Indie game developer Stoic has announced the third and final game in the Banner Saga trilogy, Banner Saga 3. Like the first game, Banner Saga 3 is seeking funding through Kickstarter. The campaign begins today, with the funding goal of $200,000.
“We’re going full circle and returning to Kickstarter where it all began,” says John Watson, co-founder at Stoic. “In 2012 the backers were instrumental in bringing the saga to life, smashing our intial funding target that led us to increase the scope, fidelity and production values of Banner Saga.”
“We’re proud to be indie,” Watson continues. “Despite the stellar support we get from our publisher, Versus Evil, we’re not taking any outside funding to bring this series home. We’d love Kickstarter support to add additional features that are simply beyond our current budget.”
The Banner Saga series takes place in a hand-drawn world of vikings and monsters. The series melds an Oregon Trail-like journey full of tough decisions and harsh consequences with a tactical turn-based combat mode. Since the beginning the games and story were designed as a trilogy.
The Banner Saga released in 2014 and won the Game Developers Choice Award for Best Debut. The sequel was released in April 2016 and was nominated for Best Strategy Game at the 2016 Game Awards.
Minimum pledge for the Banner Saga 3 is $20. At any pledge level you can add an additional $20 to receive the first two games after the campaign finishes. If the campaign reaches its funding goal early, stretch goals for additional funding will be announced. The first Banner Saga raised over $700,000 from 20,000 backers in 2012.