A new video game called THE BANNER SAGA is being developed by the guys at Stoic (Austin, TX) and it looks pretty darn sweet. It's got 3 days to go on its Kickstarter campaign, and will be fully funded since user contributions have completely blown past the desired $100,000 funding goal. Contributions total in excess of $550,000 as of this writing. What's the game about? Here's the overview from the Kickstarter site:
The Banner Saga is a role-playing game merged with turn-based strategy, wrapped into an adventure mini-series about vikings.
Travel through stunning landscapes straight out of an animated film. Battle painstakingly hand-animated foes in strategic, turn-based combat harkening back to the classic "Tactics" days of gaming. Make decisions with consequences in conversations with people you'll truly care about.
And throughout the whole thing record the history of your people on your banner where it will be remembered, because soon there might not be anything left.
The Banner Saga is a mature game aimed at gamers who appreciate art, story and strategy.
Check out the Kickstarter page here, which includes a cool video by the designers.