News

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

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” [...]

Tech Blog #8 — Mobile Porting

By |August 23rd, 2015|

John has just posted tech blog #8 this time it’s focused on the work required for the mobile port of The Banner Saga. Click here to head to the post. 

Tech Blog #7 — Localization

By |August 17th, 2015|

John has just posted a new tech blog — check it out now!
Click here for a link to Tech Blog #7
“My opinion is that if you’re taking on all the considerable effort and cost of making a game, it’s a waste to not go the extra step and make it available in as many languages as possible. Especially a text-heavy game like Banner Saga. So the first thing we tackled post-launch is localization.”

The Banner Saga: Warbands

By |July 30th, 2015|

Austin, TX – July 30, 2015 – A trio of like-minded independent companies, video game developer Stoic, miniatures board game creator MegaCon Games, and video game publisher Versus Evil today announced The Banner Saga: Warbands, a miniatures board game based on the successful and critically acclaimed video game franchise The Banner Saga. With production already underway, a Kickstarter campaign will also be announced soon.

While no details about the miniatures board game have been released yet, an interest list is now forming and the MegaCon Games team, who are currently attending GenCon in Indianapolis this weekend at booth 1449, are [...]

Status Update

By |July 7th, 2015|

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 [...]

PocketGamer Awards

By |March 14th, 2015|

Huge thanks to all of our fans — we have taken home best RPG and Android game of the year at this years Pocket Gamer Awards!

Best Debut Studio — GDC Awards

By |March 4th, 2015|

“The Best Debut Award went to indie firm Stoic Studio, founded by former BioWare developers, which developed the notable The Banner Saga, an epic Viking-themed tactical role-playing game.” —”Shadows of Mordor Takes Top Prize at Game Developers Choice Awards” by Gamasutra

We’re honored to have won this award and we cannot thank you folks enough!

The Ghost Varl — Support Bedlam

By |October 21st, 2014|

The minute I saw the concept art and heard the gameplay pitch of Bedlam, I was anxious to be a part of it. It sounds and looks like just the kind of game I would enjoy playing. The idea of adapting our technology to the task is exciting as well, because it lets us get more use out of the immense effort we put into The Banner Saga, as well as improve the engine through refinement and collaboration. I want to go to Bedlam! Check out their Kickstarter.

We also got to make “The Ghost Varl” character for their game — [...]