Funded! This project was successfully funded on April 20, 2012.

Update #8

The Prize Clarification Update

Hello, esteemed backers! Within the last few days, two very important things have happened to encourage this update: 1) We added a bunch of new prizes to our already many and varied prizes! and 2) We’ve gotten a lot of requests to clarify said prizes, and have been pointed to other kickstarter campaigns who have already done a similar update.

So, we’ve broken out each individual tier to tell you exactly what you get and address some of the common questions we get about them. We should mention this up front: regardless of whether you’ve changed your pledge or not, you will receive whichever prize you have selected when the campaign ends on April 20th.

Once our Kickstarter campaign ends we’ll be sending out a survey to each of you that let you decide on any variables found in the prizes below, such as shirt sizes, guild crests, name in the credits or your preferred platforms.

the WALLPAPER ($5 pledge)

  • You get: the desktop wallpaper for PC or Mac.
  • The wallpaper is unique to the Kickstarter campaign and will be available in most major resolutions.
  • We’ll be making the wallpaper available to all backers by the end of April.
  • This tier is more of a support level and does not include the game itself.
the BANNER SAGA ($10 pledge)
  • You get: the wallpaper + the first part of The Banner Saga on PC and Mac.
  • We consider the first part of The Banner Saga to be a complete game in its own right. We also plan to make The Banner Saga a trilogy. Once all three parts are finished they will tie together to form the entire trilogy and one big story arc. Your progress from Chapter 1 will carry over into Chapter 2 and 3. We will be releasing Chapter 1 first, then 2 and then 3 as soon as each part is complete. In case you miss out on donating, all 3 parts of the game can still be purchased after the Kickstarter campaign ends! See the Kickstarter FAQ for more info.
  • While the game will not be a short 2 or 3 hour fling, please keep in mind it is being developed by a small team in under a year with more content to come. We do not yet know the total length of the first chapter but we believe $10 is a fair, honest price for the scope we are attempting to achieve. We want nothing more than for you to feel that you got your money’s worth.
  • We will be porting the game to iPad and Linux after our initial release. We cannot provide free keys for the iOS version due to restraints from Apple, but we will be providing a free Linux version to anyone who requests it in the survey we send out at the end of the Kickstarter campaign. Both of these will be available as soon as we are able to begin porting the game; post-release, but before the second part of the game.
  • We hope to port to as many other devices and platforms as time and money allows. It will definitely be a balancing act.
the SPECIAL EDITION ($25 pledge)
  • You get: the wallpaper + the complete first part of The Banner Saga on PC and Mac + the digital art book + the digital OST (original soundtrack) + your name in the credits.
  • The digital art book includes all of the production art and roughs that we’ll be doing for the first part of the game.
  • The digital soundtrack includes the original score composed by Austin Wintory, from the first part of the game.
  • Both the art book and soundtrack will be made available digitally, meaning you will be directed to a link that will allow you download them. We will not be shipping you anything physical.
  • We will send you a survey allowing you to add any name you’d like in a “special thanks” section of the credits for the game, which can be accessed from the title screen of the game. This can be your name, your friend's name, your dog’s name, your company name - anything you’d like, barring flat-out profanity, which will be removed without notice. These credits will probably be very long.

the CREST ($50 pledge) CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE TEMPLATE

