“Bard's Gold is a platformer that’s suited for any gamer or just fans of the genre. It’s light in gameplay mechanics but it’s sufficiently packed with other stuff that keeps it interesting all the way through.” - 4.0/5.0 – Softpedia
“With tough gameplay, charming pixel art visuals and a very catchy soundtrack, Bard’s Gold is a thoroughly enjoyable retro platforming romp that will punish you for your mistakes, but also allow you to learn from them.” - ABG
“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.” - Gamewatcher
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 and Alex Kidd, 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.
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.
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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
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!