Streaming service Twitch and Stoic, creators of The Banner Saga, have a very weird deal going on right now where if you play either of the turn-based strategy games (which are very good), Stoic will get paid.
Between Feb 23-28, Twitch Prime subscribers can download the original Banner Saga via Twitch for free. Starting March 2, The Banner Saga 2 will be available, also for free. And the deal works like this:
For every person that downloads and plays The Banner Saga or The Banner Saga 2 through Twitch between February 23rd and March 6th we’ll give $US1 ($1) towards the development of The Banner Saga 3, up to $US200,000 ($259,444).
Considering The Banner Saga 3’s Kickstarter is already $US112,000 ($145,289) over its goal of $US200,000 ($259,444), that’s…a lot of potential extra money.
If you’re a fan of the games and want to help Stoic get some easy cash, or haven’t played them and think “free” is a good place to start, note that while the offer is aimed at paid-up Twitch Prime subscribers, you can sign up for a trial membership and download/play the games and it will still count.