I really enjoyed The Banner Saga - it was an interesting premise, beautiful music and in all just an entertaining game. I am quite curious to see where this collaboration leads.
The news bits:
A trio of like-minded independent companies, video game developer Stoic, miniatures board game creator MegaCon Games, and video game publisher Versus Evil today announced The Banner Saga: Warbands, a miniatures board game based on the successful and critically acclaimed video game franchise The Banner Saga. With production already underway, a Kickstarter campaign will also be announced soon.
While no details about the miniatures board game have been released yet, an interest list is now forming and the MegaCon Games team, who are currently attending GenCon in Indianapolis this weekend (booth No 1449), are soliciting fan interest for the forthcoming release. A website has been set up at www.bannersagawarbands.com for fans to receive more information as it becomes available.
Stoic is an independent game studio which formed in 2012 and is based out of Austin, Texas. The two owners, Arnie Jorgensen and John Watson, are industry veterans who lead a talented group of developers working remotely from around the globe. Stoic is dedicated to making great games that are artful, independent and unique. The Banner Saga™ and The Banner Saga: Factions™ content is used by permission. © Stoic LLC. 2012-2013 All rights reserved.
About MegaCon Games
MegaCon Games is a small miniature board game company that specializes in world-class miniatures based in Noblesville, Indiana. Their games include MERCS, Myth, Emergence Event and Recon and several more are in production. The passionate team believes in exciting, vibrant worlds, high-quality production values, dynamic miniatures and engaging game play.
For more information visit: http://megacongames.com/
About Versus Evil
Versus Evil, LLC is a global indie game publisher based in the US. The company was founded on the principles of helping independent game developers be financially and creatively successful in the highly competitive video games market. Led by group of AAA games industry veterans, Versus Evil’s services include the full suite of publishing support including brand marketing, community, social, PR, creative, production, QA, legal, distribution and other general business support. As a global publisher, the Versus Evil team is strategically placed around the world with presences in California, Texas, Maryland, New York, and London and works with indie studios in North America, South America, and Europe.
For more information visit: http://vsevil.net/
Article by Nick