The Banner Saga hits Kickstarter target for XBLA port
The latest indie game to go down the Kickstarter route, The Banner Saga has now raised enough money to allow them to develop ports for XBLA and PSN. The game is described as a role playing game merged with turn-based strategy, wrapped into an adventure mini-series about vikings. The beautifully hand-drawn game is being developed by Austin based company Stoic which was founded by ex Bioware staff Alex Thomas, Arnie Jorgensen and John Watson. The team initially wanted $100,000 to get the game off the ground and complete a PC version but the project surpassed $700,000 allowing them to develop for other platforms and include multiplayer functionality. Of course they will still need to find a publisher to allow them to sell through Xbox Marketplace but The Banner Saga is certainly one to watch for.