Stoic’s Award Winning Viking Saga Launches Today on the App Store
Stoic, an independent game development company and Versus Evil, an indie game publisher, today announced that the epic Viking RPG strategy game, The Banner Saga, is now available on the App Store for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. The Banner Saga takes advantage of touch control capabilities of mobile devices to build an unforgettable touch screen journey.
The game, which received rave reviews and launched to much critical acclaim on PC earlier this year, has received several awards and nominations, including winner of the 2014 Geekie Awards for Best Video Game, finalist for Excellence in Visual Arts and two honorable mentions for Excellence in Design and Excellence in Audio at the 2014 Independent Game Festival.
“Since our earliest prototype, we designed The Banner Saga from the ground up with tablet and mobile devices in mind,” said John Watson, Technical Director at Stoic. “With its epic storyline, touch screen turn based strategic combat and hand painted landscapes that harken back to the golden age of animation, we are excited to now bring The Banner Saga to a whole new community of players.”
The Banner Saga is a single player driven Viking saga, where a player’s choice in travel, conversation and combat determines the outcome of their own personal story as well as the survival of an entire civilization. The game also features stunning 2D animation and art, a unique tactical combat system and a cast of unforgettable characters, all of which drive this epic journey forward. Players will enjoy a beautiful and haunting original score by Grammy nominated, and two-time BAFTA winner, composer Austin Wintory conducting The Dallas Winds orchestra, as well as a powerhouse trio of acclaimed YouTube sensations: Peter Hollens, Malukah and Taylor Davis.
“We couldn’t be more excited about launching The Banner Saga on iPhone, iPad and iPod touch,” said Steve Escalante, General Manager of Versus Evil. “What the Stoic guys have done is taken this beautifully crafted PC game and tuned it for mobile so that tilting the device allows you to get the parallax effect, zoom in and out of travel sequences and even get up close to the action during battle. It’s the same game that everyone loves, but tweaked for a deep mobile experience.”
Localized in French, German, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, and Spanish languages, The Banner Saga was one of the earlier funding successes on Kickstarter, which launched in partnership with independent games publisher Versus Evil in January of this year for PC and Mac to global critical acclaim.
The Banner Saga is available for $9.99, £6.99 and €8.99 on the App Store for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch or at AppStore.com.
Stoic is an independent game developer based out of Austin, Texas, formed in early 2012 by three veteran game developers. Each is dedicated to making great games that are artful, independent and unique. The studio is comprised of Alex Thomas, Arnie Jorgensen, and John Watson – all industry vets who are now dedicated to continuing as independent game developers. The Banner Saga™ and The Banner Saga: Factions™ content is used by permission. © Stoic LLC. 2012-2013 All rights reserved.
About Versus Evil
Versus Evil is an independent video game publisher focused on working with talented independent game developers for all platforms. The company’s philosophy centers on building relationships by giving development teams the level of support they need so they can focus on making the games they want to make.