About a month ago, I posted about a new Austin-based studio called Stoic Studio which is making a game called The Banner Saga. As is all the rage as of late, they started a Kickstarter for this project and added a video to it:
Granted, I’m being a little sarcastic about “all the rage” because it seems more than a few games have popped up using Kickstarters lately; most notably Double Fine Adventure and Wasteland 2. That said, I think all three of them are worthy causes or I wouldn’t point them out. The latter have already reached their pledge goals but now you can help Stoic reach theirs (which is a lot less than the other two).
The pledge levels go from $5 to $5,000. I wish I had the latter to spare because I’d love to see “Ashen Temper” in a Viking-based game since the whole Temper saga had a lot of Viking-esque theme to it (back in the day). But, if you like the project, there are a lot of low-level pledges – $5, $10, & $25. These are cheaper than going out to eat (from McDonald’s at the low-end to something like Chili’s or Olive Garden at the “high” of the low end). While I do like me some food from time to time, a good game usually lasts me a lot longer.
Something to note if you do pledge, you only pay if the end goal is met:
If I make a pledge, when is my card charged?
If the project you’re backing is successfully funded, your card will be charged when the project reaches its funding deadline. If the project does not reach its funding goal, your card is never charged. That’s why we call them pledges.
If The Banner Saga looks like a game you’d enjoy and you have a few extra dollars laying around, help out a worthy cause (and studio) by donating (or if you just want to learn more about it):