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“Creating the Banner” - Stoic Announces Fan Art Contest for The Banner Saga

AUSTIN, TX - January, 24 rd 2014 – Hot on the heels of the critically acclaimed indie release The Banner Saga, indie game development company Stoic, and publisher Versus Evil, today announced an art contest for fans based on their experience in the game, using runic inspired designs.

The Banner Saga has been applauded by reviewers and fans alike for the art style, something we are incredibly proud of. We’ve seen such great fan art for the game that it made sense to ask our fans to assist us in designing a real life banner.  We are looking for designs based on the traditional Viking runic art style as seen on the Godstones in the game,” said Stoic’s Art Director Arnie Jorgensen.  “One way of recording history in early Viking times was for each family to contribute (sew) their own ‘saga’ onto their clan’s banner.  Similarly, we plan to include some of the best designs submitted in this contest to create a twelve foot banner depicting our fan’s experiences with the game, creating a community ‘saga’.”

The ‘Creating the Banner’ contest is now officially open for entrants to submit their original ‘Viking-style’ inspired designs at http://www.creatingthebanner.com .  Winners will not only get their design included on the final life-sized banner, but they will also be sent a mini replica of the final banner for display.  Full submission guidelines, rules and regulations can be found on the contest website.  Submissions must be in by 11:59pm PT on Thursday March 13 th, 2014.

The Banner Saga is available now for $24.99 through Steam, UPlay, GameFly, GameStop and Gamers Gate for PC and Mac. A digital Deluxe Edition is also available through select retailers for $29.99 and includes the game and complete official soundtrack composed by Austin Wintory.

About Stoic

http://www.stoicstudio.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

http://www.vsevil.net  

Versus Evil is an independent video game publisher who’s main focus is working with talented independent game developers to help them launch unique, creative and groundbreaking video games across all platforms. The company’s philosophy centers on building a partnership, giving development teams the level of support they want, offering advice when needed and working in tandem to maintain a brand’s true identity. Direct support capabilities include marketing, advertising, public relations, social media, community management, as well as senior level counsel on product strategy, monetization and distribution through a network of trusted partners. © Versus Evil LLC. 2013 All rights reserved.

 

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