Silversword is a fantasy role-playing game created by Mario J. Gaida in 2010–2011. It was released for the iOS operating system on 13 January 2012 and is available for the Apple iPad and iPhone. Gaida modeled Silversword after the 1980s The Bard's Tale series of games, but provided a new storyline and plot. It retains the dungeon crawl character of the Bard's Tale series (first person party based play). It also integrates some of the mechanics of the original Dungeons & Dragons game, specifically, armor classes and the use of dice rolls (e.g., d20) to determine random factors within the game and will be instantly playable by anyone familiar with Ultima or Wizardry. Frequently updated, the game now offers an expansion, German and French translations, and an online discussion forum with announcements, tips and cheats, feature requests, etc.