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New Bard's Tale site.  The original plan was to copy everything from the old site, but health problems have gotten in the way.  Hopefully, the archive site will remain available for some time.

Recent Bard's Tale News

  • Bard's Tale IV Kickstarter From the creators of Wasteland 2 and Torment: Tides of Numenera comes The Bard’s Tale IV. Thirty years ago, The Bard’s Tale put Brian Fargo and Interplay on the map and launched a storied career crafting some of the most beloved cRPGs in gaming history.Today, we return to Skara Brae for the long-awaited dungeon-crawling sequel to the Bard’s Tale trilogy -- the games that helped define the genre.A single-player, party-based role-playing game, rich in exploration and combat Dungeons filled not just with dangerous fights but with challenging puzzles and devious riddles Dynamic phase-based combat, where the pace of battle is animated and fluid, but still gives you time to think ...
    Posted Jun 13, 2015, 6:10 AM by Troy Cheek
  • Ybarra's Magical Moon Exploration Game? Joe Ybarra has founded a new independent studio, Joe Got Game, and has turned to crowdfunding for a passion project called Shackleton Crater.  If the name sounds familiar, check out your spell list for the old Bard's Tale games.  Ybarra was one of the founding members of Electronic Arts which published Bard's Tale, M.U.L.E., and countless other classic games from my childhood.  This project will only be funded if at least $700,000 is pledged by Wednesday Apr 10, 9:02pm EDT.
    Posted Mar 17, 2013, 6:04 PM by Troy Cheek
  • Bard's Tale IV: Prototype Footage Kenneth Kully of the Ultima Codex was recently granted permission to dig through the digital archives of EA subsidiary Mythic Entertainment. Two days ago, he informed me that he had found in it a very strange video.We know that Mythic Entertainment are the caretakers of Ultima Online and the entire Ultima legacy at EA. As such, they have inherited materials that originally belonged to Origin before that company's final shutdown in 2004. We also know that back in 1998, Brian Fargo had not yet recovered the rights to Bard's Tale, which he eventually used to make his own modern take on the series, 2004's The Bard's Tale. So, did Origin set out to create their ...
    Posted Mar 17, 2013, 5:37 PM by Troy Cheek
  • Bt Builder - Bard's Tale Construction Set Remake I've been working on a Bard's Tale Construction Set remake. It's entirely open source. There is no editor at the moment. It is still missing a handful of features of the old BTCS when playing a game and the sample game at the moment doesn't really have much to it. It is called Bt Builder. It can be found at: Dennis Payne dulsi@identicalsoftware.comBt Builder is an open source implementation of the Bard's Tale Construction Set. The eventual goal is to make a game builder that can implement the three main Bard's Tale games in addition to Construction Set games. Other possible extensions include Wasteland and Dragon Wars ...
    Posted Oct 3, 2012, 9:11 AM by Troy Cheek
  • Matt Chat 154: Jennell on Coleco, Adam, and Bard's Tale IV From: Matt Barton I'm back this week with part 2 of my interview with Jennell Jaquays. This week, we turn to her time at Coleco during the early 80s, when she worked on a prototype that I'm sure Mr. Bill L. would love to get his hands on--an RPG that combined two "hot" techs of the time--bar codes and speech chips. It never materialized, but it sounds amazing. Jennell also describes why the ADAM was a failure from an engineering perspective. Next, we turn to Bard's Tale IV, and get a look behind-the-scenes of what would have been the most ambitious Bard's Tale game ever. I was interested to know that it ...
    Posted Jun 29, 2012, 2:08 PM by Troy Cheek
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