The Tale Continues
David Rogers here.
The time has finally come to, once again, answer the call to adventure and save Skara Brae. Huzzah! The Bard's Tale IV: Barrows Deep is a real work of passion; not just by our team, but by you, our backers. Thank you all for helping us to further the Bard's Tale legacy. This game wouldn't exist if it weren't for your initial and continued support.
Hello Adventures of Caith!
Jeff Pellegrin, Producer, here. I want to personally thank you all for continue support and patience for The Bard’s Tale IV.
What an amazing experience developing The Bard’s Tale IV: Barrows Deep has been. I believe we made some excellent development choices, and produced a title full of great design elements, content, and amazing assets in art, sound, and music.
I want to reiterate my thanks for everyone who participated in the forums, alpha and beta tests. Your feedback, comments, suggestions, and issues reported were all vital elements in the production process. Please keep them coming post launch!
Again, thank you all for bringing the the Bard back!
Jeff “Pacatus” Pellegrin
Accessing Your Backer Goods
Hi everyone, QA Lead Daniel Dean here just to wish all of you well and provide some information on how to access your digital goods. We have sent you emails from our backer site CrowdOx requesting you specify your choice of Steam or GOG.com key. Once specified, you will receive your key through email.
The game key you receive is for the Standard Edition of the game regardless of what tier you backed at. All your other extras will be available for download from CrowdOx, we have begun sending those emails and you should receive those some time today.
In terms of accessing your in-game items, the "Bardic Brian Skin" PDF comes with instructions on how to activate those items in your game.
We hope you enjoy The Bard’s Tale IV: Barrows Deep!
The Voices on the Street
As we've been waiting to for the reviews to come in, we've gotten some feedback from some press that we wanted to share here. Since they couldn't be too detailed, they made it up by being especially declarative.
"The Bard's Tale does a great job of taking a modern approach while not losing its roots and old school charm. The voiced dialog, ambient sounds, and chatter of NPCs help create a very immersive adventure." - RPGamer
"'Bard's Tale IV' feels like a mix between such games as 'Legend of Grimrock' or very old 'Eye of the Beholder' series and early installments of 'The Elder Scrolls' franchise, particularly 'Arena' and to some extent - 'Daggerfall'. We have more freedom if compared to traditional crawlers, we are not doing the tango dance when fighting and we can do more things other than looking for that dagger +1 and that one pesky switch."- Gamezilla
and our personal favorite,
"It's a goddamn masterpiece." - ReviewFix/Old School Gamer Magazine
As the team was working some crazy hours to get the game ready, these comments were inspiration for us to keep going. For all the voices that we heard, though, the most important ones to be heard are yours, and today, we get to finally share with you this game that you helped empower us to create. We hope you like it, and we thank you for being a part of this amazing journey to bring back The Bard's Tale. Enjoy the game and welcome back to Skara Brae! You've been missed!