  • You get: the wallpaper + all three parts of The Banner Saga on PC and Mac + the digital art book + the digital OST + your name in the credits + a guild crest, made by you, added to the game
  • To reiterate: at this tier and above you get the full trilogy, all three games!
  • There are so many pledges for the guild crest that we cannot possibly implement them all by hand. We will be providing a template allowing you to create your design and send it back to us. It will be up to you to follow the instruction and make sure it looks exactly how you want it.
  • Your crest will be available to anyone who plays the game. When you start a new game, you will prompted to select a crest. This symbol will represent your character for the remainder of the game, and in multiplayer.
  • You will need to provide a name for your crest. In the game, this will allow you to search for your personal contribution. You will also want to tag it with different categories such as “weapon” or “animal”, to narrow down the options when looking through other backers crests.
  • We will not be culling out similar or duplicate designs. If there are 300 similar wolf heads, so be it. Really, can you have too many wolf heads to choose from?
  • To keep it simple we'd need to keep to four simple guidelines: no sexual content (sorry). That means no genitals, innuendo or implied phallus hidden in the negative space. No trademarked or otherwise plagiarized logos. Try to keep things in a vaguely appropriate theme. If you've really got to get your spaceship logo in there it's not a big deal, but please try to hold off on the assault rifles and trollface guys. If you aren't sure if it's ok, don't do it. It has to be a graphic image or icon. We can't put text on a banner. If you break any of these rules we’ll have to remove your crest. We won’t have time to do a lot of feedback on this, so please keep things simple.
  • You can opt out of creating a guild crest if you’d like. Just don’t submit a crest to us and you’re off the hook.
  • Once we get the submission page working you can submit your crest based on the template HERE.
the POSTER, SPECIAL PROMOTION ($50 pledge)
  • You get: the wallpaper + all three parts of The Banner Saga on PC and Mac + the digital art book + the digital OST + your name in the credits + the poster
  • To reiterate: at this tier and above you get the full trilogy, all three games!
  • This prize tier was made specially for backers who didn’t want to submit a guild crest or wanted the poster at a lower price.
  • The poster is standard movie poster size: 24 x 36 inches
  • All posters will be rolled and mailed in a tube, not folded.
  • Include an additional $10 for shipping outside the US & Canada.
the POSTER ($80 pledge)
  • You get: the wallpaper + all three parts of The Banner Saga on PC and Mac + the digital art book + the digital OST + your name in the credits + the guild crest + the signed poster + the button.
  • The main difference between this prize and the $50 version is that the poster will be hand-signed by all three of us at Stoic and we’ll be including the button shown on our main Kickstarter page.
  • Unlike the $50 poster, this tier includes the guild crest prize.
  • The poster is standard movie poster size: 24 x 36 inches.
  • All posters will be rolled and mailed in a tube, not folded.
  • Include an additional $10 for shipping outside the US & Canada.
the T-SHIRT ($100 pledge)
  • You get: the wallpaper + all three parts of The Banner Saga on PC and Mac + the digital art book + the digital OST + your name in the credits + the guild crest + the signed poster + the button + the t-shirt.
  • The shirt will be available in all major adult sizes: S, M, L, XL, XXL for both men and women. At this time we do not plan to print the shirt in children’s sizes.
  • We’ll be using the best quality shirt we can get from a local silkscreen shop.
  • The t-shirt design will never be printed again once the Kickstarter campaign is over!
  • Include an additional $10 for shipping outside the US & Canada.
the SCORE ($150 pledge)
  • You get: the wallpaper + all three parts of The Banner Saga on PC and Mac + the digital art book + the digital OST + your name in the credits + the guild crest + the signed poster + the button + the tshirt + a physical, signed CD of the soundtrack with bonus material
  • The physical copy of the soundtrack will be hand-signed by Austin Wintory.
  • The CD will also include bonus material and/or remixes that cannot be found on the digital OST. While we are currently sorting out the details of this, rest assured that there will be cool, exclusive tracks on the CD.
  • This special pledge goes directly toward funding a full orchestral soundtrack for the game.
  • Include an additional $15 for shipping outside the US & Canada (sorry we forgot to mention this in the prize description).
the ANIMATION CEL ($250 pledge)
  • You get: the wallpaper + all three parts of The Banner Saga on PC and Mac + the digital art book + the digital OST + your name in the credits + the guild crest + the signed poster + the button + the tshirt + the signed CD + a physical animation cel of one key character character from the game.
  • At this tier you will have the option of choosing one of the two characters: Rook or Juno. Both play a major role in the single player campaign. We’ll send you a survey at the end of the campaign so you can choose which you’d like.
  • Each animation cel is limited and numbered. We’ll never print them again after the Kickstarter campaign.
  • Include an additional $15 for shipping outside the US & Canada.
the SIGNATURE ($350 pledge)
  • You get: the wallpaper + all three parts of The Banner Saga on PC and Mac + the digital art book + the digital OST + your name in the credits + the guild crest + the signed poster + the button + the tshirt + the signed CD + the animation cel + a physical, hand-signed copy of one page of the sheet music used by the actual musicians.
  • The physical copy of the sheet music played by the actual musicians and signed by Austin Wintory.
  • This special pledge goes directly toward funding a full orchestral soundtrack for the game.
  • Include an additional $15 for shipping outside the US & Canada (sorry we forgot to mention this in the prize description).
the LANDSCAPE ($600 pledge)
