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Candy Crush Saga developer King settled trademark disputes with The Banner Saga developer Stoic Studio and CandySwipe developer Runsome Apps, according to updates from both studios. "Stoic is pleased to have come to an agreement with King regarding Stoic's The Banner Saga trademark, which enables...

April 18th 2014 at 4:30pm 0 Comments
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Austin Wintory doesn't like manipulating people. He could, pretty easily, if he wanted to, because he's a gifted musician with a knack for creating evocative music, but he doesn't have any interest in forcing you to feel a certain way. His approach to scoring a game like The Banner Saga is less abo...

February 14th 2014 at 12:30pm 0 Comments
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I never learned how to play chess. Every time I remind my dad of this fact, he's surprised – he adores chess and swears he taught me how to play, at least once, and he probably did. That doesn't mean I learned anything. Chess involves a lineup of pieces with individual rules, boundaries and s...

February 3rd 2014 at 1:00pm 0 Comments
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Candy Crush Saga developer King says it isn't trying to strip Stoic Studio's The Banner Saga of its name – but a legal opposition to the word "Saga" remains in action, Stoic says. In a statement on its website, Stoic says it's making another game in the Banner Saga universe, regardless of Kin...

January 23rd 2014 at 1:00pm 0 Comments
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Stand down, everyone: Candy Crush Saga developer King won't attempt to enforce a trademark on the word "saga" against Stoic's The Banner Saga. GI.biz reports that King claimed in December The Banner Saga was "confusingly and deceptively similar to [King's] previously used Saga marks" but King has i...

January 22nd 2014 at 12:30pm 0 Comments
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Sure, we already have Game of Thrones, The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings and countless other epic fantasies in which to get lost – but there's always room for more. There's especially always room for an epic, hand-painted, Viking fantasy RPG with music by Austin Wintory and turn-based strate...

January 21st 2014 at 4:00pm 0 Comments
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The full Banner Saga – not just the Factions PvP multiplayer – is available now through various digital distribution networks for PC and Mac. Raising the flag on the single-player hand-drawn Viking RPG saga will cost $20 (€22.99/£18.99). Created by Stoic Studio, which inc...

January 14th 2014 at 2:00pm 0 Comments
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Stoic Studio's strategy RPG The Banner Saga will launch on January 14, 2014. The developer announced that the game is essentially "playable from front to back," in an update on its Kickstarter page. Stoic Studios earned $723,886 on the funding platform in April 2012 to develop the full game. The...

November 9th 2013 at 12:30am 0 Comments
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Strategy game The Banner Saga:Factions is available now on Steam for PC and Mac. The game is free and is currently a player-versus-player experience. This appears to be the first step in the full game's release.Created by a group of ex-Bioware employees under the banner of Stoic Studio, the game w...

February 26th 2013 at 10:00am 0 Comments
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The Banner Saga, the turn-based strategy adventure game by ex-Bioware Stoic Studio, has hit the $650,000 mark on Kickstarter, which means the team can afford to port it to XBLA and PSN (for PS3). It's also flown past the $700,000 goal, meaning that player-owned cities will be part of the multiplaye...

April 20th 2012 at 4:30pm 0 Comments