Monthly Archives: February 2014

Jorvik Viking Festival

Versus Evil, an independent game publisher and Stoic, an independent game development company, today announced that they have partnered with the JORVIK Viking Centre, to present the award winning indie game The Banner Saga at the JORVIK Viking Festival 2014 in York in the United Kingdom. From Thursday February 20th through to Saturday 22nd February (10.00am – 5.00pm), visitors will get a chance to experience Norse mythology first hand at The Banner Saga interactive marquee on Parliament Street, York. The Viking Festival runs from February 15th – 23rd.

As well as experiencing The Banner Saga hands-on on one of four demo stations, visitors will be able to get a special discount code, which they can redeem through the digital download service Steam, and have the opportunity to randomly win a spot prize if they come dressed as a warrior of Norse Mythology.

For more details about the Jorvik Viking Festical 2014 please visit: http://jorvik-viking-centre.co.uk/

By |February 11th, 2014|News|Comments Off on Jorvik Viking Festival|

A Heartfelt Thank You

The three of us at Stoic want to give a heart-felt thank you to all the fans who have supported us by playing The Banner Saga. We’ve gotten so many messages about personal experiences with the game that we’ve been quite honestly blown away. We didn’t set out to make a game for everybody, but the people who like it have been incredibly, overwhelmingly supportive, far beyond what we had expected.

Aside from the relief that comes with knowing that we’ll be able to keep working at Stoic for a long time to come, what has been really rewarding is the individuals who write to us saying things like “No game has ever been more worthy of the title ‘Saga’. A saga is something epic, something that will linger in the minds and memories of people for years to come. For that is what The Banner Saga is, a little slice of perfection that nobody else can spoil.” I can’t tell you how validating and important that has been to us. To each of you who have supported us to make this journey become a reality: thank you.

The feedback we’ve gotten from players and reviewers have really been taken to heart. We’ve already put out the first patch fixing issues reported by players about bugs and balance and after a short hiatus we’ll be coming back to work on the next game in the trilogy. If there’s one complaint we’ve heard over and over, it’s that the story isn’t done.

In short, we couldn’t ask for more, thanks to you.

-Alex, John and Arnie

By |February 6th, 2014|News|Comments Off on A Heartfelt Thank You|

Videri Viking Video

The Videri String Quartet have released a music video and their inspiration was The Banner Saga. Composed by Austin Wintory, arranged by David Peacock, & performed by Videri String Quartet.

The Videri String Quartet created this video after hearing the soundtrack by Austin Wintory as well as seeing the game setting. Vikings, violins, and video seem to make a great combo!

While Stoic had no involvement with the video and it’s not anything official from us we would love to see more fan created videos like this or more awesome artwork for our banner contest that is ongoing at www.creatingthebanner.com .

The Videri String Quartet sent us a list of everyone who worked on the project including the little ones!

Performed by Videri String Quartet
Violin I, Aubrey Holmes
Violin II, Renee Spadey
Viola, Roselie Samter
Cello, Jeremiah Barcus

Vikings:
Tricia Clark Gilly
Mike McWatters
Gene Taylor
Sean Pennington
Solari Mahirimah
Mogley Samter
Karen Samter
Rosie Samter
Weezil Samter
Joan M. Syverson
Anthony “Bob” Barker
Brian “Snowy” Vandegrift
Travis Holbrook
Sprague the Insane
Natalie Erikson
Michael Lancaster

Little Vikings:
Liam Dellwo
Naomi Dellwo

Special thanks to Austin Wintory & Weezil Samter. They played huge roles in making this video happen! From all us at Stoic – you folks all did great. Thanks for sharing this with us!

You can also purchase the track via http://www.loudr.fm/release/the-banner-saga/raA7p

By |February 5th, 2014|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Videri Viking Video|