If you click on a link and make a purchase we may receive a small commission. Learn more.

Former Artsy BioWare Devs Creating The Banner Saga

Former BioWareites, Stoic, are formed from a gathering of those who worked on Star Wars: The Old Republic, then ran off into the Texan wastelands to form their own studio. The three-man indie team is working on an online hybrid called The Banner Saga, that plans to merge RPG, turn-based strategy, and vikings. It is the combination mentioned in the Mayan Codecs.

At first glance of the game's sparse website, you can really tell this is a team including two artists. Emulating animated films, the cartoon world will feature turn-based combat of hand-painted enemies, and because they spent more than ten seconds at BioWare, it'll have conversation choices to make with long-term consequences. Of it, they say,

"The Banner Saga is a mature game aimed at gamers who appreciate art, story and strategy."

The game will apparently be free, and is described as an "adventure mini-series". Also worth noting is that the game is being made in a goat shed. Really. First it looked like this:

Then it looked like this:

We shall be pestering Stoic for more details on this immediately.

About the Author

John Walker avatar

John Walker

Disposable

Once one of the original co-founders of Rock Paper Shotgun, they killed me out of jealousy. I now run buried-treasure.org

Join the Rock Paper Shotgun supporter program

Sign up today and get access to more articles like these, an ad-free reading experience, free gifts, and help us create more great writing about PC games.

See more information

Comments

We love having a friendly, positive and constructive community - you lot are great - and we want to keep it like that. Our main commenting rule is "be excellent to each other". Please see our code of conduct, where you can find out what "be excellent" means. TL;DR? Respect others, think before you post, and be prepared for puns.

More News

Latest Articles

We've been talking, and we think that you should wear clothes

Total coincidence, but we sell some clothes

Rock Paper Shotgun Merch