Live through an epic role-playing Viking saga where your strategic choices directly affect your personal journey. Make allies as you travel with your caravan across this stunning yet harsh landscape. Carefully choose those who will help fight a new threat that jeopardizes an entire civilization.
User reviews: Very Positive (4,883 reviews)
Release Date: Jan 14, 2014

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"A wonderfully realised Viking adventure with in-depth tactical combat. Roto-scope style animation leads to a beautiful world. Ends a bit abruptly though"
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Recent updates View all (12)

May 6

Small Update

Howdy Folks!

Small update to the game today to fix/remove some unecessary files and we added in the missing Kickstarter Crests.

Thanks!

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April 29

Version 2.16.41 now Available!

We're happy to announce that we're updating to Version 2.16.41!

Major Changes

• Fixed Linux graphical issues related to Intel / Nouveau video drivers

  • Videos do not play and a purple screen appears
  • Fonts in the game not rendering properly
  • Tutorial popup window backgrounds not appearing
  • Text disappears when hovering cursor over saved games in Load Games menu
  • Game stops responding on loading screen when using nouveau driver
• Fix issue with Hakon's being at rank 6 for some players, causing errors in the Heroes GUI
• Fix issue where the battle horn was unusable for some save older save games
• Add commandline option textscale=2 to increase text size globally

Bugfixes and Improvements

• Fixed gamepad icons not being positioned properly on Help Overlay messages
• Make damage indicator numbers vanish as soon as an affected unit dies
• Fix Puncture bonus not being reflected in damage indicators
• Dredge Fire Slinger no longer causes ability confirmation GUI to appear on its target tiles
• Improve mouse hitbox sensitivity around the enemy damage popup
• Fix missing text for Alette's Heroes description after she puts her hood up
• Fix Alette's stats being reset after donning her hood
• Fixed issue where player is unable to confirm a selection on the Heraldry menu when using a gamepad
• Added gamepad configuration for type of Xbox360 wired controller on Mac OSX
• Hovering cursor over units now display stat banners like it used to
• Fix issue with stat info banners piling up at origin of battle board on the beginning of second wave of war
• Fixed issue where player may open action menu without a pending move order being canceled
• Reduce a performance hitch when the battle resolution banner appears (victory/defeat)
• Preload match resolution texture and optimize some iso rendering hitches

Some additional notes:

- Able to dismiss the auto-detected Gamepad Configuration menu now to return to mouse/keyboard controls



Details about the Linux rendering fixes:

There was an incompatibility between the free Intel / Nouveau video drivers and the version of Mesa that The Banner Saga was using for OpenGL. The previous workaround, involving the export of the MESA_GL_VERSION_OVERRIDE environment variable, is no longer necessary and should be disabled if you were previously using it.

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Reviews

“Game of Thrones Meets Vikings Meets Disney. The Banner Saga is blindingly lovely and arguably just as intriguing to play. Built atop a world that all but demands the attention of travel documentaries, it's epic in the literal sense of the word.”
100% – US Gamer

“With a refreshingly unique aesthetic, well-written story, and challenging gameplay, The Banner Saga is an excellent adventure well worth your time.”
90% – Games Radar

“The Banner Saga deserves commendation for the strength of its art and music experience alone, which shatters conventions.”
86% – IGN

Coming to SteamOS/Linux

The Banner Saga will be available on SteamOS and Linux in March 2015.

Digital Deluxe Edition

The Deluxe Edition – Combines The Banner Saga with the official soundtrack which includes 29 tracks by Grammy nominated, and two time BAFTA Award winning, composer Austin Wintory, performed by the Dallas Winds orchestra plus a powerhouse trio of acclaimed YouTube sensations: vocalists Peter Hollens and Malukah and violinist Taylor Davis.

About This Game

Live through an epic role-playing Viking saga where your strategic choices directly affect your personal journey. Make allies as you travel with your caravan across this stunning yet harsh landscape. Carefully choose those who will help fight a new threat that jeopardizes an entire civilization. Every decision you make in travel, conversation and combat has a meaningful effect on the outcome as your story unfolds. Not everyone will survive, but they will be remembered.

Key Features

  • Player choice that drives your own narrative – every decision you make in travel, conversation and combat has a meaningful effect on the outcome as your story unfolds.
  • Over 25 playable characters from 2 different races, human and varl, the horned giants – embark on your epic journey with a variety of characters from 7 different classes, each with unique abilities and upgrade options to fit your play style.
  • Strategic combat with consequences - victory or defeat and even the permanent loss of a character depends on which characters you choose to take into battle and what decisions you make afterwards.
  • The journey is as important as battle – your role in building and managing your caravan as you travel the vast frozen landscape is critical to not only your own survival but the survival of an entire civilization.
  • An epic Viking saga brought to life in 2D glory – beautifully hand drawn combat sequences and animations, accompanied by an evocative score from Grammy-nominated composer Austin Wintory, will immerse you into a fantasy realm inspired by Norse mythology.
  • Multiplayer Combat Enhanced – sharpen your combat skills in the free multiplayer game “Factions”. Compete against other players with many of the character classes you see in The Banner Saga.

The Banner Saga is the first part of a planned trilogy. If you complete this game, your unique progress and storyline will carry over to the next part of the story.

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP SP3
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Hard Drive: 4 GB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows 7 SP1
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Hard Drive: 6 GB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: MAC OSX 10.7.5
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Hard Drive: 4 GB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: MAC OSX 10.7.5
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Hard Drive: 6 GB available space
    Minimum:
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Hard Drive: 4 GB available space
    Recommended:
    • Memory: 4 MB RAM
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