Apr 292015

Hello everyone! It’s been a long while since we’ve had an update from Bannerhouse. You’ll be happy to know that despite our quite inexcusable delays, that we are still going strong and still working hard to bring a new collection of games your way. We’ve expanded our work base and now have twice the man-power. This adds productivity, new ideas, and accountability. Yuck.. not much fun to say aloud (or type for that matter) but it’s true. This means that instead of reading about an upcoming game, I can now give you an actual expected day of release!

Right now we’re focusing on a few things. Here’s what we’ve got in the works.

Graphical updates to the free games. Those pdfs are fine and clean, but they’re not very flashy. We’re changing that now.

New Print and Play pdfs. Some more small free games for YOU to enjoy at the click of a mouse.

A Mobile Game! No it’s not the most amazing news in the world and we’re not ready to announce the game yet. But keep your eyes open. We plan to release this June 2015

If you’re wondering about the mobile game then I suppose it should be addressed. Yes we are breaking into the mobile game department. But we are not leaving behind our traditional game roots. We plan on releasing both digital and traditional games as well as paired games that utilize both mediums. This is a bit far into the future but you can imagine how excited we are to get started.

Thanks for sticking with us and we can’t wait for you to see the new games!

Dec 282013

It has been a busy holiday season here at Banner House. But apparently not a very vocal one. That’s why I’m writing this up for everyone, just a quick status update.
A few bullet points.

Valor Quest is delayed. Huzzah our first delayed game and we haven’t even gotten started! The key word here is “delay” not canceled. This game has proven to be a wild success in our playtest groups and is shaping up to be an excellent game. However it’s a little outside of Banner House’s means at the moment. General development and playtesting is still continuing so keep your eye out for updates on VQ.

New game: Psychosis. Psychosis is a game of competing doctors and their patients in a mental ward. Patients have an assortment of Psychosis that affect how they behave and how they take their medicine. Doctors prescribe medicine and send patients to therapy which of course only makes things worse. Patients are trying to figure out which doctor they can trust, because they believe, correctly, that one is trying to kill them!

FREE GAMES! Coming soon, there will be a new section on the website where you can download Free games developed by John Parmalee and later, others. These include social games, print ‘n play games, simple RPG experiments, and even a demo of Valor Quest! Every time that we design a game that’s too small to manufacture, we’ll be placing it on this page. They can be downloaded FOR FREE!

Power Play is at the printer right now! While Banner House Games was just the developer of Power Play, we’re still very excited for it’s release by Level 99 Games Soon. You can head to www.lvl99games.com for details. Expect to see a new kickstarter page soon after. *wink*

That’s all for the bullet points. A lot of development has been going on in between visiting with family and getting ready for the new year. Now a lot of hard work for the next few months. Expect more updates. Thanks for reading!

Oct 252013

Level99 Games has published John Parmalee’s (Bannerhouse Games Lead Designer) first game “Power Play: Schemes and Skulduggery” and it is available for sale as a pdf right now!
You can find the link to the DriveThruRPG site here.

Power Play is a new kind of storytelling game, a Competitive Narrative Game. In the game, you will take on the role of a supernatural mastermind with a villainous plot to execute. The first to put all the pieces of his secret plot into place can declare himself the winner!

We hope that if you’re a fan of competitive narrative then you’ll give Power Play a look.

And of course, if you’d prefer a physical version, you can always pre-order it here at Level99 Games.

If you wish to buy the game from Level99 Games directly, you can do so here.