The Banner Saga
For: pc, mac
Stoic is an independent game developer based out of Austin, Texas, formed by Alex Thomas, Arnie Jorgensen and John Watson after working together for half a decade on Star Wars: The Old Republic.
If you could run your own game studio, what would you create?
It sounds like a cliche, but we're making the kind of games we'd like to play. We appreciate good art, thoughtful design and engaging story and think there are plenty gamers out there who agree.
The Banner Saga is a role-playing epic inspired by Viking legend. Hand-painted landscapes portray a world eerily suspended in perpetual twilight. Cities and towns begin to crumble into chaos. Heroes abandon their hearths and homes to traverse the snowy countryside, gaining allies along the way to help battle a strange, new threat. Decisions have consequences; wise choices must be made when conversing with possible allies during intricately crafted dialogues. Turn-based strategy brings tactical challenge in hand-animated battle sequences. With visuals evocative of the golden age of animation, The Banner Saga brings skillfully crafted art, story and strategy to gamers waiting to re-experience classic adventures and tactics.