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Thread: The Banner Saga: Factions is live!

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    The Banner Saga: Factions is live!

    A time of reckoning is upon us. All of us at Stoic are proud to announce, after burning the midnight oil for many moons, that beta has ended for The Banner Saga: Factions and soft launch is today!

    What does that mean? In industry terms, soft launch is a short period in which a game is finished and complete, but released to a limited public.

    Also, it is a thank you to our generous and wonderful backers to get a head start on the release build of the game. Your progress is being saved this week and carries over for the official launch.



    There are some special perks available this week only, and every backer has a special green jade stone shown on your combat emblem that is exclusive to backers and early access players that are yours forever.

    From Feb 18th - Feb 24th Factions will be available exclusively to backers. The current characters, stats and rankings have been wiped for the last time and the game is essentially now LIVE, along with a fully functional tutorial. Later in the week we’ll be holding the first tournament exclusively for backers.

    Factions will be released to the public on Feb 25th. If you’ve been waiting for beta to end before trying the game, this is your week.

    With Factions’ launch, we’ve effectively worked out the thick and thin of combat and we’re soon on to travel and conversation outlined in the previous update, and thus, the single player campaign. Consider this the first major milestone on the road to success!

    WANT TO GET IN FACTIONS BUT HAVEN'T YET?

    If you haven't been added to beta yet but would like to get involved, you're always welcome. Please head to our forums and create an account using the same email address as your kickstarter account. That's all you need to do, and we'll send out keys and instructions on how to get the client on a regular basis.

    From all of us here at Stoic,
    Skal!
    Sean "Ashen Temper" Dahlberg
    http://www.seandahlberg.com/

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    Can't find your access code for The Banner Saga: Factions? See the following thread under the Factions Help & Support area:

    http://stoicstudio.com/forum/showthread.php?882
    Sean "Ashen Temper" Dahlberg
    http://www.seandahlberg.com/

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    Congrats for Stoic finishing the game. Can't wait to see.

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    It's the multiplayer for now . Single player will be late this year/early next

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    Woohoo!

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    Congratulations on hitting this milestone guys! Keep up the good work!

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    huge smile when the official Stoic banner opened the game. congratulations

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    Quote Originally Posted by raven2134 View Post
    Single player will be late this year/early next
    That's what they said last year.

    Still, my viking-slaying appetites are slaked for now. VALHALLA!

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    So far so good. Looking forward to more players joining the MP fun!

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    Seems like it's time to try the game again
    If you don't know where to put it - put it in the pillage

    Steelhammer Tribune issues collected here
    Some of my Factions games can be observed here
    Also possible streaming at http://www.twitch.tv/netnazgul

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    Congratulations, Stoic! When I backed the Kickstarter project, it was for the single player game, but Factions has really drawn me in. Well done!

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    Congrats you guys! I'm so glad Single Player is closer to finished. It's amazing what you guys have been able to make, and I'm so happy that you had this idea for a game to begin with. Great job!
    I will search for my own Fairy Tail!

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    I'm happy to see my money well spent. Here's to enjoying your game for a long time!

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    Just for the record... "Factions will be released to the public on Feb 25th." means for free?
    In Stoic we trust

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    Yes, for free.

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    It's very good information Can't wait for full Single Player version with Skirmish mode against CPU opponents

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    So when will this be released to the dirty public? My calendar reads the 25th

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grunker View Post
    So when will this be released to the dirty public? My calendar reads the 25th
    +1 to that :P Looking foward to put my hands on Factions. Also, we just need to get on Steam and looking for The Banner Saga?

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    Yes, nordic gods, tell us how to download!!!!

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    Stay tuned! Should be happening within 24 hours. Stoic runs on CST and are based in Austin Texas. Announcement will go up when the game is live for everyone!

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