Stoic, an indie video game developer, MegaCon Games, a miniatures board game creator, and Versus Evil, an indie video game publisher, recently revealed more details about The Banner Saga: Warbands miniature board game as funding began on the official Kickstarter campaign.
The game, based on the successful video game franchise, is a cooperative, miniatures board game for 2-4 players. It deals with the difficulties and consequences of decision making, coming with 30 miniatures, a world map, player boards, and card sets. Those who back the game will also receive an exclusive Warband miniature in addition to the other rewards specific to each level.
Brian Shotton, Game Designer and Founder of MegaCon Games, stated, “The Banner Saga: Warbands miniatures will be the same high quality miniatures backers have come to expect from MegaCon Games. The combat is diceless, purely tactical and while different from the video game, carries over the spirit of hard decision making where not everyone will survive. The ultimate goal in all this is to keep your Warband together.”
In addition, players will be able to pre-order a digital copy of the upcoming Banner Saga 2 for PC. They simply choose their pledge level, then add on a number of physical or digital items that they are interested in for an additional cost, and the title is being offered at a 10% discount.
“This Kickstarter sheds some light on several important facts about the indie game scene,” said Steve Escalante, General Manager at Versus Evil. “Firstly, crowdfunding can be a success as demonstrated by both of these companies. Collectively they have raised over $3.4M which has allowed them to develop and manufacture their products to the high standard promised to consumers. Secondly, it proves that a new licensing model can exist where like-minded companies can cooperatively work together and create experiences their fans love. Finally, crowdfunding has created a renaissance for the miniatures board game industry, where small companies like MegaCon can afford to manufacture a game based on an indie title like the Banner Saga. Without this new marketplace, creating a board game like this would not have been possible for an indie brand.”
Check out a new trailer that shows off several of the board game items below: