Godstone Contest Rules

By |September 1st, 2014|

Official Contest Rules
 
NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. NO PURCHASE OR PAYMENT OF ANY KIND WILL INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING.

 

1.     OFFICAL RULES. Please read these Official Rules before entering the BANNER SAGA GODSTONE CONTEST (the “Contest”). By submitting an entry, entrants (hereafter referred to as “Contestants”) acknowledge that you (a) are eligible to enter the Contest, (b) have read and agree to be bound by these Official Rules, and (c) agree to our judges decisions related to the Contest as described in these Official Rules.

 

2.     ELIGIBILITY: The Contest is only open to legal residents of the United States (including [...]

The Banner Saga Animation Process

By |August 7th, 2014|

As most of you know, we went an uncommon route with the character animations for The Banner Saga, deciding not just to do 2D animation, but to use traditional animation techniques to really achieve the old Disney "Sleeping Beauty" effect we were going for with the game's art style. This decision was based on pure madness in retrospect, but more specifically a deep-seated love of classic animation. We wanted the game to always feel like you're playing an animated movie.

Community Banner

By |July 15th, 2014|

Earlier in the year we held a contest for a community created banner. We got in a lot of great fan art and we had a lot of amazing comments based on the art you folks submitted. We want to say a huge thank you to Gamepedia for helping us spread the word about the contest, Without further ado, here’s the community created banner for our game. We’ll be taking this banner with us to every event we attend and we’ll proudly be showing it off everywhere we can! Thank you all so much!

Humble Bundle Daily Deal

By |May 15th, 2014|

We’re pleased to announce that The Banner Saga is today’s daily deal on Humble Bundle. You can grab the game at a great price, but you can also do your part to help charity! Head to www.humblebundle.com to check out the deal!

Technical Blog #6 — Scaleform

By |April 26th, 2014|

John Watson has just posted his next tech blog on the forums.

“The wheels of console porting are turning steadily, but slowly. I am currently evaluating 3 different development organizations that can help us do the ports. The way our game code is structured is fairly esoteric, so finding the right people is a challenge. The task requires previous experience with a fairly specialized piece of technology (Scaleform). However, I am in discussions with some people with very strong backgrounds in that area.

Autodesk, the company that owns Scaleform, has been very responsive so far. We encountered some early problems doing [...]

Banner Contest — Winners Announced

By |April 10th, 2014|

A heartfelt thanks to everyone who submitted a design for The Banner Saga’s “Creating the Banner” art contest.  We were very impressed and humbled by the effort everyone made coming up with their designs to show support for the game and some of the results were fantastic.

Congratulations to the artists who’s designs were selected for the final community created banner.

1.       Katherine from Farmers Branch, Texas

2.       Jessie from Austin, Texas

3.       Anna from Massachusetts

4.       StandSure from Pittsburgh, PA

5.       Ian from Eureka, CA

6.       Chun-Chieh from San Deigo, CA

7.       Brian from Boise, Idaho

8.       Noah from Santa Rosa, CA

9.       Tyler from Seattle, WA

10.   [...]

Technical Blog #5 — Quality Assurance, Code & Ports

By |March 31st, 2014|

John Watson is back to work and has resumed his Tech Blog where he goes in to detail on some of the things he is working on. You can catch up with John by visiting our forums at http://stoicstudio.com/forum/showthread.php?3227.

The Banner Saga Stream

By |March 28th, 2014|

We’re happy to announce that we will be chatting with the hitbox team courtesy of Indie Game Mag on Monday Night (March 31st) starting at 6pm PST. Come join the channel and chat with us and the hitbox crew. We’ll be live at Indie Game Magazine.

You can also catch up on the exciting Indie Game Mag news by checking out this link.

King and Stoic Studio Reach Trademark Agreement

By |March 22nd, 2014|

Stoic is pleased to have come to an agreement with King regarding Stoic’s The Banner Saga trademark, which enables both parties to protect their respective trademarks now and in the future. For more information, please check Polygon’s new article.

What is Stoic Doing Now?

By |March 17th, 2014|

From Arnie Jorgensen —

Sorry we’ve been really quiet these days! Let me give you a brief run down on what John, Alex and I have been up to since launching the Saga and what we’re doing right now.

Leading up to the launch of the Saga we were working about 16 to 18 hour days for weeks upon weeks. No exercise and fueling the body on a diet of pizza and beer for long periods of time can really take it out of you. Since then we’ve only intermittently been in the studio. All of us have given back some [...]