  • You get: the wallpaper + all three parts of The Banner Saga on PC and Mac + the digital art book + the digital OST + your name in the credits + the guild crest + the signed poster + the button + the tshirt + the signed CD + the animation cel + the signed sheet music + a framed lithograph of a landscape scene from the game.
  • The framed lithograph is 12 x 36 inches.
  • Include an additional $20 for shipping outside the US & Canada.
the RELIC ($800 pledge)
  • You get: the wallpaper + all three parts of The Banner Saga on PC and Mac + the digital art book + the digital OST + your name in the credits + the guild crest + the signed poster + the button + the tshirt + the signed CD + the animation cel + thesigned sheet music + the landscape lithograph + a custom item added to the game that affects gameplay and other players can acquire.
  • Send us a photo of the item you’d like to see in the game and our art director will turn it into an illustrated icon by hand.
  • You can choose the rarity, work with us on a custom description and select a passive bonus that your item grants. Characters in the game can equip these items and they become part of the normal item circulation.
  • Because the items in our game will provide passive bonuses, they can be anything that is a wearable item: earrings, necklace, ring, hair jewelry, bracers, shoes, boots, gloves, brooch, shoulder pad, sash, belt, buckle, weapon attachment, pommel wrap, rune carving, etc etc.
  • What we cannot do is change a characters held items or their image in combat. This would complicate our animation and item system beyond the scope of what we can handle. If you have something similar to a weapon you'd really like to get in the game email us and we'll work with to find a way to fit it in, either as a wearable decorative weapon, like a side dagger or as an element of their equipped weapon, like a series of runes.
  • Include an additional $20 for shipping outside the US & Canada (for the physical prizes included in this tier).
the SHADOWBOX ($1200 pledge)
  • You get: the wallpaper + all three parts of The Banner Saga on PC and Mac + the digital art book + the digital OST + your name in the credits + the guild crest + the signed poster + the button + the tshirt + the signed CD + the animation cel + the sheet music + the landscape lithograph + the relic + an extremely limited edition shadowbox with unique artwork.
  • The shadowbox is 20 x 16 inches, framed and has a glass cover.
  • We’ll be working on the image for this prize soon and showing it in an update after the campaign has ended.
  • No shipping cost necessary at this tier.
the TRANSCENDENCE / VIKING GOD ($2500 prize)
  • You get: the wallpaper + all three parts of The Banner Saga on PC and Mac + the digital art book + the digital OST + your name in the credits + the guild crest + the signed poster + the button + the tshirt + the signed CD + the animation cel + the sheet music + the landscape lithograph + the relic + the shadowbox + have your likeness inserted into the game as one of the dead gods.
  • We'll work with you to create a unique deity with your likeness which will be seen throughout the game.
  • The gods are an integral part of the lore and will be referenced throughout all parts of the game.
  • You will be displayed on special markers that make up an important part of the gameplay in the single player campaign.
  • Contact us before selecting this prize.
  • No shipping cost necessary at this tier.
the PERFORMANCE ($4500 prize)
  • You get: all three parts of The Banner Saga on PC and Mac + the digital art book + the digital OST + the signed CD + the sheet music + an invitation to attend a live recording of the soundtrack and meet Austin Wintory and the Stoic team in person + a signed, leather-bound book compiling all of the games music + an associate music producer credit on the album and game + a custom ringtone created personally by Austin.
  • This special pledge goes directly toward funding a full orchestral soundtrack for the game. This special case prize does not include many of the previous tiers but has a ton of unique music-related gifts, please check the above list.
  • We expect this to take place in Los Angeles sometime between September and December. Because of the complexities of recording a live orchestra, the date or location may change. We will give at least four weeks advance notice and work with you to make it happen. In a worst case scenario, if we absolutely can’t come to an agreement we’ll refund your pledge. Contact us before selecting this prize.
  • No shipping cost necessary at this tier.
the ROTOSCOPE SHOOT ($5,000 prize)
  • You get: the wallpaper + all three parts of The Banner Saga on PC and Mac + the digital art book + the digital OST + your name in the credits + the guild crest + the signed poster + the button + the tshirt + the signed CD + the animation cel + the sheet music + the landscape lithograph + the relic + the shadowbox + the viking god + become personally animated into the game.
  • We’ll work with you to find some animations that will work best for you to be animated into the game. You act it out and we’ll animate it.
  • Must be able to travel to the Austin, TX area.
  • Contact us before selecting this prize.
  • No shipping cost necessary at this tier.
the EXECUTIVE ($10,000 prize)
  • You get: the wallpaper + all three parts of The Banner Saga on PC and Mac + the digital art book + the digital OST + your name in the credits + the guild crest + the signed poster + the button + the tshirt + the signed CD + the animation cel + the sheet music + the landscape lithograph + the relic + the shadowbox + the viking god + the recording session + the leather-bound compilation of the score + an executive producer credit on the album and game + custom ringtone + a framed copy of The Banner Saga’s main theme, each note hand-scribed and autographed by Austin Wintory.
  • Please note that for logistic reasons, this prize does not include the rotoscope shoot. However, it does include every other prize we have to offer. Holy moly that’s a lot of stuff.
  • We expect this to take place in Los Angeles sometime between September and December. Because of the complexities of recording a live orchestra, the time and location may change. We will give at least four weeks advance notice and work with you to make it happen. In a worst case scenario, if we absolutely can’t come to an agreement we’ll refund your pledge. Contact us before selecting this prize.
  • No shipping cost necessary at this tier.

