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Pre-order Now Available

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

By |December 17th, 2013|News, Preview|Comments Off on Pre-order Now Available|

Rough Guide to Combat Trailer

Our latest trailer is now live – The Rough Guide to Combat!

We have released a brand new tutorial that covers the basics someone new to the game needs to consider when preparing for battle and the tactics they need to think about while in the heat of combat.

It includes a useful overview of the hero stats a player should keep an eye on as well as a focus on how ‘willpower’ can also be used strategically to boost various actions in combat to take out an enemy. Watch it to find out more.

By |December 5th, 2013|News, Preview|0 Comments|

Varls

Within the Banner Saga players will encounter a myriad of characters as well as some unique races such as the varl. Long ago the gods created these horned giants by weaving together humans with powerful and sturdy creatures called yox. Varl are large in stature and while given due respect as brutish warriors on the battlefield are also known as highly intelligent tacticians and savvy traders.

In the Banner Saga, varl can currently either be of the Shieldbanger tree or the Warrior tree meaning they prefer to be up close and personal while in combat. You’ll also notice throughout the story that most of the varl tend to care little of the humans they share the world with, but hold in high esteem those who prove their worth.

One bit of advice – don’t get on a varl’s bad side.

By |November 22nd, 2013|Preview|2 Comments|

The Travel Trailer

The travel strategy in The Banner Saga is a unique game-play element not seen in many other games.

Highlights of the trailer include a focus on how managing morale, supplies and population can greatly affect the player’s personal experience, as well as how they can directly impact each other.  It also touches on how to best use “Camp”, which is where a player can rest their caravan, organize their party and where a lot of decision making with regards to upgrading characters is made. We are leaving lots of options up to the players and it’s up to them to manage their party.

Let us know what you think with a comment below!

By |November 21st, 2013|Preview|0 Comments|

New Wallpaper – City of Strand

Enjoy this awesome view of the City of Strand! You’ll encounter strand quite early in the story and it’ll continue to come up during your adventures!  To use this as your wallpaper – save the image and then right click and use as background! Enjoy!

By |November 19th, 2013|Preview|3 Comments|

The last part of The Banner Saga Let’s play!

Greetings backers, we have for you the final installment of The Banner Saga demo. In this one we throw a fight to show off a feature we haven’t talked about much…

This playthrough represents a small fraction of the full game (it didn’t even include travel!). Hopefully it gave you a good idea of the kind of decisions and gameplay you’ll see at major locations along the way and just how varied your story can be.

Next time: we’ll be back to more in-depth content updates as usual. Hope you’ve enjoyed the demo and see you next time!

Alex

By |September 18th, 2013|Preview|Comments Off on The last part of The Banner Saga Let’s play!|

Let’s Play: The Banner Saga part 4!

Ready to see the result of your decisions? Thanks for your patience! We’re still working on getting the website back on its feet, but we’re going to keep the demo going. After this I expect there will be one more video.

A quick report: we’re making ridiculous progress on the game. All the major cities in the game are done. We’ve got items up and working (many of which are submissions from backers), and we’re starting to get final music in as well. Austin will be doing a music update in the near future. At this point the majority of what we’re doing is adding the remaining content. Then it’s on to polish.

We worked over the weekend to get a build done for Fantastic Arcade here in Austin. Drop by if you’re in town and try the demo yourself! Regretfully, we (again) won’t be able to personally attend, since we’re heads down on production from now until the game comes out.

Something of note- based on feedback we got on conversation, we’ve already made changes to the game that we think help significantly. Check it out in the video!

By |September 11th, 2013|Preview|Comments Off on Let’s Play: The Banner Saga part 4!|

Let’s Play: The Banner Saga part 3!

A short but important decision to make:

Plus some commentary! Not to worry, the next update should be a little meatier.

Also, want a much bigger and in-depth preview of The Banner Saga? Rock Paper Shotgun just posted a HUGE article about the 4 hours he played of the single player campaign.

Check it out HERE.

By |September 5th, 2013|Preview|Comments Off on Let’s Play: The Banner Saga part 3!|

Let’s Play: The Banner Saga part 2!

Ladies and Gents,

We’ve gotten many, many people who would prefer to get lots of updates, so majority rule, here. To those of you who do not want to see new emails from us every day or two, I’ve been told you can filter that through Kickstarter.

Remember to vote! And please, any thoughts, comments, suggestions that come up- just talk to us like normal people. Be polite. Stuff like that.

Hope you enjoy!

Alex

By |September 3rd, 2013|Preview|Comments Off on Let’s Play: The Banner Saga part 2!|

Let’s Play: The Banner Saga

Hello backers! After a brief delay the first part of the PAX playthrough is ready to go! Keep in mind, this is all in-game and we’re still in beta so some effects, polish and optimizations are still in development. That said, we’re getting damn close!

At the end of the video we’ll need to make a choice. What would you do? Vote in the comments and we’ll continue on next time with the most popular decision, a day or two from now. As always, watching in HD is highly recommended…

A couple people asked that we not flood their inbox with a dozen updates over the next week. We’ll be hosting the whole playthrough on the Stoic forums. You don’t even need an account to watch. Feel free to comment on the first part here, and check in on the Let’s Play thread to see what happens next.

Thanks for watching!
Alex

By |September 1st, 2013|Preview|Comments Off on Let’s Play: The Banner Saga|