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A mature, story-driven, turn-based strategy game steeped in viking culture, by three game industry veterans.
A mature, story-driven, turn-based strategy game steeped in viking culture, by three game industry veterans.
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    1. Creator Joseph Roberge on January 18

      Hey Stoic! I was an original backer at the $80 tier (I have the signed poster framed and hanging proudly in my office) and I have been patiently waiting for the Xbox Live (XBLA) console release of this game since I am really not a PC gamer. I just saw that it finally came out on Xbox Live for Xbox One and I know you originally wanted to make sure that the original backers would be able to get a copy of the game on any system they wanted assuming it was possible.

      That being said I was wondering if and when an original backer past the $50 tier like myself may be able to get a digital code to download the Xbox Live version of the game which I would absolutely play more than the PC version. Since my name is in the credits I would love to be able to see it on the big screen of my home television! Thanks for listening.


    2. Creator Stoic on November 19

      Hello All!

      We're handling all of our The Banner Saga 2 news and information via our official sites (not the KS). We will still be sharing content here from time to time however as we do want to keep you informed of all things The Banner Saga related. If you have any pressing issues or concerns please e-mail us at .

      We haven't announced an official date for The Banner Saga 2 just yet.

      Yes, all original backers of The Banner Saga at the $50 and up tier will get the next games.

      No - nothing to hide, just trying to share backer only info with backers.

      Linux has been especially difficult and we've got this steam thread with more info about our Linux Beta branch:

      The Banner Saga 2 will not have it's own KS because the first game funded development of the next game.

    3. Creator Bryy Miller on November 17

      "Why "backer only"? Do you have something to hide? Something to be ashamed of?"
      Gotta love the public.

    4. Creator Lamasco on November 4

      According to Update #8 for Banner Saga, Stoic stated that backers at $50+ tiers will get the next two Banner Saga games. Is that still true?

    5. Creator Céline .S. Sauvé on August 2, 2015

      Seems Chapter 2 is going to be released this year?

    6. Creator Valeriy on August 1, 2015

      No Linux DRM-free version so far...

    7. Creator BL (deleted) on February 28, 2015

      Looking forward to the Linux release! It's been a while since the last update posted on Steam (Oct 2014) about it, but I'm glad to see a QA status update for it on this page.

    8. Creator Bryan Rutherford on December 30, 2014

      It's, er, pretty strange that you released an announcement trailer for Banner Saga 2 but didn't share it here? Maybe an update is forthcoming?

    9. Creator Stefan Sommer on December 9, 2014

      Will part 2 from the Banner Saga become a Kickstarter?

    10. Creator Sharkey of Rivia, Witcher on December 6, 2014

      Woohoo, Vita port confirmed now, THANK YOU GUYS SO MUCH!!! :D

    11. Creator Sharkey of Rivia, Witcher on November 10, 2014

      Just saw Banner Saga is coming to PS4, yay! Hoping to see a Vita version as well since it's the perfect game to play on the go! :D

    12. Creator Stoic on October 21, 2014

      We haven't really shared much about the next couple of games, but be sure to Like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter, and check out our website often for updates. We're working on them now and will be posting updates soon.

    13. Creator Brian Vo on October 21, 2014

      Hey Stoic, hoping to hear about development for Chapter 2 and 3.

    14. Creator Valeriy on October 3, 2014

      @Stoic: Why "backer only"? Do you have something to hide? Something to be ashamed of? I agree, "we are dealing with a few crashes", "we need to add in sound" and "we don’t have a date yet" are not much of an advertisement, especially after more than half a year after initial release and after iPhone release, but let's be honest and open here.

    15. Creator Stoic on October 2, 2014

      For those backers leaving comments about Linux - we just posted a backer only update with info for you.

    16. Creator Asa on September 16, 2014

      For what it's worth I know they are working on "Episode 2" because Austin Wintory said on Twitter that he was recording music for the second game.

    17. Creator Valeriy on September 14, 2014

      I think Linux is the least of the problems of this campaign. Just imagine all those backers waiting on any word on further development of "Episode 2 & 3".

      And that slap in the face with DRM-free version, not to mention that whole "Factions" deal. As a project for me it is utter failure, even worse than actual failed projects since I didn't get what others got.

      But in the grand scale it was a success since back then in 2012 we was in need of developer's attention and all that *declared* support of Linux turned other developers' attention to our platform. But times have changed. What worked back then will not do now.

      As for this project? Well, we can live with that. Some will use Windows in dual-boot, others can use Wine, neither like the first time, nor like the last, sadly…
      But we learned our lessons:
      1) If it uses Adobe technologies -- avoid it;
      2) If the release is promised "sometime later" -- avoid it.

    18. Creator Beresk Leth on September 13, 2014

      Well, I wonder now: how many people gave their money because of that port-to-Linux-promise thing — just to realize slowly that they were ignored just from the moment when all transactions had been completed? To be more specific, I wonder: how much does it cost to turn the whole team to liars?

    19. Creator Andrew Hows on September 12, 2014

      7 months of ignoring the people who funded you - full steam ahead for 12!

    20. Creator Mark McKinnon on September 4, 2014

      Hi there were is the Linux version I went to check for the DRM version and could not find it when will it be coming out?

    21. Creator Valeriy on August 15, 2014

      @Andrew Hows:
      Where do you plan to celebrate? May I join you? :-)

    22. Creator Andrew Hows on August 14, 2014

      @Pegasus: Well, they said in update #6 that they'd be porting the game to Linux before the second part was released, so don't hold your breath.

