Yes, I remember buying the Bard's Tale somewhere around Wizardry II or III.
Yep, Malor!! I remember that now. And another phrase that jumped out at me was "Latumapic.' (Can't remember what it meant, but at least I remember it!) <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/winkwink.gif" alt="" />
So, Nexoft developed Wizardry's Video games and Nintendo published them for their platform. And Sir-Tech developed all of the Wizardry Games for the PC (and MAC?). I do know that Sir-Tech's name is well respected within the industry. And for some reason, over the past year or so, there has been a lot of speculation about a re-release of The Bard's Tale but I don't know the specifics, i.e., will be a remake or an entirely new game (which I hope they don't do - it would ruin it, IMHO).
Well, Fuff, I certainly envy your job. Don't get me wrong, I love writing IF, designing its graphics and creating the old text-type games for the new PDAs, PocketPCs and wireless phone systems, but I've always wanted to be part of a team creating a unique and immersive RPG world.
*sigh* This trip down memory lane has spurred me on to load Wizardry I, Proving Ground of the Mad Overlord (see? I remembered the name!!!) and play it again. I have the RPG Archives Collection (12 CDs that include all of the Wizardry games, some M&M and Ultima. You're right -- they are the games that made up the 'glory days'.
Faralas <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/mage.gif" alt="" />