Status Update

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, Status Update|Comments Off on Status Update|

IGF Submission Complete

Hello everyone. Over the past months we have enjoyed a tremendous amount of progress toward completing the game. Several key milestones have marked some very satisfying leaps forward. Getting a build ready for the 2013 PAX Prime allowed us to showcase the first section of the game. If you haven’t seen it already, you can check it out in Alex’s “Let’s Play” video series: http://goo.gl/LJ5NiJ

To prepare for submitting a build to the IGF we focused on the first third of the game, taking the player past Skogr and all the way to Einartoft. The story returns to Vedrfell in the north and follows the Varl caravan through Ridgehorn. To fully test and polish the game, we contracted with Sculpin QA, a Quality Assurance studio based in Nova Scotia. They were able to provide an immense amount of help finding bugs and identifying areas in need of polish. It ended up saving us a lot of time, and making the final result much better.

We finished our IGF submission build a week early, and proceeded directly toward content completion. We are on the cusp of being fully content and feature complete. Content complete means the entire story and all its variations is playable with final dialog and pacing from beginning to end. Feature complete means all major gameplay elements, player classes, AI classes, and user interfaces are in the game. Austin Wintory will be visiting the studio for several days next week to work with us to finalize the implementation of the music into the game.

We’ll be releasing more information about the game soon, so stay tuned! In the meantime take a look at The Banner Saga on the IGF page.

By |October 21st, 2013|Status Update|Comments Off on IGF Submission Complete|