Creating the Banner

“The Banner Saga has been applauded by reviewers and fans alike for the art style, something we are incredibly proud of. We’ve seen such great fan art for the game that it made sense to ask our fans to assist us in designing a real life banner. We are looking for designs based on the traditional Viking runic art style as seen on the Godstones in the game,” said Stoic’s Art Director Arnie Jorgensen. “One way of recording history in early Viking times was for each family to contribute (sew) their own ‘saga’ onto their clan’s banner. Similarly, we plan to include some of the best designs submitted in this contest to create a twelve foot banner depicting our fan’s experiences with the game, creating a community ‘saga.'”

The “Creating the Banner” contest is now officially open for entrants to submit their original “Viking-style” inspired designs at Winners will not only get their design included on the final life-sized banner, but they will also be sent a mini replica of the final banner for display. Full submission guidelines, rules and regulations can be found on the contest website. Submissions must be in by 11:59pm PT on Thursday March 13th, 2014.

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The Banner Saga

Two years ago, the three of us at Stoic set out to make an epic viking game: The Banner Saga. We did, and people loved it, so we’re making another one. We won’t make a viking saga without the word “Saga,” and we don’t appreciate anyone telling us we can’t. claims they’re not attempting to prevent us from using The Banner Saga, and yet their legal opposition to our trademark filing remains.

We’re humbled by the outpouring of support and honored to have others stand with us for the right to their own Saga. We just want to make great games.



By |January 23rd, 2014|News|Comments Off on The Banner Saga|

Our First Patch

We are planning on putting the patch up first thing tomorrow (Wednesday January 22nd) at 9-10 AM CST. Here are the release notes:
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String Saga: Quartet Launches Music Video Based on Viking-Inspired Video Game

“Sean Pennington, Mogley Samter, Kveldulf Haursson, Anthony Barker, Michael Lancaster, & Eugene Taylor ready for action at the set.” — Photo by Mark Anthony String Saga: Quartet launches music video based on Viking-inspired video game By Jenka Eusebio In the world of tactical RPGs, The Banner Saga promises nothing short of epic: stunning visuals, gripping gameplay, compelling plot, and an ambitious score composed by Grammy nominee Austin Wintory have come together to form a work of art inspired by Viking legend. Backed by a wildly successful Kickstarter campaign that raised over $700,000, indie game developer Stoic firmly roots The Banner Saga on nostalgic territory. The game features hand drawn 2D animation sequences which hark back to the golden age of American animation and storytelling that doesn’t cut corners. Rolling out before the player is a narrative riddled with classic, novel-esque complexity. And so here we discover that time-honored, traditional artistic styles still pack a punch, and always will.
By |January 17th, 2014|News|Comments Off on String Saga: Quartet Launches Music Video Based on Viking-Inspired Video Game|

Your Saga Starts Now

It’s official — we’re live! Thanks to all our backers and fans!

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