Stoic is an Austin based studio comprised of three, very gifted, very passionate game developers. John, Arnie and Alex started Stoic with the idea that if they didn’t make The Banner Saga now, a game like this may never get done. So after years spent at Sony Online Entertainment and BioWare, working on titles such as Star Wars Galaxies and Star Wars: The Old Republic, they threw their concept out to the Kickstarter community. What started out as a small, but ambitious project, turned into one of Kickstarter’s elite raises. Now, the Stoic studio is poised to deliver on their promise, an epic Viking role-playing game that merges strategic turn-based combat with a deep rooted story embedded in a harsh and vast landscape.
Pencil Test Studios
Pencil Test Studios is an independent game development and animation production studio founded in 2009 by game industry veterans Mike Dietz and Ed Schofield. Located in Lake Forest, CA., the studio specializes in content creation, development and production services for games, mobile devices, film, and television, while offering many different animation styles including 2D, 3D, stop motion and mixed media. The studio has collaborated on numerous successful videogame franchises with high profile clients such as Disney, Pixar, and Activision, providing extensive experience and familiarity working within a wide variety of game production pipelines.
Tangrin is an independent video game studio based in the Netherlands. Tangrin is a very small team of two developers that have been hard at work on their first game. Devoted to creating fun, high-quality games that immerse the player in engaging worlds, Tangrin is set to launch Kyn, a unique Viking inspired mythological world to explore and plenty of puzzles to solve and enemies to defeat. Kyn has been compared to Balder’s Gate and Icewind Dale and will feature over 20 hours of game play.
Swordtales is based out of Porto Alegre, Brazil. A small team of indie developers, Swordtales is creating Toren, a dark adventure game that brings poetry to life. Toren is one of the first games being supported by the Brazilian Cultural Incentive Law. Set to launch in 2015, Toren will be available on the PC and PlayStation platforms.
4gency is a Seattle based studio comprised of five game developers. Founded in December 2011 by Charles Cox, a video game development professional and writer with over a decade of experience spanning PC, Xbox, Playstation and Mobile development and now we’re focusing on Habitat. Habitat is a space-themed strategy game that places you in high orbit around a ravaged Earth far in the future. Your survival depends on your ability to sift through centuries of floating space junk to construct a sustainable base.
Wyrmbyte is an indie video game studio founded in 2012 by industry veterans from END Games Entertainment and NetDevil. Wyrmbyte’s first published title, Dragons and Titans, was developed to offer gamers something new and unique in the MOBA space.
RedFly Studio is an Austin based company formed eight years ago by Dan Borth and Kris Taylor. Both are artists by trade and jumped into their own company after working as work for hire guns for a couple of mainstream titles. RedFly Studio has predominately been a work for hire studio for many projects with various budgets and outcomes. Like all studios they have strived to stay alive, working for the man, while biding their time to create the game they have always wanted.
Versus Evil is working with RedFly Studio on that exact game. We will be making those announcements when the time is right.
Gambrinous is an independent studio based primarily in Dublin, Ireland. Initially a kind of one-man-band run by founder Colm Larkin, it has now grown to a hefty five people with their first commercial release, Guild of Dungeoneering.
Skyshine are an independent video game developer specializing in creating fun and captivating role-playing games. Skyshine was founded in 2014 by three industry veterans from various high-profile studios whose gaming credits include Darksiders 1 & 2, Unreal Championship, Unreal Tournament and NBA Hangtime.