Zeb L. West Interview

By |April 18th, 2019|

We chatted with our Producer and Narrative Designer, Zeb L. West about his beginnings in the video game industry, and the hard work he’s put in to get where he is now. 
What attracted you to the game development industry?
Fabulous secret worlds were revealed to me the day my mother brought home an Atari 130ST – a lifelong love affair began with Wizard of Wor and a million other games to follow. I have a background in Theater Production and brought some applicable skills to when I transitioned from running a theater company in Brooklyn to project managing [...]

Lance Myers Interview

By |April 17th, 2019|

We recently asked our Lead Animator, Lance Myers how he started working in video games and what keeps him motivated.
 
How did you get your start in the game industry? What led you to this career?
I moved to Austin to study art at the University of Texas. There I made friends with all the cartoonists for the college paper. They all started drifting towards animation and helped me find my first job at a traditional 2D animation studio called Heart of Texas Productions. At Heart of Texas we worked on Space Jam, Anastasia, Quest for Camelot, and [...]

Danny Moll Interview

By |April 9th, 2019|

We recently asked our Senior Artist, Danny Moll how he got into the business of making video games and what keeps him motivated in this incredibly competitive field.
 
How did you get your start in the game industry? What led you to this career?
I studied art/game art in college and landed an internship at Disney Interactive in my last year of school, which eventually led to a full-time concept position. The honest answer is, World of Warcraft loading screen artwork – I loved that stuff and wanted to be able to make art like it.
What is [...]

Drew Clowery Interview

By |February 27th, 2019|

We recently asked our Gameplay Programmer, Drew Clowery how he got into the business of making video games and what keeps him motivated in this incredibly competitive field.
 
What attracted you to the game development industry?
I love games. I’ve always loved games, and honestly I can’t imagine doing anything else with my life.
What are some previous game titles or studio names you’ve worked with?
I started in the game industry as a Customer Service Representative working on Dark Age of Camelot by Mythic Entertainment. After that I was a Game Designer on Pirates of the Burning [...]

Eternal Arena has launched!

By |January 31st, 2019|

Huzzah! It’s here! After months of planning and hard work, we’ve finished this piece of Banner Saga 3 DLC content just in time for the holidays! We couldn’t be more excited to share Eternal Arena with you all.

If you are a Banner Saga 3 Kickstarter backer, you should now have Eternal Arena automatically added to your game on Steam or GoG.com. Find it in your DLC list or look in-game for the purple Eternal Arena banner (above Survival Mode).

Hone your skills in your own, custom battles! Take those skills and prove you’re the best by getting the highest score [...]

Stoic Store now Open!

By |October 10th, 2018|

We’re excited to announce the grand opening of the Stoic Store, where you can grab tons of Banner Saga swag, including two metal style t-shirts by the incredible Bo Bradshaw, and a limited-time, exclusive crowd-funded Banner Saga hoodie!

You’ll also receive a FREE copy of the new eBook by James Fadeley Only Bjorulf Knows when you register.

Head to the store now to check out all the merchandise. We’ll be adding new items often

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The Banner Saga Now Available on Xbox One and PlayStation®4

By |January 12th, 2016|

Stoic, an independent game development company, and Versus Evil, one of the leading independent video game publishers, today announced that the epic Viking RPG strategy game The Banner Saga launches on PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system and to the Xbox One via the ID@Xbox self-publishing program today for a SRP of $19.99 / €19.99 /£15.99.

The Banner Saga, which launched to much critical acclaim on both PC and mobile devices has received several awards and nominations, including winner of the 2014 Geekie Awards for “Best Video Game,” winner of 2014 Game Developers Choice: “Best Debut” award, finalist placement for “Excellence in Visual [...]

The Banner Saga Coming to Consoles January 12th

By |December 16th, 2015|

AUSTIN, TX – December 16, 2015 – Stoic, an independent game development company and Versus Evil, one of the leading independent video game publishers, today announced that the epic Viking RPG strategy game The Banner Saga is coming to the PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system and to the Xbox One via the ID@Xbox self-publishing program on Tuesday, January 12th, 2016.

The Banner Saga, which launched to much critical acclaim on both PC and mobile devices has received several awards and nominations, including winner of the 2014 Geekie Awards for “Best Video Game”, winner of 2014 Game Developers Choice: “Best Debut” [...]

Folka Part 4

By |December 15th, 2015|

The finale of this short story series about Folka from Nika Harper. And be sure to follow her on Twitter!

 

Folka heard the yox’s long moan outside and sighed. It had a tendency to free itself from the barn and yowl, trapped in the cold. Yox are not intelligent, and this one was nearly as old a family member as herself. Her boots were conveniently by the door and she trudged into the dim night.

Though, it was not as it seemed. Immediately Folka was aware that she was weaponless as she watched her yox get dragged through the crunchy snow. There must have [...]

Folka Part 3

By |November 10th, 2015|

Part 3 of this exciting short story from Nika Harper is now live! And be sure to follow her on Twitter!

 

The bear within Bolverk had awoken and he lumbered through the cold forest, hands and feet digging into the icy soil. The rites spoke of primal living, of natural existence, and shouldering the cruelty of desperation. Living at all costs was what mattered. Bears were built to withstand the harshest and worst winters, to flourish in the verdant summers. They could sleep through the cold months if the land had been kindly, but Bolverk shared the winter nights and days [...]