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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.

Three Days Left! A Look at Our Art Design

Posted by inXile entertainment (Creator)

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 our in-engine gameplay video. Without further ado:

No highland coos were harmed in the making of this video.

Final Day Stream & Wrap-Up Party

Our Kickstarter is ending this Friday, so just 3 days to go! As always, we want to end with a bang!

We will be having a Kickstarter wrap event in Newport Beach this Friday, between 4 PM and 9 PM PST. If you are in the Newport Beach, California area and would like to attend, we have reserved some openings exclusively for Bard’s Tale IV Kickstarter backers. The spots are limited and it will be first come first served, so respond quickly!

If you wish to attend, let us know at or using our support form, and we’ll get you more information on the location.

But we won't be keeping all the fun to backers who can attend personally. During the same event, we'll also be running a Twitch stream hosted by renowned Twitch streamer Quill18! You will not want to miss it!

You can check in on the festivities during our Final Day Stream which kicks off at about 4 PM to 6 PM PST, by watching on Quill’s channel or hosted through our own channel. We will make it available on our YouTube channel afterwards.

Also, don’t forget Brian’s Creator Hangout with Kickstarter is tomorrow. We'd love to see you there and you’re more than welcome to join us!

PayPal Backing

As a reminder to everyone following this project, and in case any of our existing backers are asked, if you can’t back through Kickstarter we have made a PayPal option available here. Backing through PayPal counts exactly as backing through Kickstarter for our backer system, and is counted towards our stretch goals. As of last tally at the start of this week, hundreds of backers have used PayPal already in addition to our Kickstarter funding! Not bad!

New Fan Works

We have some additional fan works to share with you that have rolled in since our last update. The first are fan art pieces:

Tomimt - "The Bard's Ale"
Tomimt - "The Bard's Ale"
Kristed the Mage (@Rift_Running)
Kristed the Mage (@Rift_Running)

We also have a couple more kilt photos to share, including backers Holger Lange, and Quarex (whom you might remember from Wasteland 2 as a certain game-obsessed NPC)...

We have just a few more days to get those last achievements, and we are making good progress towards some. As a reminder for everyone, you can contribute to our social media progress in the following ways:

That's it for now, but we have some plans for yet more detailed info on the game before the end, so keep an eye on our updates!

Matt Findley
President of inXile


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    1. Mike Garrett on

      Look at that! Bringing back the marquee! I thought we had buried that loooooong ago.

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      Jabberwok on

      Great video. It's nice to see more of the area you built outside of the trailer, and I'm always interested in the details of how things are put together.

    3. Felix Olschewski on

      This looks great. I've been looking forward to some good turn-based (and, frankly, grid-based) RPG since Might & Magic 5. Castle Grimrock was a bit too...grim for my taste and I am not into real-time combat.
      I just uploaded my song "The Bard's Tale" that I wrote for your campaign:

    4. amigacooke on

      Never knew Edinburgh Castle was in the Highlands, you learn something new every day.


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      Seth on

      Argh! Why must the Kickstarter end on a Friday during Comic Con?!?!?! I live in Newport Beach but will be down south in SD.

      Fingers crossed for a game launch party in Newport so I can make that event! ;)

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      Alex Gregory on

      Wish I was in Newport Beach, but alas, I can only be there in spirit.

      Definitely looking forward to the livestream.

    7. Sir Eyeball on

      @ Valamir you do know that Pillars of Eternity was made by another company right? So asking for it here would be like going to a MCDonalds and asking for a Whopper(Burger King).

    8. Rivethead on

      That art style is BEAUTIFUL. Can't wait to see more!

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      ValamirCleaver on

      I've already backed for $50. Is there a way I could pay to add on Pillars of Eternity? Preferably from please. Steam is not an option for me, I consider mandatory proprietary clients DRM.

    10. Bard to the Future on

      You know what screw it, I think i've earned some time off.

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      Mandylion on

      Great with an actual look at your references and style for the game :-)

      As much material as you can bring to us would be greatly appreciated. More vision information is definitely a great idea at this time!

    12. Bard to the Future on

      Wish I could go, but I get out to late from work :'(

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      Igal on

      Thanks! Great video, makes me want to visit the area.
      Is there a chance you would consider adding Wasteland 2 as a possible add on for the last few days?

    14. Sir Chaox on

      Awesome video, thanks guys!