InXile has revealed new Kickstarter stretch goals for The Bard’s Tale IV in the form of extra design help from Fallout and Planescape designers Chris Avellone and Colin McComb.
Studio CEO Brian Fargo announced the news on the game’sKickstarter page, explaining McComb and Avellone will be brought on if funding hits $1.7m and $1.9m respectively.
"I’m pleased that both Chris and Colin may come aboard Bard’s Tale 4 for extra design," Fargo said. "We are in the final weeks of the campaign and have assembled an all-star cast of writing, design, art and music. Now it’s a matter of how many more people join our campaign to build these glorious RPGs."
"I owe my career to seeing Bard’s Tale II on a Commodore 64 at a friend’s house. When I saw the streets of Skara Brae up and running (gasp – in simulated 3D! And in color!), I suddenly realized I didn’t have to be the game master all the time in order to get my RPG fix, there was finally someone out there who had done the formidable job of creating a digital dungeon master for RPG aficionados with the same amount of lazy players as I had," Avellone added.
"So I have Brian Fargo to thank three times – first for the game itself (and all the Interplay RPGs I played to follow, including Bard’s Tale 1, Bard’s Tale 3, and Wasteland), second, for hiring me at Interplay, and third, for asking me to be a part of Bard’s Tale 4 – with your support, I hope we can make it happen."
The Bard’s Tale IV has alreadysurpassed its funding goalof $1.25m last month, with fudning currently sitting just shy of $1.4m with still 8 days remaining in the campaign.