The Banner Saga

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. 

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 — [...]

The Banner Saga iOS Launch

By |October 2nd, 2014|

Stoic, an independent game development company and Versus Evil, an indie game publisher, today announced that the epic Viking RPG strategy game, The Banner Saga, is now available on the App Store for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. The Banner Saga takes advantage of touch control capabilities of mobile devices to build an unforgettable touch screen journey.
The game, which received rave reviews and launched to much critical acclaim on PC earlier this year, has received several awards and nominations, including winner of the 2014 Geekie Awards for Best Video Game, finalist for Excellence in Visual Arts and two honorable mentions for Excellence in Design and Excellence [...]

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.   [...]

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 [...]

The Banner Saga — On Sale for a Limited Time!

By |March 13th, 2014|

Howdy Folks!

We’re pleased to announce that The Banner Saga will be on sale on Steam for a limited time. Go check it out and share the word while it’s 33% off!

Click here for more info.

Jorvik Viking Festival

By |February 11th, 2014|

Versus Evil, an independent game publisher and Stoic, an independent game development company, today announced that they have partnered with the JORVIK Viking Centre, to present the award winning indie game The Banner Saga at the JORVIK Viking Festival 2014 in York in the United Kingdom. From Thursday February 20th through to Saturday 22nd February (10.00am – 5.00pm), visitors will get a chance to experience Norse mythology first hand at The Banner Saga interactive marquee on Parliament Street, York. The Viking Festival runs from February 15th – 23rd.

As well as experiencing The Banner Saga hands-on on one of four [...]