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Brian Fargo Wants to Buy Interplay

blueturtle13blueturtle13 Member LegendaryPosts: 11,019

I'm asked what would we do if Bard's Tale 4 PC is a big hit.

How about this stretch goal.  I will attempt to buy Interplay back if we manage to sell over 2 million units in the first 18 months.

@wouldntthatbeawesome

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  • alkarionlogalkarionlog Member RarePosts: 1,699
    edited September 17

    I'm asked what would we do if Bard's Tale 4 PC is a big hit.

    How about this stretch goal.  I will attempt to buy Interplay back if we manage to sell over 2 million units in the first 18 months.

    @wouldntthatbeawesome

      and what make you think they would sell it? or if they sell they would let go the Ips? looks more a waste of time
    Post edited by alkarionlog on
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  • laseritlaserit Member EpicPosts: 5,589
    The first LoTR game I ever played was from Interplay

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  • KyleranKyleran Member LegendaryPosts: 30,409

    I'm asked what would we do if Bard's Tale 4 PC is a big hit.

    How about this stretch goal.  I will attempt to buy Interplay back if we manage to sell over 2 million units in the first 18 months.

    @wouldntthatbeawesome

      and what make you think they would sell it? or if they sell they would let go the Ips? looks more a waste of time
    It's not worth much these days outside of the name. 

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  • blueturtle13blueturtle13 Member LegendaryPosts: 11,019
    Kyleran said:

    I'm asked what would we do if Bard's Tale 4 PC is a big hit.

    How about this stretch goal.  I will attempt to buy Interplay back if we manage to sell over 2 million units in the first 18 months.

    @wouldntthatbeawesome

      and what make you think they would sell it? or if they sell they would let go the Ips? looks more a waste of time
    It's not worth much these days outside of the name. 
    Dragon Wars, Earthworm Jim, Sacrifice, Kingpin and many more 

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  • KyleranKyleran Member LegendaryPosts: 30,409
    Kyleran said:

    I'm asked what would we do if Bard's Tale 4 PC is a big hit.

    How about this stretch goal.  I will attempt to buy Interplay back if we manage to sell over 2 million units in the first 18 months.

    @wouldntthatbeawesome

      and what make you think they would sell it? or if they sell they would let go the Ips? looks more a waste of time
    It's not worth much these days outside of the name. 
    Dragon Wars, Earthworm Jim, Sacrifice, Kingpin and many more 
    The question is do they still own them?

    On September 7, 2016, a press release was published on Nasdaq Newswire reporting that Interplay will be selling their library of intellectual properties, including video game assets. The sale included 70 titles and "dozens of characters." Investment firm Wedbush Securities is orchestrating the sale.[34]


    "I should run a marathon backwards. So I could see what second place look like" Royce da 5'9"

    "I need to finish" - Christian Wolff: The Accountant

    Just trying to live long enough to play a new, released MMORPG, back in EVE until then

    Fools find no pleasure in understanding, but delight in airing their own opinions. Pvbs 18:2, NIV

    Don't just play games, inhabit virtual worlds™

    "This is the most intelligent, well qualified and articulate response to a post I have ever seen on these forums. It's a shame most people here won't have the attention span to read past the second line." - Anon






  • blueturtle13blueturtle13 Member LegendaryPosts: 11,019
    Kyleran said:
    Kyleran said:

    I'm asked what would we do if Bard's Tale 4 PC is a big hit.

    How about this stretch goal.  I will attempt to buy Interplay back if we manage to sell over 2 million units in the first 18 months.

    @wouldntthatbeawesome

      and what make you think they would sell it? or if they sell they would let go the Ips? looks more a waste of time
    It's not worth much these days outside of the name. 
    Dragon Wars, Earthworm Jim, Sacrifice, Kingpin and many more 
    The question is do they still own them?

    On September 7, 2016, a press release was published on Nasdaq Newswire reporting that Interplay will be selling their library of intellectual properties, including video game assets. The sale included 70 titles and "dozens of characters." Investment firm Wedbush Securities is orchestrating the sale.[34]


    Yep Brian stated on twitter the titles mentioned  are included with company, hence his interest. 

