The Bard's Tale Hits Steam, Officially

We already reported that The Bard's Tale was up on Valve's Steam service, but now we have a press release straight from inXile Entertainment to make it official.

inXile entertainment brings the beloved Bard to a new generation of fans via online digital download on the Steam network!

Newport Beach, Calif. December 14, 2009 inXile entertainment is excited to re-release The Bards Tale directly to PC players via the Steam network. Originally released on Xbox, PlayStation 2, and Windows XP in 2004, the game now supports Windows Vista as well.

The Bards Taleâ„¢ is a fantasy action/role-playing game in which the player assumes the role of the Bard, a sardonic and opportunistic musician and adventurer, who cares not about saving the world, but just might.if provided enough coin and cleavage to keep him interested along the way! The game features a unique (Snarky or Nice) conversation system which allows choosing the Bard's tone with the characters he encounters, but has the Bard constantly surprising and amusing the player with the outrageous things he says!

(IGN recognized The Bard's Tale in its Best of 2004 awards with '˜Best Game No One Played', and it's so true! Everyone that played it loved the humor and enjoyed the game, but it was released against some huge titles back then so it was largely overlooked. The Steam network is giving this gem of a game a chance to entertain new players and folks that may have missed it the first time around.) says Brian Fargo, founder and CEO of inXile entertainment.

The Bard's Tale has been lauded in numerous reviews for its well spun story, biting humor and laugh-out-loud moments delivered with outstanding voice acting from Cary Elwes (The Princess Bride) as the Bard, and the distinctive baritone of Tony Jay as the sarcastic Narrator.

About Sparkworkz and inXile entertainment, inc.
Located in Newport Beach, California, inXile entertainment is a game development company that focuses on both licensed and original intellectual properties. Formed in late 2002 by Interplay Entertainment founder Brian Fargo, inXile entertainment develops for personal computers and the major console platforms including the Nintendo Wii, Nintendo DS, PLAYSTATION3 (PS3) computer entertainment system, Xbox 360 video game system from Microsoft, and the iPhone and iPod Touch. In May 2008, inXile announced their Sparkworkz division which runs a growing network of online games and user-generated content. Their products include Line Riderâ„¢, Super Stacker 2â„¢, Shape Shapeâ„¢, and Fantastic Contraptionâ„¢. For additional information about Sparkworkz and inXile please visit