Rare Gems of Crowdfunding: The Bard's Tale IV
Developer: inExile Entertainment
Ok, I might be a little biased about this one. Over my years of gaming, the Bards Tale has been a staple in my RPG diet. The most recent one, I've bought on Playstation, Xbox, Android, and both on Steam and Gog. Yeah I know I might be a bit fanatical. I hopped that they would make a fourth and this past year they announced what I had hoped.
From the creators of Wasteland 2 and Torment: Tides of Numenera comes the long awaited sequel to the Bard's Tale trilogy. This new chapter in the series comes after 30 years of memorable adventures. Co-funded through fans and inXile the game raised $1.5 Million of its $1.25 Million goal.
While Bard's Tale IV is early in development it is well on it's way to meeting every one of their goals. I have faith in inXile to deliver a wonderful story filled with tongue and cheek humor, sarcasm and more one liners than a Bruce Campbell movie.
About the Author
Benjamin "Foghladha" Foley
Benjamin founded the Gaiscioch Social Gaming Community in 2001 and has since been the founder & activities director for this well known community. His role has gone beyond just running the Gaming Community and now includes running the Athletics Program in Portland, Oregon, as well as acting as the Managing Editor of the Gaiscioch Magazine, and is the Lead Producer on the Gaiscioch Livestream Productions. Additionally he networks with game developers to form relationships between Gaiscioch and development studios.
His experience in publishing dates back to helping his Grandparents who operated a printing press for over 40 years. In high school and college Benjamin excelled in journalism and played an active part in the school newspaper. Benjamin currently works full time as the director of technology for a franchise trade publication & education company.