteland 2 which was very by the numbers.
 
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After our little Cleve summoning fest I decided to go check out his 2nd polishing campaign on Idiegogo... As of one month ago, he is still claiming to be working on the game and still threatening to release it. :)

:lol:
 

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Brian namedropped Neuromancer, anyone knows who has the rights for that?
I would like a new game like that.
 

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So am I right to assume the game will play & feel a bit like Might & Magic X ?
 

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