A downloadable game for Windows, macOS, and Linux

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BARD HARDER!
is a tabletop-inspired visual novel game about saving your friends from the Big Bad Evil Guy by using your strongest weapon: romance! So brush up on your pick-up lines and prepare some sexy tunes…what’s the worst that could happen?



♥ MULTIPLE ENDINGS ♥

Unlock different endings and achievements based on how well you flirt!
Unique story paths make the game different with each playthrough.

♥ NEW FRIENDS ♥

Make friends with Alden, Nia, and Presley, your three TTRPG buds.

♥ ORIGINAL MUSIC ♥

An original soundtrack crafted for BARD HARDER! Features three magical Bard Songs, written in the three genres of music: Power Ballad, Lullaby, and Polka. 

♥ A COMPLETE NARRATIVE EXPERIENCE ♥ 

A self-contained, 30 minute story that takes you from rivals to romance.

♥ LOADS OF ORIGINAL ART ♥

NINE unique characters.
Hang out with them and flirt with all of them even?? I wouldn’t judge

♥ EAT HOT CHIP, BE GAY ♥

Self-explanatory


- Here's a song about why YOU should play BARD HARDER! - 

(To be sung to the tune of Bonnie Tyler's 'Total Eclipse of the Heart')

(Play this game)

Every now and then you get a little bit lonely ‘cause
You don’t have real life friends

(Play this game)

Every now and then you get a little bit tired
Of playing all those other VN’s

(Play this game)

Every now and then you get a little bit nervous
That the best of all the games have been played

(Play this game)

Every now and then you get a little bit bored, and then
It’s time to play this bard game we made 

(Play this game, wise guy)

Every now and then your eyes are hearts

(Play this game, wise guy)

Every nOW AND THEN YOUR EYES ARE HEARTS 

So you need to PLAY this GAME
So you can seDUCE a SKELLY
And life will never BE the SAME
Everyone will be SO JELLY

If the answers you pick are all rIGHT
When you play him a SONG

You can even save your friends, and maybe the day
YOU’RE FLIRTING WITH THE DARK LORD SO WHAT MORE CAN I SAY
(WHAT MORE CAN I SAY)

I don’t know what to DO, this game will be your SPEED
It even has a CATGIRL SO WHAT MORE DO YOU NEED!!?!! 

DOWNLOAD AND PLAY IT TONIGHT!??!!
IT’S ONLY 1.99!!!
IT’S ONLY ONe ninety nine……….

Once upon a time, love was terribly tough…
Now you’ll see it isn’t so hard… 

There’s nothin’ more to say

Just put your lips on a Bard


Writing and Music by Ethan Ness
Art and Design by Alex M. Lee

Purchase

Buy Now$1.99 USD or more

In order to download this game you must purchase it at or above the minimum price of $1.99 USD. You will get access to the following files:

BardHarder-1.0-pc.zip 166 MB
BardHarder-1.0-mac.zip 149 MB
BardHarder-1.0-linux.tar.bz2 154 MB

Development log

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(+1)

Honestly I would pay for this game even if it was garbage just for the trailer song alone. But thankfully, the game does not suck, it is charming and delightful! Absolutely brilliant, 10/10 would bard again

(+2)

Okay,  I buy, song convinced me!

(+7)

Well made game with great music and art. I became so good at flirting I made a skeleton blush.