Stoic is an independent game developer based out of Austin, Texas, formed in early 2012.

Arnie Jorgensen

Arnie Jorgensen

Arnie Jorgensen started off working on comics such as Justice League America for DC. Eventually he got into games, putting his abilities to work on Star Wars: Galaxies and The Old Republic as the Lead Concept Artist. He’s now the Co-Owner and Art Director at Stoic and enjoys bringing you the Banner Saga series.

John Watson

John Watson

John Watson has been programming since he was 6. After doing some work on the Hubble at NASA he decided to apply his vast abilities in the games industry, eventually bringing his experience as lead combat programmer on The Old Republic to Stoic, where he is Co-Owner and Technical Director.

Arnie Jorgensen

Matt Rhoades

Matt Rhoades began his game design career writing and designing for Spider-Man: The Movie game. After working on a number of other comics-themed game projects, Matt decided that Vikings would be a good palette cleanser. The feature he’s most excited about adding to Banner Saga 3 is -REDACTED- because of the cool -REDACTED-. Look forward to it!

John Watson

Drew McGee

Drew McGee has nearly a decade in the games industry. He has worked in the QA trenches of a massive studio, written for tiny published games which barely recouped their cost, and now roams across North America while crafting story for Stoic. He draws inspiration from his travels and from the talented minds of the team.

Arnie Jorgensen

Zeb West

Zeb West met Arnie, John and Drew while working as a producer at BioWare on Star Wars: The Old Republic. As producer of both Triple A and Indie games, he strives to foster creativity, humanity and humor among artists, programmers and designers. He also creates silly works of puppetry about cosmic angst and performs them at burlesque shows.

John Watson

Igor Artyomenko

Igor Artyomenko is a young artist from Kazakhstan who has painted for magazines and fantasy card games, but most of all he loves to work on games. How was he found? Stoic held a world wide contest… he won. Igor was invited to the Stoic team for both his skills as Illustrator and his love of the Banner Saga.

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