Saturday, 27 September 2014

The Banner Saga Game Engine Licensed for New Title “BEDLAM”

Austin, USA -- September 25th, 2014 -- Stoic announced today that Skyshine Games has licensed its proprietary game engine built for PC smash-hit and Geekie Award Winner, The Banner Saga to create BEDLAM, a role-playing turn-based strategy game with rogue-like elements and an epic storyline, which launched its Kickstarter campaign today. 

(Edit - 2 days on, this fundraiser seems to have got off to a tremendous start, with nearly $40K raised and almost 1,500 backers already.)

“Stoic is excited to support BEDLAM with our engine and eager to see what Skyshine Games can do with it. We love the concept of the game and are happy that some of the ground that we broke with The Banner Saga is now going to contribute to another great project”, said John Watson from Stoic.

“The Banner Saga Engine and Tools have allowed us to hit the ground running, giving us a lot of flexibility in realizing the unique vision for our own game.  Stoic has been an enormous support for us with BEDLAM and as a fellow independent developer, they have provided us with invaluable knowledge gained from their own successful experience.  Skyshine Games could not have asked for a better partnership and we hope it continues for a very long time”, said John Mueller from Skyshine Games.

The Banner Saga, which recently had a price move to $19.99 is currently in the final stages of development for release on mobile later this month. Bedlam which kicked off it’s Kickstarter campaign today is scheduled for release in 2015.

About Stoic
Stoic is an independent game developer based out of Austin, Texas, formed in early 2012, dedicated to making great games that are artful, independent and unique.  The studio recently received the “Most Promising Start-up” award at the Innovation Awards and have received several awards, nominations and achievements in Art, Game Design and Music for their work on The Banner Saga, including the Geekie Awards 2014, Best Inidie Game.  The game is currently available for PC, Mac and Linux.  The Banner Saga™ and The Banner Saga: Factions™ content is used by permission. © Stoic LLC. 2012-2012 All rights reserved.

Centuries in the future, mankind’s quantum advancements have been inevitably overcome by consumerism, greed and war.  The resulting catastrophic clash of beliefs and scientific fusions have ravaged the planet, leaving most of the planet a toxic snarl of scorched earth called Bedlam. The colossal megatropolis of Byzantine is one of the few remaining bastions of civilization and it is here where the game BEDLAM begins. As the last remaining Mechanic and pilot of Boneshaker, the colossal Dozer with its ten-thousand ton engines, players are responsible for transporting passengers through the vast expanse of desolation that surrounds Byzantine, to Aztec City, the supposed utopia beyond the barren divide. By gathering a motley crew of humans, mutants, robots, cyborgs and other creatures, players can send their soldiers into battle or other areas to explore, gathering valuable items, information and other recruits to help them overcome the various perils encountered during their journey. Powerful weapons and technologies will be discovered and when equipped, give the player access to devastating attacks during battle or even the ability to cheat death, resurrecting their favorite lost soldiers. Grab the wheel Mechanic! Assemble your crew and off to hell you go!  Protect your passengers at all cost, you only get paid if you’re alive!

About BEDLAM Kickstarter
Skyshine Games is seeking to secure $130,000 to supplement the development of BEDLAM and allow for a very high level of production quality. For more information about BEDLAM, and to contribute to the Kickstarter, visit:

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