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Developer- and Publisher-specific Articles: Bard’s Tale
After recently announcing that the original trilogy has been added as a tier reward for Bard’s Tale IV’s ongoing Kickstarter campaign, inXile has sent word that they’ve met their funding goal. During the weekend, pledges surpassed the $1.25 million mark. Upcoming stretch goals include an enhanced companion NPC system and two more CNPCs at $1.3 million and an enhanced crafting system at $1.35 million.
inXile is adding even more extras to the reward tiers for their ongoing Kickstarter campaign for The Bard’s Tale IV. Now, everyone who pledges at least $20 will receive the original trilogy for free: The Bard’s Tale, The Bard’s Tale II: The Destiny Knight, and The Bard’s Tale III: Thief of Fate. Emulated versions of the games will be sent to backers after the campaign has ended. The studio also announced that they have reached an agreement with Bard’s Tale III programmer Rebecca “Burger” Heineman to update the Apple IIGS versions of each to run on modern Windows and Mac PCs, which will also be free to backers.
inXile has hit a bit of a Bard’s Tale stride lately. Not only has the 2004 version been released for the Mac, complete with saved-game compatibility with the iOS release, but the latter has also received a healthy update. With the latest patch, which includes Bard’s Tale 3, the iOS version now boasts not only the 2004 version but also the entire original Bard’s Tale Trilogy.