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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.

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Creating the Banner

By |January 30th, 2014|

“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 [...]

The Banner Saga

By |January 23rd, 2014|

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.

King.com 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 [...]

String Saga: Quartet Launches Music Video Based on Viking-Inspired Video Game

By |January 17th, 2014|

“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 […]

Reddit Ask Me Anything

By |January 10th, 2014|

We’re hosting a Reddit AMA (Ask Me Anything) today starting at 10am EST and going throughout the day. Please swing by and ask your questions! We’ll also have Austin Wintory answering some questions as well!

Our AMA is now live at — come join us!

 

Last Week for Pre-Order

By |January 6th, 2014|

We finally made it — we are in the home stretch to launch. In 8 days The Banner Saga officially launches. It’s been a long road and we’re excited to get this out the door and in to your hands.

This also means it is your last week to pre-order and get the discounted price as well as the Insane Viking Pack. You can learn more here. Thanks folks! Looking forward to next week.

Album Cover

By |January 5th, 2014|

We’re in the home stretch and we’d like to highlight our soundtrack by our fantastic composer — Austin Wintory. Coming soon to his own website check out this preview of the album cover!

It’ll be available via at Austin Wintory’s site soon!

Happy Holidays!

By |December 22nd, 2013|

#HappyHolidays Everyone — enjoy this festive rhyme from our forum member “Slimsy Platypus”
Twas the weeks before Yule, within the city of Strand
The young ones training for battle, with Stoicmom lending a hand
Armaments readied for battle, and laid out with care
With hopes that our enemies’ Warhawks, would not find them there
The men were restless, snuggled up with a pint
Drunk off their arses, on the mead hall floor for the night
The men dreamed of archers, with their backs turned
Grins across their faces, for victory! – they yearned
Then all of a sudden, there arose such [...]

Pre-Order Now Available

By |December 17th, 2013|

It is a big day for The Banner Saga with our pre-order going live today. We couldn’t have made it this far without you. To help continue this saga, make sure to let your friends and family know they can take advantage of 20% off the price if they pre-order the game and the Insane Viking Pack.

The Insane Viking Pack includes an exclusive character, an exclusive item, and 3 exclusive audio tracks!

**KS Backers automatically get the Insane Viking Pack

Crest Deadline — Today

By |December 6th, 2013|

All $50 and up Kickstarter backers have up until Midnight CST tonight (December 6th) to upload your crest. Head here to upload your crest. If any of you have any problems, shoot an e-mail to *protected email* and we’ll get your fixed up!

We’ve been quite impressed with the crests you folks have been creating — take a look at these few created by our community.