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From the creators of Wasteland 2 and Torment comes the long awaited sequel to the Bard's Tale trilogy. Thank you for making this game a reality. The bard is back!
From the creators of Wasteland 2 and Torment comes the long awaited sequel to the Bard's Tale trilogy. Thank you for making this game a reality. The bard is back!
33,741 backers pledged $1,519,680 to help bring this project to life.

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

Posted by inXile entertainment (Creator)

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 games without your support every step of the way. Your social media love you have given over the course of the campaign has been invaluable, and your continued support will let us make The Bard's Tale IV bigger and better than ever.

But for now let's just enjoy the moment of reaching our goal!

The Bard is back!

Brian Fargo
Leader inXile


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      Paul on

      Yay!!! Congrats to all of us :)

    2. Michael Kahler


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      MajorDeegan on

      @Kevin Cochener - Thanks man! I can't believe I forgot Omar!

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      Michael Krzak on

      @Stephen Thomas Bayley
      Then again, the Bard would would be happy and drunk because it was a monday...

    5. Stephen Thomas Bayley

      the bard would be happy and drunk about now on hearing this news so conrats

    6. Kevin Cochener on

      @MagorDeegan - the other two members of the original party were Sir Grady and Omar.

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      Robert Nesius on

      I hope we get 4 groups of 99 barbarians again.

    8. Azghouls on

      I wish Charlie Mops makes an apperance in Bards Tale IV

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      MajorDeegan on

      Trying to remember the original party. Would love to see some reference or meet their descendants. I remember Brian the Fist, El Cid, Markus, Merlin(?). Anyone remember the rest?

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      Tiago Sá on

      It's an honor, and a privilege, to be honest! Hopefully we'll reach 2 million or more!

    11. Gabriel on

      Congrats! You guys are the best! Go make an amazing game!

    12. WeiMi - Nellies pirated Bard from Oz on

      Congrats - first million is always the hardest ^^

      And speaking of Bard songs - this should be
      celebrated with some beer… :=)

      @Marius - argh. Graph paper - I'm still in treatment since drwing the maps
      in the original trilogy ;)

    13. Marius Piedallu van Wyk on

      I remember having a book full of graph paper to map out the world/dungeons...

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      maphughes on

      Congrats! No get to work and make an amazing game! :)

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      wissam on

      congrats guys!!!!!
      never have a doubt about that!
      Good luck to you all :)

    16. WaltC on

      Was there ever any doubt?

    17. Solarhead on

      Well done, guys, Congrats. Lets start working on those stretch goals!

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      Lars Møller on

      "The Bard's Song will remaaaaaaaaaaain..."…

    19. Mr.Monttu

      Sweet...Congrats! :)

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      Jabberwok on

      Just finished the remake, starting in on the original trilogy next. 25 days left, I wonder what we can hit in that time. Looking forward to seeing more stretch goals...

    21. Peter Hoogeveen on

      Oh yeah! Congrats guys! :D

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      Felix Ellwanger on

      The Bard is back - let's sing The Bard's Song!…

      Next step: Dragon Wars re-release :)

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      Dropped on

      I'm really looking forward to this.

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      Tim on

      If you supported this project you might also be interested in this blast from the past being updated:

      Chris Crawford is still working on changing the world.

    26. Lemur From The Id on

      Wonderful news, congratulations!

    27. Colin Duff on

      Oh - congrats on the funds! :D Suuuuuuuuuuuuper stoked!!!!

    28. Colin Duff on

      Between this and Umbra I'm going to have a hard time recovering from all my illnesses. Going to start practicing my cough and "sick-voice".
      More phlem!

    29. tarasis on

      Wonderful news, congratulations! Shame it took so long but so so glad it has. Looking forward to hearing about future stretch goal plans.

    30. Jeremie Lariviere


    31. Psi Cop on

      SO happy! This was always my favorite computer RPG, above Apshai, Wizardry, or Ultima. I owned all three of the originals for my Apple II and played them to death.

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      MajorDeegan on

      Long live El Cid!!!

    33. Roq on

      Great! - my favourite genre. A few years ago, before Kickstarter it looked like there might never be another.

    34. Flavius Goicea on

      Also, you have to have lute songs that play during exploration/combat and give party buffs, etc. You HAVE to bring that back. :)

    35. Flavius Goicea on

      Sweet!! Make it like Bard's Tale II, that was my favorite! Second RPG I ever finished after Phantasy Star! First computer RPG I ever finished! "In cavers deeps, near pits of fire, the Argon creep, and do conspire!" Unforgettable.

    36. Otoshigami No. 40723

      wow FINALLY. :)

    37. Henry Chilton on

      All right!!! Can't wait! replaying the original fallout's as a celebration.

    38. Parmenion Beerwolf WoOS|AoUA|BoSB|DOoD on

      Just woke up to see that the game is funded! Fantastic news - now bring on those stretch goals!

    39. Philip Chiu on

      Congrats all around!
      Feels like New Years and 4th of July all rolled into one tonight!!!

    40. Capt Kangaroo on

      Glad to be part of the ride. Looking forward to see what the hype is all about. Cheers

    41. inXile entertainment 3-time creator on

      @Bobby Allen - Perhaps you'd be interested in our latest trailer for Torment that came out just recently, if you haven't seen it? :)

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      vortican on

      You DAMN right. Rollin!

    43. David Carson on

      Congratulations, Brian & team! Now we got something to start looking forward to! :-)

    44. Bobby Allen

      Yea!!! so any updates on Torment? Backed WD2, Torment, and BT4. post an update for torment please.