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The Banner Saga - News Roundup

by Couchpotato, 2014-01-22 04:35:06

I found three more articles for The Banner Saga. The most interesting one is from Dual Shockers about Stoic getting sued for using Saga in the games title.

Today we reported about Candy Crush developer King.com setting its sights on the titles of the games of smaller studios after trademarking the word “Candy,” but that’s not all, as found by NeoGaf user Xater.

King also filed an opposition document against indie developer Stoic’s recently released and increasingly popular tactical RPG The Banner Saga, citing its own trademarks including the word “saga” as a base for oppposition due to potential confusion.

They also have a response from Stoic on the matter.

Earlier today we reported about a trademark opposition claim filed by Candy Crush Saga’s developer King.com against The Banner Saga’s indie dev Stoic about the use of the word “saga” in the title of the game.

Stoic just gave a rather “stoic” (not to mention tongue-in-cheek) reply to the claim on Twitter:

"Dictionary defines Saga: A medieval Icelandic or Norse prose narrative of achievements and events in the history of a personage, family, etc."

"Support us and all future indie SAGAs, by playing #TheBannerSaga http://ow.ly/sOzgD "

Next Rock Paper Shotgun shares their verdict on the game.

Separated from all else by a great storm that ripped the land asunder, Alec and Adam huddle on a fragile, knife-shaped peninsula to watch the world freeze and die. They dream of old gods, they think of roads not taken, they mourn for the lost. And they have a right old natter about Stoic’s recently released, uncommonly beautiful, Viking-inspired roleplaying/strategy/giants’n'conversation game The Banner Saga.

And for last iDigital Times has a review calling the game the first GOTY contender.

The good news is that there is already a lot of love for this game, which was the brainchild of some former BioWare employees and funded (in part) on Kickstarter. The team at Stoic has laid a monumental foundation so let's hope they continue to build and build and build some more.

Information about

Banner Saga

SP/MP: Single + MP
Setting: Fantasy
Genre: Strategy-RPG
Platform: PC
Release: Released