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Technical Blog #6 — Scaleform

By |April 26th, 2014|

John Watson has just posted his next tech blog on the forums.

“The wheels of console porting are turning steadily, but slowly. I am currently evaluating 3 different development organizations that can help us do the ports. The way our game code is structured is fairly esoteric, so finding the right people is a challenge. The task requires previous experience with a fairly specialized piece of technology (Scaleform). However, I am in discussions with some people with very strong backgrounds in that area.

Autodesk, the company that owns Scaleform, has been very responsive so far. We encountered some early problems doing [...]

Banner Contest — Winners Announced

By |April 10th, 2014|

A heartfelt thanks to everyone who submitted a design for The Banner Saga’s “Creating the Banner” art contest.  We were very impressed and humbled by the effort everyone made coming up with their designs to show support for the game and some of the results were fantastic.

Congratulations to the artists who’s designs were selected for the final community created banner.

1.       Katherine from Farmers Branch, Texas

2.       Jessie from Austin, Texas

3.       Anna from Massachusetts

4.       StandSure from Pittsburgh, PA

5.       Ian from Eureka, CA

6.       Chun-Chieh from San Deigo, CA

7.       Brian from Boise, Idaho

8.       Noah from Santa Rosa, CA

9.       Tyler from Seattle, WA

10.   [...]

Technical Blog #5 — Quality Assurance, Code & Ports

By |March 31st, 2014|

John Watson is back to work and has resumed his Tech Blog where he goes in to detail on some of the things he is working on. You can catch up with John by visiting our forums at http://stoicstudio.com/forum/showthread.php?3227.

The Banner Saga Stream

By |March 28th, 2014|

We’re happy to announce that we will be chatting with the hitbox team courtesy of Indie Game Mag on Monday Night (March 31st) starting at 6pm PST. Come join the channel and chat with us and the hitbox crew. We’ll be live at Indie Game Magazine.

You can also catch up on the exciting Indie Game Mag news by checking out this link.

King and Stoic Studio Reach Trademark Agreement

By |March 22nd, 2014|

Stoic is pleased to have come to an agreement with King regarding Stoic’s The Banner Saga trademark, which enables both parties to protect their respective trademarks now and in the future. For more information, please check Polygon’s new article.

What is Stoic Doing Now?

By |March 17th, 2014|

From Arnie Jorgensen —

Sorry we’ve been really quiet these days! Let me give you a brief run down on what John, Alex and I have been up to since launching the Saga and what we’re doing right now.

Leading up to the launch of the Saga we were working about 16 to 18 hour days for weeks upon weeks. No exercise and fueling the body on a diet of pizza and beer for long periods of time can really take it out of you. Since then we’ve only intermittently been in the studio. All of us have given back some [...]

The Banner Saga — On Sale for a Limited Time!

By |March 13th, 2014|

Howdy Folks!

We’re pleased to announce that The Banner Saga will be on sale on Steam for a limited time. Go check it out and share the word while it’s 33% off!

Click here for more info.

Jorvik Viking Festival

By |February 11th, 2014|

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 [...]

A Heartfelt Thank You

By |February 6th, 2014|

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 [...]

Videri Viking Video

By |February 5th, 2014|

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 [...]