Folka Part 1

By |July 2nd, 2015|

Huge thanks to Nika Harper for writing this 4 part story about Folka. We’ll be releasing the following parts over the coming weeks, so please follow her on Twitter for more great stories!

 

 

He hadn’t even left a letter. There was merely an absence where he was, a hollow where he and their marriage vows might have been. She had heard it from other people, and eventually from her father. If the story was true, it was improbable.

“He had broken his nose, you see, and they say he was weak and prone when the menace found him…”

Folka did not see [...]

Banner Saga 2 Wallpaper

By |March 27th, 2015|

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!

PocketGamer Awards

By |March 14th, 2015|

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!

Best Debut Studio — GDC Awards

By |March 4th, 2015|

“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.” —”Shadows of Mordor Takes Top Prize at Game Developers Choice Awards” by Gamasutra

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

Banner Saga 2 Trailer Released

By |December 11th, 2014|

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!

The Ghost Varl — Support Bedlam

By |October 21st, 2014|

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.

We also got to make “The Ghost Varl” character for their game — [...]

The Banner Saga iOS Launch

By |October 2nd, 2014|

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 [...]

Godstone Contest Rules

By |September 1st, 2014|

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 Banner Saga Animation Process

By |August 7th, 2014|

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.

Community Banner

By |July 15th, 2014|

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!