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February 20th, 2012, 20:44
Not a full RPG but ex-BioWare trio Arnie Jorgensen, Alex Thomas and John Watson (Star Wars: The Old Republic) have formed Stoic Games and their first project is The Banner Saga, "role-playing meets turn-based strategy, wrapped into an adventure mini-series about vikings":
What is the Banner Saga?
Short answer: role-playing meets turn-based strategy, wrapped into an adventure mini-series about vikings.
Travel through stunning landscapes straight out of an animated film as your party escapes what could be the end of everything. Battle painstakingly hand-animated foes in strategic, turn-based combat. Make decisions with real consequences in conversations with people you'll actually care about.
The Banner Saga is a mature game aimed at gamers who appreciate art, story and strategy. Hope you'll join the caravan.
Nice art.
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February 20th, 2012, 20:44
King's Bounty or HoMM rip-off?

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February 20th, 2012, 21:17
They got me with vikings, turn-based and the great art style. Will be keeping an eye on this!
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February 20th, 2012, 21:47
Hm count me interested. Little information as of right now but it sounds good.

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February 20th, 2012, 22:21
Sounds cool, different, indie. Interested!
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February 20th, 2012, 23:08
Looks great. Decent art is what really allows indies to transcend their budget.
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February 21st, 2012, 10:23
Just don't say Facebook or Smartphone app - and I'll be interested.
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February 21st, 2012, 10:35
The art is indeed great, love it. Don't like all the talk about TV-series, focus and spend the money on the gameplay, less on voice actors and cutscenes please..
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February 21st, 2012, 11:36
Sounds intresting
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February 21st, 2012, 12:04
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Sounds intresting
Ditto. Looking forward to getting more info about the game.

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February 21st, 2012, 14:30
Lots of indies using that magic word this year: TURN-BASED.

Let's hope it continues.

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February 21st, 2012, 15:27
Originally Posted by DArtagnan View Post
Just don't say Facebook or Smartphone app - and I'll be interested.
I would be excited if it was an IPAD app honestly

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February 21st, 2012, 21:14
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February 21st, 2012, 21:25
Interested.
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February 22nd, 2012, 10:30
Originally Posted by screeg View Post
Lots of indies using that magic word this year: TURN-BASED.

Let's hope it continues.
The words "ex-Bioware trio" interest me even more. If they can produce something that's close to what Bioware used to make back in the pre-EA days, I'll definitely be interested.
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February 22nd, 2012, 12:53
The Banner Saga is a mature game aimed at gamers who appreciate art, story and strategy.
Why do they use the word "mature" in this ontext ? Do they fear that - like here in Germany in general - people might think that "animated = for kids" ?

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February 22nd, 2012, 13:42
Originally Posted by Alrik Fassbauer View Post
Why do they use the word "mature" in this ontext ? Do they fear that - like here in Germany in general - people might think that "animated = for kids" ?
I'm sure that's why. A lot of people in the US would assume animation=cartoon=kid stuff. Its definitely more accepted now than a few years ago, but it still has a long way to go.
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