inXile Entertainment is a video game developer formed in late 2002 by Brian Fargo, a founder of Interplay Productions (known for games such as Fallout, The Bard's Tale, and Wasteland). The company is located in Newport Beach, California.
While pitching his idea for a "snarky" version of the classic fantasy role-playing game The Bard's Tale at the Electronic Entertainment Expo, Brian commented that he felt as though he was in exile — hence the company's name. After assembling a team, he directed work on the new The Bard's Tale — now a console-style action adventure game based on the Baldur's Gate: Dark Alliance engine — throughout 2003.
On December 20, 2006, it was announced that InXile Entertainment gained console rights for the game Line Rider. It was expected to be released on Nintendo's Wii console and the Nintendo DS in Spring 2007. The games did not make that release date, however.
The company claims to be planning a "next gen action adventure" game that has not yet been named. On March 20, 2007, Codemasters announced a new criminal/bank heist action game titled HEI$T. InXile Entertainment is attached as the developer so this game may be the unnamed "next gen action adventure" game revelation. HEI$T was cancelled in early 2010, however.
Games by InXile Entertainment
- The Bard's Tale (2004)
- Line Rider (2008) (console rights only)
- HEI$T (2010) (cancelled)
- Fantastic Contraption (2008) (iPhone/iPodTouch)
- Super Stacker (2009) (iPhone/iPodTouch)
- Super Stacker 2 (2009) (iPhone/iPodTouch)
- Shape Shape (2009) (iPhone/iPodTouch)
- Super Stacker Party (2010) (PSN)
- Hunted: The Demon's Forge (2010) (PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, PC)
- The Wasteland Ranger HQ-Grid Front Desk
- GET IN, GET OUT, AND GET AWAY WITH THE CASH AS CODEMASTERS ANNOUNCES HEI$T.. Codemasters (20 March 2007). Retrieved on 2007-03-20