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The Banner Saga

1 year ago

The Banner Saga 3 ushers an end to the world July 26th

It's nearly time to sharpen your axe and wade once more into the beautifully illustrated frostbitten apocalypse that is The Banner Saga. Stoic's strategy-RPG series was always planned as a trilogy, and the third and final chapter is excitingly close, now due¬†out on July 26th, two days later than first expected. Within, a new trailer that could be considered spoiler-laden for those who haven't played…

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3 years ago

The Banner Saga 3 now fluttering on Kickstarter

The tale of the little flag that could will continue in The Banner Saga 3 [official site], if a Kickstarter goes well. Yup, developers Stoic have turned back to crowdfunding to conclude their strategy RPG series. We waved the safety flag for the first Banner Saga, digging its look and style but not so much the combat, then waved the chequered flag for its follow-up,…

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4 years ago

Death, Despair And Lovely Cutscenes: The Banner Saga 2

I've spent so long frolicking in the intangible tangerine skies of VR-land lately that it's genuinely bewildering to look at a traditional game again. It's so... flat. So... image-y. And also so sharp and fluid and won't make my eyeballs pulsate and flail as if dancing helplessly to some unseen disco beat from hell. Confusing matters worse is that gorgeous strategy/roleplaying/survival opus The Banner Saga…

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The Banner Saga Goes The Way Of The Board Game

The Banner Saga [official site], which we once described as "the sort of game that is so thick with lore and small touches that a chap can spend fifteen hours with it and forget entire swathes," suggesting this long preamble may in fact be necessary for your ancient brain of limited memory capacity, is getting a board game spin-off.

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5 years ago

Marching On: The Banner Saga 2

The Banner Saga arrived at the great RPS mead hall to a somewhat mixed reception. We appreciated the manner in which the beleaguered band of luminaries presented themselves but couldn't help but yawn long before they'd finished telling us of the events that had brought them to our table. Whatever its flaws may be, The Banner Saga told an unusually bleak and believable tale of…

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6 years ago

Earworm: Game Music Bundle 7 Offers 5 Soundtracks For $1

A side benefit to videogame bundles: they offer the opportunity to write about games that would otherwise go unmentioned on a PC-only site. Take Game Music Bundle 7, for example. For $1, it gives you the soundtracks to The Banner Saga, Broken Age, Luftrausers, The Floor Is Jelly and Device 6. Which is four PC games and therefore ample excuse to mention that the mobile-only…

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The Saga Continues: King Abandons ‘Candy’ TM In US

Well, this is a start, I suppose. A slow, lurching start akin to that of a belligerent old truck running on stagnant fuel and wildly outdated business practices, but it's still¬†something. The long and short of it? Notorious Banner Saga pursuer King doesn't want to own the word "candy" anymore. In the US. In EU territories? Well, that's a different story. And it hasn't announced…

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Feature: Stoic In The Face Of A Crushing

The Candy Crush Banner Saga Saga: Stoic Speaks Up

This afternoon King - owners of Candy Crush Saga and an ever-increasing percentage of the dictionary - issued a statement defending their actions regarding the news that they had filed an opposition to Stoic's attempts to trademark "The Banner Saga". A defence that seems odd in the face of what's actually happening. Especially as they're arguably attempting to assert a trademark they don't actually have.…

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Feature: The Saga Saga

King ARE Trying To Candy-Crush The Banner Saga

Yesterday the internet was alive with the news about King, owners of Candy Crush Saga, their trademarking of the word "Candy", and their ensuing threats to other developers who are using the word in their game titles. The response from King was to flap their eyelashes and protest innocence - they were only defending the Earth against evil, not liberally chasing anyone and everyone. About…

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Oregon Frail: The Banner Saga’s Brutal Journey

Order Of Business The First: You should know that The Banner Saga - which I developed a sort of gleeful Stockholm Syndrome toward after it crushed my spirits like so many brittle icicles for three hours - has a release date! Shamefully, we missed the initial announcement, but I will now atone for that mistake by a) telling you and b) dripping hot wax into…

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7 years ago

Fly The Flag: The Banner Saga: Factions Now Available

The Banner Saga: Factions is, you will recall, the free multiplayer aspect of The Banner Saga, rather than the single-player campaign that you're going to have pay up front for. Nathan went hands on with the game previously to tell us all what to expect. I'm downloading it right now for turn-based impressions. Anyone else jumping on this particularly wagon? It being F2P and all…

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Of Yules And Rules: Banner Saga’s Holiday Update

What do boulder-shouldered fantasy Vikings do for the holidays? It's a question that I've pondered far more than I care to admit, but I've never been able to come up with a conclusive answer. Evidently, however, I just wasn't looking in the right places. Instead of scouring their mead halls in search of wafting feast fumes and bawdy tunes, I should've headed straight for the…

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The Banner Saga Goes Into Open (Paid) Beta

Update: Huzzah! The issue is all fixed, and the beta now loads. It's been a mere nine months since The Banner Saga was a twinkle in the internet's eye. But now the teeny team of former BioWare artists have put their tactical RPG into open beta. After a successful Kickstarter campaign, providing a big funding boost, those who backed have been in the beta for…

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The Banner Saga Reveals First Combat Shot

I'm not sure I should be encouraging this recent habit of indies releasing a single screenshot of their in-development games. When major publishers do that we roll our eyes and shout things like, "THEY'RE ADVERTS FOR YOUR GAMES, YOU IDIOTS - JUST RELEASE DOZENS OF THEM." Of course, Brian Fargo, and now Stoic are both showing the very first in-game image of a project they…

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