The Banner Saga 3 is the final entry in a Kickstarted trilogy of strategy games. It’s the culmination of four years of fantasy adventuring, in which the decisions you make on the battlefield are almost as important as those you make in the middle of a conversation.
Streaming service Twitch and Stoic, creators of The Banner Saga, have a very weird deal going on right now where if you play either of the turn-based strategy games (which are very good), Stoic will get paid.
Nearly five years after funding the first installment of its hand-animated turn-based tactics game on Kickstarter, indie studio Stoic returns to the crowdfunding site to help finish the final game in the trilogy, The Banner Saga 3.
I played a lot of the first Banner Saga, and while I liked it, it never really hooked me. The Banner Saga 2, however, has got its hooks in deep.
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.