      BTW, congrats on hitting your 6-month not-telling-anybody-jack-about-the-Linux-version-you-were-promised milestone. Should we send cake?

    23. Creator PegasusOrgans-AGL 589 on July 23, 2014

      BTW, you guys that sent the crest in late. Where can I find the template to make my own crest? Also, Stoic had said backer $50+ will get the next two Banner Saga games. Is that still true?

    24. Creator Andrew Hows on July 15, 2014

      5 months, no news on Linux. Keep it up guys, I have faith you can keep us totally in the dark for at least half a year.

    25. Creator Robert Faulkner on June 29, 2014

      I missed the initial crest upload as well, but I did go and use the uploader. I haven't wanted to play without my crest (and I wasn't in a rush) and it was said they would try to put late crests into patches. Well I checked the recent patch today and my crest was in there! So Banner Saga here I come. Definitely email Stoic, I did and they told me it would get in there eventually (but they gave no ETA).

    26. Creator Asa on June 25, 2014

      eXoScoriae, I'd e-mail Stoic at if you have questions about uploading crests. But one of the devs just posted on the Banner Saga forums that he added 60 more Kickstarter backer crests to the most recent build, so they are still uploading crests to the game.

    27. Creator eXoScoriae on June 20, 2014

      Aw crap - did I miss the chance to upload my crest into the game? I thought I had read it was going to be changed to something we did after we received the game? I guess that changed again?

    28. Creator Andrew Hows on June 13, 2014

      4 months, no update on Linux. Or anything else, much.

    29. Creator garkham on June 9, 2014

      A French retail version is announced on Amazon.FR ... Well, as a bowed version is everything I asked for when I back the game but was not planned as a reward, I think I "will have to" buy it again. :'(

    30. Creator Andrew Hows on June 1, 2014

      @tapir: lol

    31. Creator tapir on May 31, 2014

      any news about the linux port?

    32. Creator Stoic on May 26, 2014

      The Localization Beta Test is active now! For Deutsch, Français, ру́сский, Português, and Polski:
      Spanish is running a few weeks behind and will be in a patch soon after.

    33. Creator Valeriy on May 23, 2014

      @Daryl Putman: Because Stoic wanted to make free-to-play-pay-to-win on-line Steam-bound game from the start? Well, it *may* not be true but it definitely looks like this. Just observe their official forums: there is "Factions Help & Support" sub-forum with "Looking for help or game support? You came to the right place!" description but *general* help and support sub-forum is nowhere to be found. Overall post statistics also does not favour singleplayer "expansion".

      @Andrew Hows: Also counting this, yeah? My bet we will get "something" by the start of next year... (Under "something" I assume a byproduct of dubious quality most probably made by side people and without any support, see "Torchlight" for example).
      My rule from now on to never deal with anything with Adobe technologies ever.

      Maybe it was necessary to show developers our interest in order to convince them Linux is a good platform back then in 2012 by backing even shaky projects with "stretch goal, sometime after release, using wine wrapper," but it is not anymore. Nowadays outright ignore such projects.

    34. Creator Andrew Hows on May 16, 2014

      That's a quarter of a year with no update on the Linux version.

    35. Creator Daryl Putman on May 15, 2014

      I'm kind of disappointed that Banner Saga in the Humble Bundle today is the DRM-ladened Steam version. Why is Stoic pushing the Steam version on people when there's a more open version available?

    36. Creator Asa on May 11, 2014

      Email and they can probably help you.

    37. Creator Osama Dorias on May 11, 2014

      Hello. I'm a 50$ backer who has been super busy with life for the last little while. I haven't redeemed/received anything (not the game, art book, wallpaper, sound track, or custom crest). What are my options now? I'd really like to immerse myself in the world of Banner Saga :)

      Thank you.

    38. Creator Asa on May 8, 2014

      Joe, the e-mail in the update was incorrect. You need to email and they'll send you a key. I wrote them last week and they sent me a key within a few days.

    39. Creator Joe on May 2, 2014

      Hmm. The last updated mentioned GOG keys... I've sent a couple of emails to the address they gave but never got a response. Anybody have any idea/suggestions?

    40. Creator Robert Faulkner on April 29, 2014

      Any news on the custom crests for a "round two" update patch? I'm waiting to play with my crest and I figured they'd have the patch out by the time they uploaded to GoG.

    41. Creator Jon Crosslin on April 17, 2014

      I've been busy since this came out. It looks like the directions on receiving a copy of the game do not apply any more. Is it still too late?

    42. Creator Joan Paulette Dudley on April 17, 2014

      I never received my game. What happened?

    43. Creator Andrew Hows on April 14, 2014

      Another month, another no-updates-on-Linux-port.

    44. Creator digital_wanderer on March 21, 2014

      Totaly happy with how the game come out, can't wait for the sequel, huge fans here in Croatia. At the same time we are having a huge local KS for an interesting SF strategy/RPG

    45. Creator hyosube on March 20, 2014

      I'm glad that I'm not the only wondering about the digital art book...

    46. Creator garkham on March 18, 2014

      Hi there, is the digital art book already available somewhere ?

    47. Creator Bryy Miller on March 18, 2014

      Just beat it. Fantastic ending.

    48. Creator Andrew Hows on March 17, 2014

      So, no updates in over a month. What's the progress on the Linux version? Some of us are still waiting for the game we backed...

    49. Creator Clocknova on March 9, 2014

      STILL waiting for that GOG key, guys. I want to play the game, but I'm not playing any version but the GOG version.

    50. Creator Kenneth LeBlanc on February 24, 2014

      When will the digital Artbook come out?

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