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27 03, 2015

Banner Saga 2 Wallpaper

By |March 27th, 2015|News|Comments Off on Banner Saga 2 Wallpaper|

Howdy Folks!

We’ve got an awesome Banner Saga 2 Wallpaper for you! Please note that the first image is 1024×768, the second image is 1280×1024, and the third image is 1920×1080. Please share with your friends!

14 03, 2015

PocketGamer Awards

By |March 14th, 2015|Uncategorized|Comments Off on PocketGamer Awards|

Huge thanks to all of our fans – we have taken home best RPG and Android game of the year at this years Pocket Gamer Awards!

http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/pgawards2015.asp

4 03, 2015

Best Debut Studio – GDC Awards

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“The Best Debut Award went to indie firm Stoic Studio, founded by former BioWare developers, which developed the notable The Banner Saga, an epic Viking-themed tactical role-playing game.”

We’re honored to have won this award and we cannot thank you folks enough!

http://www.gamasutra.com/view/news/237930/Shadow_of_Mordor_takes_top_prize_at_Game_Developers_Choice_Awards.php

11 12, 2014

Banner Saga 2

By |December 11th, 2014|News|Comments Off on Banner Saga 2|

Last week at The Game Awards, Arnie and John got the opportunity to introduce Banner Saga 2 with a brand new trailer.

We’re honored to be bringing you more Banner Saga and can’t wait to share more details with you folks!

21 10, 2014

The Ghost Varl – Support Bedlam

By |October 21st, 2014|News|Comments Off on The Ghost Varl – Support Bedlam|

The minute I saw the concept art and heard the gameplay pitch of Bedlam, I was anxious to be a part of it. It sounds and looks like just the kind of game I would enjoy playing. The idea of adapting our technology to the task is exciting as well, because it lets us get more use out of the immense effort we put into The Banner Saga, as well as improve the engine through refinement and collaboration. I want to go to Bedlam! Check out their Kickstarter at https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/skyshinegames/bedlam .

We also got to make “The Ghost Varl” character for their game – check out the full color version at the link above!

2 10, 2014

The Banner Saga iOS Launch

By |October 2nd, 2014|News|Comments Off on The Banner Saga iOS Launch|

Stoic, an independent game development company and Versus Evil, an indie game publisher, today announced that the epic Viking RPG strategy game, The Banner Saga, is now available on the App Store for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. The Banner Saga takes advantage of touch control capabilities of mobile devices to build an unforgettable touch screen journey.
The game, which received rave reviews and launched to much critical acclaim on PC earlier this year, has received several awards and nominations, including winner of the 2014 Geekie Awards for Best Video Game, finalist for Excellence in Visual Arts and two honorable mentions for Excellence in Design and Excellence in Audio at the 2014 Independent Game Festival.
“Since our earliest prototype, we designed The Banner Saga from the ground up with tablet and mobile devices in mind,” said John Watson, Technical Director at Stoic. “With its epic story-line, touch screen turn based strategic combat and hand painted landscapes that harken back to the golden age of animation, we are excited to now bring The Banner Saga to a whole new community of players.

1 09, 2014

Godstone Contest Rules

By |September 1st, 2014|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Godstone Contest Rules|

Official Contest Rules
 
NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. NO PURCHASE OR PAYMENT OF ANY KIND WILL INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING.

 

1.     OFFICAL RULES. Please read these Official Rules before entering the BANNER SAGA GODSTONE CONTEST (the “Contest”). By submitting an entry, entrants (hereafter referred to as “Contestants”) acknowledge that you (a) are eligible to enter the Contest, (b) have read and agree to be bound by these Official Rules, and (c) agree to our judges decisions related to the Contest as described in these Official Rules.

 

2.     ELIGIBILITY: The Contest is only open to legal residents of the United States (including the District of Columbia), Australia, Canada (excluding Quebec), New Zealand, and the member countries of the European Union (excluding the Netherlands), who are at least as old as the minimum age of majority in the jurisdiction from which they enter the Contest, and only to those who have Internet access prior to the Contest start date (the “Contestants”).

 

This Contest is sponsored by Versus Evil LLC, 815 Brazos Street, Suite 900, Austin, TX 78701 (“Sponsor”). Employees, officers, directors, agents, and representatives of the Sponsor, Stoic LLC, or the legal, promotion, and/or advertising agencies of the aforementioned entities (hereafter “Contest Entities”), including their immediate family members (defined as spouse, mother, father, sisters, brothers, sons, daughters, uncles, aunts, nephews, nieces, grandparents and in-laws, regardless of where they live) and those living in their household (whether or not related), and each person or entity connected with the production or administration of the Contest, and each parent company, affiliate, subsidiary, agent and representative of any aforementioned entity are not eligible. This Contest is subject to all applicable federal, state, and local laws and void where prohibited.

 

3.     TIMING: ALL ENTRIES MUST [...]

7 08, 2014

The Banner Saga Animation Process

By |August 7th, 2014|News, Uncategorized|Comments Off on The Banner Saga Animation Process|

As most of you know, we went an uncommon route with the character animations for The Banner Saga, deciding not just to do 2D animation, but to use traditional animation techniques to really achieve the old Disney "Sleeping Beauty" effect we were going for with the game's art style. This decision was based on pure madness in retrospect, but more specifically a deep-seated love of classic animation. We wanted the game to always feel like you're playing an animated movie.
15 07, 2014

Community Banner

By |July 15th, 2014|News|Comments Off on Community Banner|

Earlier in the year we held a contest for a community created banner. We got in a lot of great fan art and we had a lot of amazing comments based on the art you folks submitted. We want to say a huge thank you to Gamepedia for helping us spread the word about the contest, Without further ado, here’s the community created banner for our game. We’ll be taking this banner with us to every event we attend and we’ll proudly be showing it off everywhere we can! Thank you all so much!

15 05, 2014

Humble Bundle Daily Deal

By |May 15th, 2014|News|Comments Off on Humble Bundle Daily Deal|

We’re pleased to announce that The Banner Saga is today’s daily deal on Humble Bundle. You can grab the game at a great price, but you can also do your part to help charity! Head to www.humblebundle.com to check out the deal!