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The Banner Saga Coming to Consoles January 12th

AUSTIN, TX – December 16, 2015 – Stoic, an independent game development company and Versus Evil, one of the leading independent video game publishers, today announced that the epic Viking RPG strategy game The Banner Saga is coming to the PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system and to the Xbox One via the ID@Xbox self-publishing program on Tuesday, January 12th, 2016.

The Banner Saga, which launched to much critical acclaim on both PC and mobile devices has received several awards and nominations, including winner of the 2014 Geekie Awards for “Best Video Game”, winner of 2014 Game Developers Choice: “Best Debut” award, finalist placement for “Excellence in Visual Arts” category at the Independent Game Festival, 3 BAFTA Award Nominations, and winner of Pocket Gamer’s 2015 Best Adventure/RPG Game and Best Android Game of the Year.

“We have been working on porting Banner Saga to consoles for some time” said John Watson, founder and technical director at Stoic. “Porting the game certainly presented technical challenges that we needed to overcome, and gave us an opportunity to redesign the user experience for console controllers. We have managed to merge the story and gameplay from Banner Saga with a refined controller interface to make it a very enjoyable console gaming experience.”

The Banner Saga is a single player driven Viking saga, where a player’s choice in travel, conversation and combat determines the outcome of their own personal story as well as the survival of an entire civilization. The game also features stunning 2D animation and art, a unique tactical combat system and a cast of unforgettable characters, all of which drive this epic journey forward. Players will enjoy a beautiful and haunting original score by Grammy nominated, two-time BAFTA winning [...]

By |December 16th, 2015|News, Releases|Comments Off on The Banner Saga Coming to Consoles January 12th|

Tech Blog #8 — Mobile Porting

John has just posted tech blog #8 this time it’s focused on the work required for the mobile port of The Banner Saga. Click here to head to the post. 

By |August 23rd, 2015|News|Comments Off on Tech Blog #8 — Mobile Porting|

Tech Blog #7 — Localization

John has just posted a new tech blog — check it out now!
Click here for a link to Tech Blog #7
“My opinion is that if you’re taking on all the considerable effort and cost of making a game, it’s a waste to not go the extra step and make it available in as many languages as possible. Especially a text-heavy game like Banner Saga. So the first thing we tackled post-launch is localization.”

By |August 17th, 2015|News|Comments Off on Tech Blog #7 — Localization|

The Banner Saga: Warbands

Austin, TX – July 30, 2015 – A trio of like-minded independent companies, video game developer Stoic, miniatures board game creator MegaCon Games, and video game publisher Versus Evil today announced The Banner Saga: Warbands, a miniatures board game based on the successful and critically acclaimed video game franchise The Banner Saga. With production already underway, a Kickstarter campaign will also be announced soon.

While no details about the miniatures board game have been released yet, an interest list is now forming and the MegaCon Games team, who are currently attending GenCon in Indianapolis this weekend at booth 1449, are soliciting fan interest for the forthcoming release. A website has been set up at www.bannersagawarbands.com for fans to receive more information as it becomes available.

 

By |July 30th, 2015|News|Comments Off on The Banner Saga: Warbands|

Status Update

Hello All!

 It’s been awhile since we’ve given you a proper status update with information regarding what we’re doing and what’s keeping us busy.

First off, let’s talk a bit about The Banner Saga 2. We’re including a lot of improvements this time around based directly off feedback from the first game and so far it’s shaping up quite nicely. We hope the additions of destructibles, new objectives during battle and brand new characters and classes helps add some variety to combat. The story continues and picks up right where things ended in The Banner Saga and if you beat the first game you can import your saved game (choices, characters, stats and items) straight into The Banner Saga 2 to pick up exactly where you left off.

Secondly, The Banner Saga is coming to Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PlayStation Vita. This is taking a lot longer than we anticipated so we apologize. We’re wanting to give you the best possible experience on consoles and Vita so we want to make sure we get everything just right. When is all this happening? Well, we’re still not sure on an exact date yet. We have plenty of work left to do, but we’re making great progress.

Third, we’re working on a lot of other Banner Saga related projects that we think you will really enjoy. We can’t share many details on it just yet but we’re excited to see the world of The Banner Saga continue to grow and expand.

Finally, thanks so much for all of your kind words, your support and your continued understanding as we work on the game. We are eager to get The Banner Saga 2 in your hands so you can continue your [...]

By |July 7th, 2015|News|Comments Off on Status Update|

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!

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

Best Debut Studio — GDC Awards

“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!

By |March 4th, 2015|News|Comments Off on Best Debut Studio — GDC Awards|

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.

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

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

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 [...]

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

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!

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