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Bard's Gold

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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
LoreWhile 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!
Release date
Erdem Sen
Erdem Sen t/a Erdem Sen
Erdem Sen, Pixel Lantern
Age rating
0+ Everyone

System requirements for Linux

  • Processor: 2Ghz
  • Memory: 512 MB RAM
  • Graphics: Open GL capable with 256mb
  • Storage: 250 MB available space

System requirements for PC

  • 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

System requirements for macOS

  • OS: OS X 10.7+
  • Processor: 2 Ghz
  • Memory: 512 MB RAM
  • Graphics: Open GL capable with 256mb
  • Storage: 250 MB available space
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Last Modified: Sep 17, 2019

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Bard's Gold reviews and comments

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Microsoft from Deutsch
Finally, it's Here! I have been following the Game since the Alpha and can only recommend it to others! The Monsters are varied and beautifully designed. There are Secrets, hidden Doors and difficult Bosses. In heavier retro mode, you can get really nostalgic as it is reminiscent of the 2D platformers of old =) By the fact that the Upgrades you unlock during the Game are permanent and make you get better and better motivates you to keep playing! Also due to the high Addictive Factor: Absolutely recommended!
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Unfortunately, I don't have a Gamepad for the PC though, if I were to plug one in, the Sense Of Nostalgia would be perfect. The Monsters are wonderfully different, the Dying Is used to fruity and the Addictive Factor enormous. The Graphics have been stylishly realistic with Attention to Detail and the Music and Effects for a small Indie game exceptionally good and varied. If you are no longer used to the dying and Of-before-start in Games, you should leave your Fingers off it. Otherwise, however, it is very misdeble. I'm Proud as Osca defeated the first Boss to have excited to see what still awaits me ...
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A nice Game for In Between: Bard's Gold is very reminiscent of times gone By, but still a lot of Fun. The Gameplay principle consists of running through different Levels and finding the Key for the Door. Of course, one is hindered by various Opponents and has to avoid Traps. The Jewels you collect in each Round can be invested in Upgrades that gradually make your Life easier after the Game. Thus, over time, what looked very difficult at first becomes easier and easier. For People who like Challenges, there are also correspondingly Higher levels of Difficulty, whereby the Game itself does not get forcibly white heavier. Only the Number of Lives and Checkpoints are reduced to 0. Those who like on a slightly more sophisticated Platformer with influences of Roguu Games are definitely Golfing here.
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So now I already have 7 Hours under my Belt at Bard's Gold. It's crisp heavy but always Fair. There are places where you notice that the Developer has built them in with a Smile. You always have to be careful and not be distracted. I often cursed about myself because I didn't pay attention. The one after the final life can invest the remaining Gems in Improvements is a great Motivation and helps gradually to get further for Players who might play such games less often. I've already found one or the other Secret. This one Jump passage in which these annoying little boys push you ever down was difficult but also quite entertaining. I can fully recommend this Game To anyone who loves Platformer. Just make Sure that there are One Hit kills And therefore you have to be extra careful.
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