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Monday, June 4, 2012
 
The Bard's Tale Released For Mac
6:00 AM | Cord Kruse | Comment on this story

InXile Entertainment has announced The Bard's Tale for Mac is now available in the Mac App Store. This version of the title is the modern comic RPG, currently also available for iOS in the App Store. The Mac version includes saved game compatibility and sharing with iOS devices through iCloud for Mac OS X Lion.

"We’ve had many requests for a Mac version of The Bard’s Tale over the years and I am happy to make this our first Mac game from inXile," said Brian Fargo, CEO of inXile Entertainment.

You are the Bard, a selfish rogue weary of pointless sub-quests and rat-infested cellars. Through magical song you summon characters to join you in battle, heal your party, and take damage on your behalf. Ready your weapon as you embark on a quest for coin and cleavage!
Prepare to immerse yourself in over 20-30 hours of adventure, featuring:

  • 50 enemy types (not counting bosses!)
  • A vast world to explore with towns, wild forests, rivers, castles, towers, secret dungeons, snowy mountains, caverns, haunted tombs and more
  • A full cast of bizarre NPC’s
  • Over a dozen special boss enemies to defeat
  • 16 magical characters to discover and then summon at will to aid you
  • Over 150 unique items of weaponry, armor, instruments, tokens, artifacts and loot!
  • More Song & Dance numbers than any other game, including a zombie dance-off!
  • Over 14 hours of outstanding voice-acting from top Hollywood talent, including Cary Elwes (The Princess Bride) as the Bard, and the inimitable Tony Jay as the Narrator
But wait! That’s not all! Enjoy these great new additions to the original PC version:

New Features:

  • Autosave—option to save automatically when you near a save-book in game.
  • iCloud Saves*—option to save to iCloud, enables sharing saves across all your Mac installations and your iOS devices (iPhone and iPad).
  • Time-Savers*—optional in-app purchases are available to pump up your Bard and save you time! (Note: All such items are attainable through normal game-play, with time and persistence, just as in the original console release.)
  • Full Screen Toggle—Cmd+F toggles between windowed and full screen view.
  • Supports USB gamepads and sticks for controllers in addition to mouse/keyboard.
  • Adaptive Rendering—displays at full native monitor resolution with user-accessible performance options**.

Minimum System Requirements:

  • OS X 10.6.6 or higher (10.7 required for some features*)
  • 3.6GB Hard disk space
    * OS X 10.7 required for iCloud Saves and Time-Savers (in-app purchase) features.
    * * Lowering display resolution may be required for best performance on some pre mid 2007 Mac models.
The Bard's Tale is available now for $9.99.

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