Fan art contest announced for The Banner Saga

Stoic, developer of the critically acclaimed indie release The Banner Saga, and publisher Versus Evil have announced an art contest for fans based on their experience in the game, using runic inspired designs.

Stoic’s Art Director Arnie Jorgensen states,“The Banner Saga has been applauded by reviewers and fans alike for the art style, something we are incredibly proud of. We’ve seen such great fan art for the game that it made sense to ask our fans to assist us in designing a real life banner.” Jorgensen goes on to talk about some of the details of the art designs they are looking for. He explains, “We are looking for designs based on the traditional Viking runic art style as seen on the Godstones in the game. One way of recording history in early Viking times was for each family to contribute their own ‘saga’ onto their clan’s banner.  Similarly, we plan to include some of the best designs submitted in this contest to create a twelve foot banner depicting our fan’s experiences with the game, creating a community ‘saga’.”

The “Creating the Banner” contest is now officially open for entrants to submit their original Viking-style inspired designs at the Creating the Banner website. Winners will not only get their design included on the final life-sized banner, but they will also be sent a mini replica of the final banner for display.  Be sure the check out the website for full submission guidelines, rules and regulations. The deadline for submissions is 11:59pm PT on Thursday March 13, 2014.

The Banner Saga is available now for $24.99 through Steam, UPlay, GameFly, GameStop and Gamers Gate for PC and Mac. A digital Deluxe Edition is also available through select retailers for $29.99 and includes the game and complete official soundtrack.