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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.

Final 48 Hours! Knocking Down Goals

Posted by inXile entertainment (Creator)

Hello Exiles!

Just a quick update to let you all know that now we’re in our final 48 hours, Kickstarter has sent out its reminders, our final Big Push video is out and we’re in our final big upswing!

As always, you guys have been amazing in spreading the word and making this Kickstarter another success story. Factoring in PayPal funding, we have unlocked the 1.5 million stretch goal, the RPG Super Team of Bruce Cordell, Wolfgang Baur and Sean K Reynolds now joining our efforts! These RPG veteran designers will each design a unique dungeon, making The Bard’s Tale IV all the richer and more varied. If you want to know more about them, we provided more details in Update 10.

Community Updates

Then there’s the social media achievements. You blew us away with your support of our Big Push video, the tweet being over 500 retweets and the Facebook post over 400 shares!! It’s awesome to see you guys not just hit the goals we set for you, but far exceed them. So we’re happy to unlock the Lute of Compulsory Cavorting, a special flavor item which will make specific characters in the game dance a little jig when you play it, whether they want to or not! All backers of The Bard's Tale IV will receive this item in the game.

We’re also tantalizingly close to our next unlock on the social media achievement maps. We’re now in room 19! In room 20, you will all contribute to our scheme to embarrass our boss as we add the Bardic Brian skin to the game!

Here's a quick recap of the goals and where exactly you're at:

Fan Works Roundup

This might be the last chance we get to check out some of our community's great fan works during the campaign, and we have a few more to share with you guys in these final hours. Thanks go out to June, Ulrike Kleinert and The Dudes for their awesome pictures, paintings and sketches! See all our fan art here on Facebook.

By Ulrike Kleinert
By Ulrike Kleinert
By June
By June

Thomas Beekers
inXile Associate Producer



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    1. David Nemeskey on

      I like the cartoon very much. Hope the Bard will get some cleavage. :)

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      Quantomas on

      Brian, you have done a marvellous job in preparing for the Bards Tale IV kickstarter. It's obvious from the quality of all the items you have presented. It's a pity that the media this time simply didn't take up the story, I guess there is a good deal of stuff we didn't get to see because of this.

      It is pointless to blame the jaded media now. What you can do instead is keeping the crowdfunding for the Bards Tale IV open, via Paypal and your dedicated website. Do the backer updates from this website, and it will keep alive.

      What will possibly help your cause most is a small playable demo level. Once it is ready, it can easily reignite your crowdfunding drive.

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      cRaZy-bisCuiT on

      Even though the stretch goal badge was made with some very poor Photoshop skills I'd still like to see those goals fullfilled. ;)

    4. Sir Eyeball on

      Nice 3 more dungeons. Now how close are we to the 1.7 mark with the paypal and your own store guys?

    5. Sleeperwaking on

      Yes! Three headed dungeon master is ours!

      @InXile Did you decide on whether to have any more add-ons?

    6. Nakano

      I hope the final budget is enough for the battle camera style that was shown in the In-Engine video.

    7. tarasis on

      That video had me giggling away. Great stuff. Going to share it in a moment.

    8. Bard to the Future on

      Wow that artwork is awesome!!!! Nice to see the RPG super team stretch goal!

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

      Wow we have made the £1.5 mil stretch goal :-) onwards and upwards guys!