    Dragon Wars, Earthworm Jim, Sacrifice, Kingpin and many more 

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  • blueturtle13blueturtle13 Member LegendaryPosts: 11,019
    Kyleran said:
    Kyleran said:

    I'm asked what would we do if Bard's Tale 4 PC is a big hit.

    How about this stretch goal.  I will attempt to buy Interplay back if we manage to sell over 2 million units in the first 18 months.

    @wouldntthatbeawesome

      and what make you think they would sell it? or if they sell they would let go the Ips? looks more a waste of time
    It's not worth much these days outside of the name. 
    Dragon Wars, Earthworm Jim, Sacrifice, Kingpin and many more 
    The question is do they still own them?

    On September 7, 2016, a press release was published on Nasdaq Newswire reporting that Interplay will be selling their library of intellectual properties, including video game assets. The sale included 70 titles and "dozens of characters." Investment firm Wedbush Securities is orchestrating the sale.[34]


    One thing of note is some of the IP's have been sold but as of 2018 not many have been sold. 

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  • alkarionlogalkarionlog Member RarePosts: 1,699
    Kyleran said:
    Kyleran said:

    I'm asked what would we do if Bard's Tale 4 PC is a big hit.

    How about this stretch goal.  I will attempt to buy Interplay back if we manage to sell over 2 million units in the first 18 months.

    @wouldntthatbeawesome

      and what make you think they would sell it? or if they sell they would let go the Ips? looks more a waste of time
    It's not worth much these days outside of the name. 
    Dragon Wars, Earthworm Jim, Sacrifice, Kingpin and many more 
    The question is do they still own them?

    On September 7, 2016, a press release was published on Nasdaq Newswire reporting that Interplay will be selling their library of intellectual properties, including video game assets. The sale included 70 titles and "dozens of characters." Investment firm Wedbush Securities is orchestrating the sale.[34]


    One thing of note is some of the IP's have been sold but as of 2018 not many have been sold. 
    yeah just the important ones, with would be worth to buy the company back, most of this games even before they selling it was already getting dusk in the shelfs
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  • AlBQuirkyAlBQuirky Member RarePosts: 4,430
    Kyleran said:

    I'm asked what would we do if Bard's Tale 4 PC is a big hit.

    How about this stretch goal.  I will attempt to buy Interplay back if we manage to sell over 2 million units in the first 18 months.

    @wouldntthatbeawesome

      and what make you think they would sell it? or if they sell they would let go the Ips? looks more a waste of time
    It's not worth much these days outside of the name. 
    Dragon Wars, Earthworm Jim, Sacrifice, Kingpin and many more 
    I've never heard of Dragon Wars or Kingpin. I've heard of Earthworm Jim and own a copy of Sacrifice (GoG sale freebie), but not yet played it. It may be my ignorance, but how "valuable" are these old titles/IPs?
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  • MadFrenchieMadFrenchie Member LegendaryPosts: 6,288
    edited September 17
    In tiny print under Fargo's statement:

    ". . . By offering them $1,500 and a signed picture of my poodle.  I said I would try!"
    Post edited by MadFrenchie on
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  • blueturtle13blueturtle13 Member LegendaryPosts: 11,019
    AlBQuirky said:
    Kyleran said:

    I'm asked what would we do if Bard's Tale 4 PC is a big hit.

    How about this stretch goal.  I will attempt to buy Interplay back if we manage to sell over 2 million units in the first 18 months.

    @wouldntthatbeawesome

      and what make you think they would sell it? or if they sell they would let go the Ips? looks more a waste of time
    It's not worth much these days outside of the name. 
    Dragon Wars, Earthworm Jim, Sacrifice, Kingpin and many more 
    I've never heard of Dragon Wars or Kingpin. I've heard of Earthworm Jim and own a copy of Sacrifice (GoG sale freebie), but not yet played it. It may be my ignorance, but how "valuable" are these old titles/IPs?
    Dragon Wars 2 would be an epic thing to see but for sure the 'value' of these IPs are secondary I think to what Brian wants. Which is his company back. 
    AlBQuirky

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  • DMKanoDMKano Member LegendaryPosts: 19,021
    2 million units in 18 months - seems awfully  ambitious to me.
    AlBQuirky
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