The Ballad Singer is an asymmetric adventure, inspired by RPGs and game books, where you can experience many dynamic stories. Forge the fate of Hesperia through the stories of four different adventurers in a fantasy world completely illustrated and narrated.
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What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

“Community support has a fundamental value for us. We want to improve and refine the game according to your feedback.”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“We have planned a big patch in November where we will complete the insertion of all the material in the game.
We have also planned a series of patches between September 2018 and February 2019, when we plan to release the final version of the game.”

How is the full version planned to differ from the Early Access version?

“The version in Early access will see the addition of different contents as illustrations and the missing finals of the narrative paths.”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“The Early Access version includes all narrative paths. Only the last decision-making junctions will be added between October and November. So, you can play several hours but you’ll have to wait for the patch to finish some stories. In that case, we suggest keeping the save files for when the endings will be implemented.
We prefer offering a game at 70% of the potential (we'll get to 100% in November), and add content at the end of the various decision-making paths during these two months. This way, you will have an optimal experience since the first hours of gameplay.”

Will the game be priced differently during and after Early Access?

“The price of the game will not change once Early Access ends.”

How are you planning on involving the Community in your development process?

“We will read all the open discussions and we will even create some to ask for your opinion.
If you have any problems do not hesitate to write in the forum, we will try to solve them in the next patch.”
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October 18

Update Early Access 1

What we are working on:

- Steam Achievements, at the moment we have entered 4/40 hidden achievements and for internal testing purposes only.

- Default and configurable keyboard commands. We are evaluating the feasibility of controller support.

- Demo, where Leon's prologue will be playable.

- Version with final game content (we are evaluating the best option to make it available in advance and let you try it).

- Interactive tutorial divided into two parts: basic commands and advanced "hidden" mechanics
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October 17

Patch notes Early Access 0.1.6

- Changed the behaviour of the choices with a lot of text. Now arrows appear automatically to manage the text.

- "Standard" mode description added.

- In the selection menu, the descriptions of the difficulties have been moved to the left. In addition, numerical values have been added.
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Reviews

“A great graphic adventure that will capture fans of role-playing games.”
8.2/10 – Gamodrome

“The Ballad Singer is a magnificient visual novel! The illustrations are exceptionally beautiful, and we are quickly transported into the world of the game!”
8/10 – Couple of Gamer

“We recommend the title to lovers of the RPG genre and graphic adventures and in general to anyone who wants to enjoy in peace a beautiful story told really well.”
8.4/10 – Games Village

About This Game

The Ballad Singer is an RPG/Graphic Adventure, set in a fantasy world completely controlled by the player's choices.

We've taken elements from game-books and visual novels to develop a videogame with an unprecedented format. TBS offers a fantasy story yet to be written, where the world changes and reacts to the player's actions. This will allow you to live up to 1700 stories and 40 different endings, your decisions will affect the way the tale unfolds. Every single development and subplot in the story is completely narrated and illustrated, even the smallest ones. In TBS, every choice is crucial.

  • Four heroes with different narrative developments
  • Asymmetric stories intertwining one to the other
  • During a single run with a character you will never face two fights alike
  • Your choices really matter, you can completely change the fate of the heroes through your decisions
  • Three degrees of challenge: deceive death and repeat mortal choices through powerful artefacts
  • Replayability: only by replaying TBS you will be able to discover the different decisional paths of each hero
  • Domino System: a choice in the first minutes of play could have strong repercussions throughout the course of the adventure
  • Fully narrated story, over 400,000 words and 40 hours of narration
  • More than 700 HD illustrations
  • Over 40 musical tracks
  • 400 different detailed deaths
  • Dying is part of the story, so there is no "Game Over". When a character you're playing as dies, you will play as a new hero, within the same story, in a different narrative path

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Mature Content Description

This Game may contain content not appropriate for all ages, or may not be appropriate for viewing at work: Nudity or Sexual Content, Frequent Violence or Gore, General Mature Content

System Requirements

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Mac OS X
    Minimum:
    • OS: 32-bit Windows 7, Windows 8.1, Windows 10
    • Processor: Intel Pentium 1.4GHz / AMD Athlon x4
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: On-board graphic card
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 3 GB available space
    • Sound Card: Standard on-board sound card
    Recommended:
    • OS: 64-bit Windows 7, Windows 8.1, Windows 10
    • Processor: Intel Core i3 / AMD a8
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX / Radeon HD 5850
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 3 GB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: Mac OS X 10.7
    • Processor: Intel Core i3
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Nvidia or Ati GPU with 512mb Memory
    • Storage: 3 GB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: Mac OS X 10.8+
    • Processor: 2011 or newer Intel Core i5
    • Memory: 6 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Nvidia or Ati GPU with 1GB Memory
    • Storage: 3 GB available space

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