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Crowdfunding site Fig launched by Double Fine, Obsidian and inXile heads

Former Double Fine COO Justin Bailey has teamed up with industry veterans Brian Fargo, Feargus Urquhart and Tim Schafer to launch Fig – a crowdfunding platform with investment options for backers. Funded by venture capital firm Spark Capital, Fig will focus solely on video game projects. The platform aims to …

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The Bard’s Tale IV adds Avellone, McComb to Kickstarter stretch goals

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 …

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The Bard’s Tale IV hits $1.25m Kickstarter goal

Inxile’s latest Kickstarter effort The Bard’s Tale IV has surpassed its $1.25m goal with weeks to spare. The upcoming game’s Kickstarter page currently displays more than $1.26m pledged from nearly 28,500 backers. All that, and the project still has 24 days until its conclusion – plenty of time to reach …

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Chris Avellone departs Obsidian

Fallout: New Vegas designer Chris Avellone has left Obsidian after 12 years with the company he co-founded. Avellone confirmed his departure earlier today on Twitter, though it’s not clear what his plans are moving forward. Beyond the Fallout series, Avellone is also known for his work on Planescape: Torment and …

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Is it game over for Kickstarter?

Power to the people,” John Lennon sang in 1971. It’s unlikely he was referring to video games – Pong wasn’t released until the following year – but the games industry certainly seems to have taken Lennon’s philosophy to heart 43 years later. Kickstarter is now synonymous with the crowdfunding trend …

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Brian Fargo confirms The Bard’s Tale IV in development for 2015 launch

InXile Entertainment’s Brian Fargo has confirmed The Bard’s Tale IV will launch this year. "It’s official.. And I’m very personally excited to be working on this. More details to follow," Fargo posted on Twitter alongside a logo of the upcoming title. Fargo wouldn’t get more specific than the 2015 release …

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Telling tales: The art of narrative in games

Storytelling is becoming increasingly important in the world of games as the medium continues to evolve. Craig Chapple talks with the industry’s leading writers on where strong narratives can take games in future

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