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.
User reviews: Very Positive (434 reviews)
Release Date: Sep 29, 2014

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April 10

STARWHAL 1.1.2 + Soundtrack Edition + New Price!

It’s never been easier to reach out and tusk someone! Enjoy STARWHAL at our new, LOWER, harmonized multi-platform pricing. Or, for the original price, download the super discounted game AND the heart-pounding, mind-altering, blubber-flapping original soundtrack. Over an hour of insane electro groovage so you can make the soundtrack to STARWHAL the soundtrack to your life. Upgrade your existence today!

STARWHAL: $11.99
STARWHAL Soundtrack Edition: $14.99
Soundtrack: $7.99

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March 26

Upcoming price drop, soundtrack, and game update!

STARWHAL hit PSN for both Playstation 4 and Playstation 3 not too long ago! Own it on every system to become a master of space and time in a neon sea of the mind.

To celebrate our ever-expanding universe of ‘whal, there will be an upcoming price drop on Steam! And we're working to get the epic, 1.3 hour soundtrack available in the Steam Store too! Stay tuned for more details!

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About This Game

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 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 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

"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

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    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
    Minimum:
    • OS: Ubuntu 10.04 (and newer)
    • Processor: Dual Core Processor
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: SM2.0 (or later) Graphics Card
    • Hard Drive: 700 MB available space
Helpful customer reviews
4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
3.8 hrs on record
Posted: June 20
If you love narwhals, then you really should try this out. It's a challenging game with different game modes. Clash with other narhwhal CPU's, friends at your house, or just try to do an obstacle course on your own. One of the gamemodes you try to get as many points as you can by hitting a heart on another narwhals chest. Customize your narwhal with the style you love. The controls are simple, but that doesn't make the game easy. Here comes the hard part-moving. When flying around, the narwhals aren't very stable. This game is very unique. I have never seen any game like this.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
5.4 hrs on record
Posted: June 17
Starwhal is a fun game you can play with friends or play alone. You can have wizard hat with bacon or a burrito . Starwhal is a very fun game I loved everything about it. The fact that it is hard to control the starwhal (or narwhal whatever you call it) makes it even better it makes the starwhal/narwhal floppy. Starwhal is the best game EVER! We all know that narwhals are awesome so that makes Starwhal the best game EVER and we all know it... Yeah I like that idea. So 100/0
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3 of 5 people (60%) found this review helpful
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: August 13
✓ Good for local multiplayer
✓ Good presentation
✓ Linux support!

✘ No DRM-free version (?)

Recommended for local multiplayer sessions.
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9 of 17 people (53%) found this review helpful
0.8 hrs on record
Posted: May 25
NEEDS ONLINE MULTIPLAYER!!! Otherwise fantastic and fun to play!
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9 of 17 people (53%) found this review helpful
0.5 hrs on record
Posted: June 10
I played this game with three players, local. Yes, this game is mildly fun and gets alot of laughs. Is it worth the money, considering there are far better couch co-op/versus games out there? Not so much.

The problem with this is that while there are plenty of levels and game modes, there is not much depth. Single player experiences are meh, at best. For the meantime I will stick with TowerFall and Duck Game. Here is a breakdown of what I think:

Pros:
+Interesting in-your-face psycodelic art style
+Music is pretty decent
+Wonky controls and gameplay certainly gets alot of laughs
+"Just the tip" LOL

Cons:
-Not enough depth - for example, TowerFall has loads of unlockable levels and characters, and some force you to experience single player to get at
-Strategy and gameplay are far too simple compared to competitor titles - its basically just move and taunt
-Too expensive for what it is
-I think multiplayer is local only


Overall, I would only pick this up if you have all the better couch co-op/versus titles.
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