The local multi-player space narwhal fighting game that has rocked the internet is finally ready for its big debut in a fully loaded release! Flop it out with 1-4 players in a retro, epic narwhal battle in space! The heart-piercing action is furious and unrelenting. STARWHAL will change your life.
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Data de lançamento: 29/set/2014

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"The full release is coming up very soon, so if you haven't played - now is absolutely the time! And be sure to check out the AH crew in game! - Meg"

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29 de setembro

STARWHAL is fully released!!

It's finally fully released! We made it! Narwhals are soon to be running amok all over the place!

Here are the goods:

New Stuff!

  • New versus levels:
    • Stasis
    • Ameoba
    • The Gate
    • Perch
    • Tumble Dry
    • Squall
    • Pneumatic
    • Slippery Slope
  • Challenge levels
    • 11 new Obstacle levels
    • 13 new Target levels
  • Steam stuff:
    • Steam leaderboards
    • Achievements!
    • Trading cards
    • Big Picture support
    • Badges
  • Music - 5 fresh new tracks, including the Obstacles theme shown in the launch trailer!
  • More sounds - end of match sounds, world-specific ambience, and more!
  • Even more visual effects: shockwave, heat shimmer, and lots of new particle effects!
  • Challenge modes: a ‘next level’ button has been added to stay in the groove
  • Updated challenge results screen - you can now see the required times for platinum, gold, silver, bronze medals, the difference between your current and best time, and the name of the level you just played
  • End of match visuals and sounds for GAME, TIME, and COMPLETE
  • Options: resolution can now be changed in game
  • Control: gamepads now can use both analog sticks for turning, as well as both triggers for gas - now you can play one handed like in Wave Race 64!
  • Credits - our identities have been revealed, as well as the amazing people who have helped us make it!

Changes:
  • Level name changes
    • Moebius to Möbius (big change!)
    • Fast Forward to Time Spiral
    • The Clash to Flip and Dip
    • Battlefield to Slush Puppy
    • Glacial Gate to Glacial Pass
  • Gamepads can now use the dpad for menu navigation
  • On gamepads the ‘A’ button is now used for readying up instead of the ‘X’ button
  • Challenge mode: Lava is a +5 sec penalty, Fireballs are now a +3 sec penalty
  • Challenge mode: game timer is now has .000 precision - as accurate as Olympic bobsledding - important for leaderboard rivalry!
  • New medal graphics

Balances/Fixes:
  • End of match: selecting “Restart” after a Random level was played will pick another random level
  • Level loading is improved
  • Physic calculations have been optimized
  • Game timer font has been updated

Costumes:
  • ‘?’ rider
  • Six Link


Thanks to everybody who has supported us up to this point! To any newcomers to neon space narwhal combat, good call on upgrading your existence!

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18 de setembro

Full release coming September 29th!

Hey cool cats,

Big news! STARWHAL is coming out of Early Access and transitioning into the full release very soon!


Full release of STARWHAL on Steam is launching September 29th!
It’s been a while since we started up the Early Access back in February. Thanks to everyone who has been with us since then (and even before!), and everyone who’s joined us for the ride!

As some of you remember, we started the Early Access with these features:
  • 2 versus game modes
  • 3 worlds
  • 10 versus arenas
  • AI players
  • 12 song soundtrack
  • 48 costumes
  • 1 burrito

Let’s have a look at what’s in the full release:
  • 4 versus game modes
  • 5 worlds
  • 25 versus arenas
  • AI players
  • 17 song soundtrack
  • 90 costumes
    And all this totally new stuff!
  • 32 single player challenge levels
    • 16 obstacle levels
    • 16 target levels
    • Race to get Bronze, Silver, Gold, and Platinum medals
  • Leaderboards to track challenge level times and your worth as a human being
  • Ghost replays to play against - beat your rivals and gloat to your friends!
  • 24 Achievements
  • Customizable match rules
  • Redesigned UI for game status and menus
  • Radical new post FX including bloom, distortion waves, and more
  • Steam trading cards
  • 1 burrito (okay, this one's not new, but don’t fix what ain’t broke)

Shazam!

Thanks so much for everyone who gave us feedback during development - we really appreciate it! The game has grown into something much bigger and better than we anticipated and we couldn’t have done it without you and all our loyal backers on Kickstarter.


Price change
With all these new features, we’ve decided that we’ll be increasing the price to $14.99 for the full release, with a 15% launch sale discount for the first week. For anyone who hasn’t picked the game up yet, you still have until September 29th to buy it at the original $9.99 price!


This release isn't the end! We've already got ideas and plans for post-release content updates that will be totally free. Stay tuned!

See you, space cowboys and girls!

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The local multi-player space narwhal fighting game that has rocked the internet is finally ready for its big debut in a fully loaded release!

Flop it out with 1-4 players in a retro, epic narwhal battle in space! The heart-piercing action is furious and unrelenting. STARWHAL will change your life.

