The beautifully hand drawn indie series returns to its funding roots…

Stoic studio has begun a Kickstarter campaign to fund the third and final episode of The Banner Saga. The crowdfunding campaign has a goal of $200,000 and as of this writing has raised $122,914 with forty-one days remaining. The Austin Texas based indie studio has utilized crowd funding before with the first The Banner Saga. The games are a series of Viking inspired fantasy, turn based strategy games, with elements of Oregon Trail mixed in for variety.

Image from the Banner Saga 2 Predecessor to The Banner Saga 3

Stoic may have chosen to return to Kickstarter because of the problematic development of The Banner Saga 2. The middle game of the series was initially funded by the studio itself but ran short of funds between the game’s PC release and console ports. More on the development woes of The Banner Saga 2 can be found in a development postmortem on Gamasutra and an interview on DualShockers.  In spite of it’s rocky development history The Banner Saga 2 was one of Bit Culture’s Top 10 Games You May Have Missed In 2016.

The Banner Saga 2 predecessor to The Banner Saga 3

Some backer rewards for The Banner Saga 3 Kickstarter campaign include:

  • $20 Donation
    • Digital download of the game
    • Access to backer’s forums and a forum badge
    • Access to a development screenshot gallery
  • $30 Donation
    • Digital download of the game
    • Access to backer’s forums and a forum badge
    • Access to a development screenshot gallery
    • Name in credits
    • Exclusive start screen
    • Exclusive wallpaper
  • $50 Donation
    • Digital download of the game
    • Access to backer’s forums and a forum badge
    • Access to a development screenshot gallery
    • Name in credits
    • Exclusive start screen
    • Exclusive wallpaper
    • Alpha access to game battles
    • Customizeable lead caravan character
    • Hero banner on start screen
    • Heroic in-game item
  • $75 Donation
    • Digital download of the game
    • Access to backer’s forums and a forum badge
    • Access to a development screenshot gallery
    • Name in credits
    • Exclusive start screen
    • Exclusive wallpaper
    • Alpha access to game battles
    • Customizeable lead caravan character
    • Hero banner on start screen
    • Heroic in-game item
    • Trilogy soundtracks – digital version
    • Trilogy art book – digital version
    • Gift of Hadrborg novel – digital version

 

Full details on the higher tiers of backer rewards can be found on Kickstarter.
So how many of you are going to kick in $20 to get your per-order?

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