FAQ:

“How will you handle international shipping charges?”
We understand there are some complexities with mailing items internationally, in particular with VAT and custom fees. This problem has already been addressed by other big Kickstarter projects and we see no reason to change the formulae now, so we’ll be valuing the items based on the cost to produce them, not the pledge amount.

"What's the deal again with first chapter vs full game and $50 and up and I don't even..."We know it has been a little confusing. The Kickstarter campaign is to help us fund the first part of our trilogy. At $10 and $25 you get this first release, which will be a complete game in its own right. At $50 and up you get the full game, all three parts of the trilogy. We did this because we went so far over our goal that we wanted to thank you, the backers. If you don't want to pledge  $50 you can still get the full game when it comes out in the future.

“Can you add this prize?”
The biggest requests we’ve gotten are for a box version of the game, a print version of the art book, more landscape lithographs and the t-shirt at a lower price. We have decided not to add these prizes for a variety of reasons, the biggest one being that we’re trying to balance the cost and the time it takes to produce these. Creating something like a collector’s box (for example) would literally take our art director upwards of a month between making the art, the instruction manual and printing discs. We’d rather spend this time on production.

With the limited edition prizes we don’t want to reduce their value to people who bought them because of their limited availability. However, if the demand continues post-Kickstarter we’re definitely looking into the option of providing new items at a later date on a company store. We’ll be keeping all of our backers up to date on anything like that.

“Can I pledge double the amount but get two of the same?”
Unfortunately, no. Kickstarter does not know how to track this information and with so many prizes to mail out, special cases are going to be very difficult for us to keep in mind.

“You forgot to mention this!”
Thanks for the heads up! Thankfully, we can continue to edit this page even after the campaign ends, so we’ll add any new information that comes up here.

Comments

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      Creator Socrates on April 20, 2012

      I hope we'll be able to get more explanation for making crests. I admit I'm not at all the graphics whizz that some backers seem to be and I'm pondering how to make the black crest for upload.

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      Creator Ashley Coolman on April 19, 2012

      I'd like a prize that focused on digital delivery.
      Artbook, OST, game and thats it

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      Creator William W. Refsland on April 18, 2012

      May there be a single rune, not text, on the crest?

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      Creator Allan Wright on April 18, 2012

      What time will you be at The Poor House?

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      Creator sgllama on April 17, 2012

      @Arthur or you could select the $50 level with the crest and simply not bother to submit a crest design?

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      Creator Arthur on April 17, 2012

      If I don't want the physical poster, but the full trilogy, can I just give $50 and not pay the international shipping fee? (I live outside the US and Canada)

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      Creator JamieA on April 17, 2012

      Oh wait nevermind, my poor reading comprehension kicking in, I thought it meant higher in the list not price wise.

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      Creator JamieA on April 17, 2012

      Wait, do we get all three parts of the game at the $25 mark?

      At the first $50 section it says;
      "To reiterate: at this tier and above you get the full trilogy, all three games!"

