Stoic Games is a tiny developer. While their Viking-inspired strategy game The Banner Saga became a hit, they didn’t have the bandwidth to port it themselves, so they found another studio to handle the game coming to PS4, Xbox One, and Vita. Unfortunately, that studio went bankrupt.
It’s been two years since The Banner Saga was released on PC and mobile. This week, it’s out on PS4 and Xbox One, and if you haven’t played it yet, there aren’t many surprises in store: this is a good game that’s...still good.
The Banner Saga, one of 2014’s best (and most depressing) games, will hit Xbox One and PlayStation 4 on January 12. The next installment is supposed to hit all of those platforms sometime in 2016. The sooner, the better!
Seriously, between Skyrim, The Banner Saga, and now gorgeous-looking 2D brawler Viking Squad, they've been killing it lately. And people. They've been killing lots and lots of people.
It's called Bedlam, and it's a post-apocalyptic RPG with Fallout's ramshackle vibe, XCOM-style gameplay, and gorgeously detailed animated art. There's also permadeath, marauders, mutants, and cyborgs. I like all of those things!
The beautiful strategy game The Banner Saga is coming out for the iPad and Android tablets this summer, publisher Versus Evil announced this morning. In other words: soon all you Game of Thrones fans who own iPads won't have any more excuses for not trying this game out yet.
Austin Wintory, the composer behind the soundtracks to games like Journey and The Banner Saga, might be in trouble for...doing his job. The American Federation of Musicians, his own union, is thinking of fining him $50,000. For making video game soundtracks.
Remember the drama when the makers of Candy Crush Saga tried to trademark the word "candy?" And then they wanted to put a claim on "saga," too. Of course, trademarking a name isn't the same as owning it. Regardless, a new game shows you what it would be like to have everyday words become verboten someone else "owns"…
In the world of flash games, derivatives vastly outnumber original concepts, so the charge someone copied a game is quite common. But the makers of a Pac-Man-style game in 2009 say they have an email proving that King, the outfit trademarking words like "candy" and "saga," ordered a developer to directly copy their…
"The law is a ass," Mr. Bumble said in Oliver Twist. And trademark law is a asshole, or at least it is to video gamers whenever it becomes a newsworthy topic. A match-three mobile puzzle game is telling a PC indie game it can't call itself by a word that dates to 1709. WTF? You've got questions, I'll try to answer…
The creators of the Banner Saga are fighting to keep the game's name. In a statement sent to Kotaku, Stoic Studios say:
The makers of Candy Crush Saga, who have filed for a trademark on video games with the name "candy," and are opposing the trademark application of The Banner Saga, (pictured) say they are "not trying to stop Banner Saga from using its name," but are compelled to defend their position under trademark law.
Sad giant viking is sad.
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That sound you've been hearing all week? Oh, it's nothing: just the collective exhale of millions of people who are all grateful that Broken Age doesn't suck.
It feels like it's taken forever - and if you've been stuck playing the game's multiplayer component, out since last year, that's especially the case - but The Banner Saga is actually out today. And true to form, it looks incredible.