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The Bard's Tale: Tales of the Unknown (1985) Game Information

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Interplay Entertainment


Electronic Arts


Role Playing (RPG) (Dungeon Crawler, Turn-Based RPG)


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  Nelson Schneider
Nelson Schneider
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07/05/2021 (2 of 2 found this helpful)

Tard’s Bale

Way back in 1985, while I was still watching “Sesame Street” and “Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood,” and getting ready to start Kindergarten, older Gen X nerds were consorting with the Devil, playing Dungeons & Dragons, and those with the technical exposure were turning such experiences into the first cRPGs – Computerized Role-Playing Games. By the time “The Bard’s Tale: Tales of the Unknown” (“BT1”) was developed by Interplay and published by the embryonic Electronic Arts, cRPGs had been happening in the PC space for over 5 years already, beginning with the efforts of Origin founder, Richard Garriott, and his “Akalabeth: World of Doom” and ‘Ultima’ franchise. CRPGs in the console space were not far behind, with the original “Dragon Quest” shifting paradigms to b...

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