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      Creator Felix 'Kyo' Grünewald on April 17, 2012

      I am really looking forward to the submission tool for the crests, just put around 2,5 hours into rough sketching and can't wait to see how it'll look on a banner. i think there is still too much greyscaled pixels in the picture when you zoom in, so I probably will still be playing around a little with it

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      Creator Erich Lichnock on April 17, 2012

      I understand about not adding more slots for then art prizes in the upper tiers. Production cost and time is important, especially when you have such a close release date. However, I am glad you are considering selling more or different art projects later on. I love your design direction and the art style you've shown thus far. If you do sell more art, you have a confirmed buyer in me, :). Keep up the awesome, guys. You've proven to be the savviest kick starters of the ones I'm involved with now.

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      Creator Patryk Nejmanowski on April 17, 2012

      If Apple is making trouble (as usual) then just charge 1 cent for the iOS version and be done with it.

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      Creator Jeremy on April 16, 2012

      Is there going to be a new soundtrack for the second two chapters? Will the special editions (the digital soundtracks) be included with the $50 level, or would that only include the Digital Soundtrack for Chapter One?

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      Creator Noah Miller on April 16, 2012

      Thanks for being so direct and straight-forward. I'm glad that you all are putting the development of a great-sounding game as your top priority, and appreciating your fan-base but not pandering.

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      Creator Isamu on April 16, 2012

      Thanks for the update and clarifications! I only hope that there will be enough funding for a huge orchestra. Will you solely be funding the soundtrack with the musical rewards, or are you prepared to make up any difference using the rest of the budget? Also, any plans for a livestream ending celebration like Double Fine and Wasteland 2?

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      Creator Christoph Kaser on April 16, 2012

      Apple does not allow developers to give free versions of paid apps, so I guess the answer is no.

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      Creator Magenta on April 16, 2012

      Since its impossible to give out free keys for the iPad iOS, would it be possible to simply get a key for the iPad in lieu of receiving the game on my Mac? I'm happy to wait till its ported to the iPad, I just don't want to have to pay for something twice when I'd definitely play it more on my iPad than my Mac.

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      Creator Stoic on April 16, 2012

      That's correct. We'll give you a good range of colors you can select for the crest and you should be able to see how it will look in a preview before submitting it. Black and white lets us more easily automate the process.

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      Creator Malcolm James on April 16, 2012

      So to clarify, a crest design should be submitted as a black/white image, but we get to specify foreground/background colors once we're in-game?

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      Creator Stoic on April 16, 2012

      I also added bullet points to the $50 prizes :)

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      Creator Stoic on April 16, 2012

      Thanks for the suggestion, Stephen. I added a section in the FAQ at the bottom to address it!

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      Creator Stephen Ngu on April 16, 2012

      You do mention that the $10 and $25 levels only get the first chapter of the game, but I think the $50 getting all Three chapters might be worth mentioning in a separate bullet underneath as it's pretty significant.

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      Creator Stoic on April 16, 2012

      Nice catch, TheChosenOne, we've updated the post and added "the relic" to the correct tiers. Thanks!

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      Creator TheChosenOne on April 16, 2012

      Highest levels do NOT get the "relic"?

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      Creator Hansel on April 16, 2012

      @Michael Matzat Haha.

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      Creator DP on April 16, 2012

      FWIW, technically you could give out iOS copies. Apple does have a limit of promotional keys per app version, however you can always "gift" copies to generate keys. Apple would end up getting their 30% (so they are happy), and you would get 70% of the money put in back eventually in the form of your check. I don't know if there is a way to do bulk app purchases, though...

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      Creator Chris Privitere on April 16, 2012

      You should go talk to the Camoflaj guys running the Republique kickstarter. They found a way to get Apple to let them give away iOS keys.

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      Creator Jordan York on April 16, 2012

      I was going to complain about you trying to rush out chapter 1 within a year, but it is understandable that you want to give us something to play and you will likely need the income from the first chapter to help with the production of the second. If money was no option it would have been nice to take the approach of Arenanets Guild Wars 2 of (when it's ready), as I see great potential for this game and I hate to have it rushed due to a financial schedule.

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      Creator Michael Matzat on April 16, 2012

      Wall of text. Did read.

