inXile Entertainment is the company that is developing Hunted: The Demon's Forge.
inXile was formed in late 2002 by Brian Fargo, a founder of Interplay Productions (known for games such as Carmageddon, Fallout, The Bard's Tale (1985 video game), and Wasteland). Brian Fargo was also the creator of the original Demon's Forge 1981 game for Apple II. The company is located in Newport Beach, California.
In 2003 Fargo acquired the rights to the Wasteland title, and indicated several times that he wants to make a new Wasteland game.
While pitching his idea for a "snarky" version of the classic fantasy role-playing game The Bard's Tale (1985 video game) 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 (2004 video game) — now a console-style action adventure game based on the Baldur's Gate: Dark Alliance engine — throughout 2003.
The new Bard's Tale was released for the PlayStation 2 (PS2) and (Xbox) in October 2004, with a Microsoft Windows version following in 2005.
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.
Games by InXile Entertainment
- The Bard's Tale (2004)
- Line Rider (2008)
- HEI$T (cancelled)
- Hunted: The Demon's Forge (2010)
- Wasteland 2 (unconfirmed)