Bard's Gold is a challenging platformer that let's you explore eerie worlds in a quest for a Goblin that stole your gold. Help the Bard to overcome the dungeon’s many dangerous perils and use your new-found treasures to improve your character and to buy new weapons and gear!
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Positive (49 reviews) - 89% of the 49 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Aug 14, 2015

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“All-in-all, albeit it’s much slower paced than platform games of the modern era, Bard’s Gold is an absolute gem.”
9/10 – 3rd-Strike

“You need a copy of Bard’s Gold, period.”
95/100 – Fanboydestroy

“It also doesn't hurt that Bard's Gold controls extremely well too, with pixel-perfect leaps and strikes all made possible by the game's ultra-responsive feedback.”
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About This Game

Bard's Gold is a challenging platformer that let's you explore eerie worlds in a quest for a Goblin that stole your gold. Help the Bard to overcome the dungeon’s many dangerous perils and use your new-found treasures to improve your character and to buy new weapons and gear!


This game takes inspiration from early 90's platforming classics such as Rainbow Island, Rick Dangerous, Alex Kidd and Erik, which at the time were popular on the Amiga and consoles. Bard's Gold is slower paced than most current day platformers, but is extemely challenging. Players need to avoid enemies, traps and projectiles in order to progress. Being hit by any of them means instant death. Difficult puzzles and towering bosses will have to be overcome to reach the filthy goblin that stole the family treasure.

Key Features

  • Old school platforming experience - No tutorials or explanations how things should be done. Everything including the basic game mechanics must be figured out by yourself as you go.

  • Rogue-lite - Different layouts for each level is randomly chosen every playthrough. While getting the chance to memorize levels and get better at them, the "random level" system will keep your interest. With the gems you collect you will be able to upgrade your character on the Game Over screen. These upgrades are permanent and will help you on future playthroughs.

  • Extremely challenging, yet rewarding gameplay

  • Beautifully designed retro-inspired graphics

  • Gain powerful new abilities by finding skill books

  • Death will make you stronger

  • Solve intricate puzzles and defeat towering bosses

  • Full controller support

  • Steam achievements, leaderboards and trading cards

Lore

While I was adventuring, I got my saddle containing the legendary Bard's Gold stolen by a filthy goblin.
It has been my Family Treasure for generations...
I had to get it back at all costs! Giving chase to the burglar, I went through a portal that sent me to this strange world...
I must escape and return the Bard's Gold to where it belongs!

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • OS: Microsoft® Windows® XP / Vista / 7 / 8 / 10
    • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo or AMD Athlon 64 X2
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • Graphics: DirectX 9c-compatible graphics card with at least 256MB of video memory
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Storage: 250 MB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: OS X 10.7+
    • Processor: 2 Ghz
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • Graphics: Open GL capable with 256mb
    • Storage: 250 MB available space
    Minimum:
    • Processor: 2Ghz
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • Graphics: Open GL capable with 256mb
    • Storage: 250 MB available space
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