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    An exclusive desktop WALLPAPER for your PC, Mac, tablet or mobile device, along with our heartfelt thanks. Choose with or without the logo. Be a part of the movement!

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    Get the AWESOME SPECIAL EDITION of The Banner Saga. The single player game as described above, plus the digital art book including production art and design sketches, the original soundtrack and desktop wallpaper. On top of all that, as a special thanks we'll include your name in the OFFICIAL CREDITS for the game.

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    Be a real part of The Banner Saga! At this tier we'll provide you a template and you provide us with YOUR OWN CREST DESIGN which we'll put into the actual game. In both single and multiplayer, players will choose a family crest that represent them; this is your chance to get your family or guild symbol into the Banner Saga (must meet a few reasonable decency guidelines - see the FAQ). Includes all previous rewards.

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    A limited edition print of the official game POSTER for The Banner Saga in full movie poster size (24 x 36 inches), SIGNED by the team at Stoic. Look to the left to check out the art. Also, to show off your viking spirit in public we'll include a BUTTON that looks just like the main character's brooch. Includes all previous rewards - please add $10 for shipping outside the US & Canada.

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    Kickstarter is a chance not just to fund the game but to offer art for the sake of art. Get a full-sized, 12 x 36 FRAMED LANDSCAPE work of art inspired by the incredible American master Eyvind Earle. No logos, no gimmicks; numbered and signed by the artist. Check it out in the details to the left. Includes all previous rewards - please add $20 for shipping outside the US & Canada.

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    Immortalize something meaningful to you in The Banner Saga. Send us a photo of YOUR OWN HEIRLOOM, memento or just something you'd like to show your friends and we'll turn it into a relic of value and power. We'll work with you to come up with a unique name and description that could include anything from a mysterious inscription to giving off a certain aura. You'll personalize it and make a coveted piece of gameplay by choosing from a list of rarities and in-game bonuses it provides. Doesn't look very viking-themed you say? That's ok, the marketplaces trade in items pillaged from all over the world. Because this includes all previous rewards, please add $20 for shipping outside the US and Canada

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    We're incredibly excited about this one. We've partnered with an amazing artist to turn our landscape artwork into a 3-dimensional SHADOWBOX that replicates the feeling of parallax you get from traveling across the land. Framed with a glass cover and coming in at 20 x 16 inches this is a serious piece of art. Numbered and signed. Includes all previous rewards - don't worry about the shipping cost; you're good.

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    The gods may be dead but they're not forgotten. BECOME A VIKING GOD in the actual game. We'll create a unique deity with your likeness and work with you on a great name and backstory for him or her. You'll appear in the game in various forms of effigy and be written into the lore, where all may see. Includes all previous rewards. Email us for more info.

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    You are invited to personally ATTEND the music's recording sessions in Los Angeles or elsewhere later this year. This will include a day of hanging out with all of us at the recording studio, and lunch (on us). You will also receive a signed, leather-bound book compiling all of the game's music (produced as a one-off and therefore never commercially for sale) and earn a Music Associate Producer credit in the game and on the album. Not enough? Austin will personally compose an original 30-second ringtone, just for you! As part of the special music promotion, the donations we receive from this prize category go directly to help fund an all-out, full orchestral score in the game recorded in a live studio! Please note: this is a special case prize. While it does include the signed CD and the sheet music, it does not include any of the previous rewards. This one's for serious music fans. You must be able to travel to the Los Angeles area or elsewhere. If you're interested in this prize you must contact us to make arrangements before the end of the Kickstarter campaign.

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    We'll rotoscope and ANIMATE YOU, personally, into the game doing an attack or using a special ability so you, too, can look like a badass viking. How many chances will you have to be animated into a 2D game? Backers must be local or able to travel to the Austin/Georgetown area. Afterwards, let's get some lunch. Includes all previous rewards, do we even need to say it at this point? Email us for more info.

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    We have so many prizes now we had to compile them all into ONE FINAL, HUGE MEGA-PRIZE. The Executive gives you every prize we have to offer (except for the rotoscope shoot), including the viking god and attending the recording session. On top of that, you will be given an Executive Music Producer credit in the game and on the album. Lastly, receive a framed copy of the Banner Saga main theme, each note inscribed by hand by Austin Wintory, who will also be kind enough to sign his work. Has anything like this even been done before? Please contact us before donating at this tier.

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