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Both Banner Saga 3 and Sunless Skies have been funded by Kickstarter backers

Two anticipated indie titles can be added to the list of projects recently funded through Kickstarter.


First up is Banner Saga 3 from Stoic Games which launched on the crowdfunding service January 25.

Funded earlier this week, the studio was asking $200,000 to bring the game to life and backers threw $226,737 at it, pushing past the first stretch goal thanks to pledges also made through PayPal.

Banner Saga 3 is the conclusion the Viking culture, story-driven, turn-based strategy games Banner Saga and Banner Saga 2. A release window has not been announced, and the Kickstarter is for only for PC and Mac; however, the team plans to bring the game to console and mobile in the future.

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The Second game to be funded this week is Sunless Skies, Failbetter's sequel to Sunless Sea. It was funded within four hours. As of press time, 4,569 backers pledged $212,790 toward the original $126,635 goal - ultimately unlocking all three stretch goals.

Sunless Skies is a 2D, top-down, story-driven RPG exploration game focusing on, corruption and jeopardy set in the Fallen London universe. As the captain of a "spacefaring locomotive," the player will battle "cosmic abominations, fight to survive, speak to storms,s murder a sun, and face judgement." Sounds intense.

The game is slated for release on GOG and Steam for PC, Mac and Linux in May 2018.

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