Inspired by countless couch-gaming gatherings over the decades, we wanted to bring something competitive, creative, and immediately fun to the table. Our original prototype was conceived and developed in 48 hours with focus entirely on these areas. From that came the phenomenon that is STARWHAL.

STARWHAL: Just the Tip is a simulation of dreams in an ocean of the mind.

Features:

  • 4 player local multiplayer mayhem - 90+ costumes, 25 arenas, and 4 game modes to duke it out with friends or AI players.
  • 32 single player Obstacle and Target challenges with leaderboards, ghost replays, and achievements.
  • Successfully made it through Steam Early Access, shaping the game around the feedback from fans around the world.
  • New radical graphic effects!
  • You can be a space narwhal wrapped in a burrito.

What people are saying:

"Starwhal: Just the Tip is one of the best multiplayer games of the year, chaotic and intensely competitive"
-IGN

"If Jacques Cousteau were here, he'd sh*t all over the floor."
- Wiley Wiggins on STARWHAL: Just The Tip

"Get a friend. Play this NOW. I'm laughing so hard"
- Sean "Day[9]" Plott

"This game is awesome"
- Achievement Hunter

"This large hairless intergalactic aquatic mammal simulator will bring out the 'Ooo!', "Aaa!' and 'So CLOSE!' in everyone"
- Ross Kenry O'Donovan (Distinguished Conductor of the Steam Train)

"Starwhal brings bloodthirsty neon space whales into an entirely new dimension, capturing the spirit of local co-op deathmatches like only a neon space whale can. We couldn't recommend it more."
- Polaris

Requisitos de sistema

PC
Mac
    Minimum:
    • OS: Microsoft® Windows® Vista / 7 / 8
    • Processor: 2GHz processor
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: DirectX 9 compatible graphics card with at least 256MB of video memory
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Hard Drive: 700 MB available space
    • Additional Notes: Optional - Microsoft Xbox 360 Controller or Direct Input compatible controller
    Recommended:
    • OS: Microsoft® Windows® Vista / 7 / 8
    • Processor: 2GHz processor
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: DirectX 9 compatible graphics card with at least 256MB of video memory
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Hard Drive: 700 MB available space
    • Additional Notes: Optional - Microsoft Xbox 360 Controller or Direct Input compatible controller
    Minimum:
    • OS: Mac OS X Snow Leopard 10.6 or later
    • Processor: 1.2GHz processor
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Hard Drive: 650 MB available space
    • Additional Notes: Optional - Microsoft Xbox 360 Controller or Direct Input compatible controller
    Recommended:
    • OS: Mac OS X Snow Leopard 10.6 or later
    • Processor: 2 GHz processor
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Hard Drive: 700 MB available space
    • Additional Notes: Optional - Microsoft Xbox 360 Controller or Direct Input compatible controller
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6.6 hrs registradas
I brought Starwhal to a LAN party and it was easily the crowd favorite.

This game has simple controls, great music, beautiful levels, and fun gameplay that is perfect for a couch co-op party game. The single player challenge levels are also well designed and challenging.

People who are complaining about the controls simply don’t get it, that’s part of the game. Even after a lot of practice with the challenge levels, you will still flail about sometimes and that is part of the fun when you are playing with your friends.
Publicada: 30 de setembro
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3.5 hrs registradas
I have seena few negative review that talk about the impracise controls, i would dispute them by saying that the controls are, if anything, too precise. The twitch of a thumbstick unerringly points the tip of the starwhal horn in a new fabulous direction, but only the horn. New players will need to get used to this. You can't turn the whale, just the tip o fthe horn. Once you understand this conept, the controls are actually fairly simple and precise. The gameplay is like a rainbow that has been crushed into crysaline form and mainlined through your eyeballs, it is fast paced and frantic couch coop in it purinst sense. I often throw this game up on a big projecter and it always draws crowds. People will scream when the horns start getting close to the enemy hearts and the camera zooms in for a slow motion shot.
This game is absolutely amazing when ti works. Luckely it works more often than not, but there are still a few issues, such as frequent lag on levels with moving parts, that keep from being the best game ever.
Publicada: 1 de outubro
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19.2 hrs registradas
This game is probably the most fun local multiplayer game I've ever played. Playing this with friends is always a laugh!
Add a drinking game to it, and the fun will multiply!
Publicada: 1 de outubro
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5.1 hrs registradas
Great game for parties, you have narwhals stabbing other narwhals with pointy ♥♥♥♥ like objects,


11/10 would pierce through butts again
Publicada: 1 de outubro
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4.3 hrs registradas
Since February I have been a part of the humorous game we know as startwhal, now that it is fully released I just can’t believe how much time has gone by. I love this game; I recommend it to anyone with a likeness for arcade style games. With newly added maps, challenges and achievements the amusement to this game has grown to its peak. The game to my knowledge runs incredibly smoothly, and has a nice cartoony graphics style. This is a nice game to play as filler, the rounds don’t take very long, and when there’s nothing else to do it acts as a perfect usage of time I recommend having a copy in every steam account
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