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 (391 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
    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
Helpful customer reviews
23 of 26 people (88%) found this review helpful
2.1 hrs on record
Posted: November 21, 2014
What a glorious age we live in, when games like this exist. If you like playing local multiplayer games with friends (Nidhogg, Gang Beasts, Worms, Towerfall), this is a must. LOLs guaranteed.
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6 of 6 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
1.4 hrs on record
Posted: February 9
Pros
- SPACE NARWHALS
- Very addictive
- Great couch co-op game or party game
Cons
- No online multiplayer, although the dev may have hinted at it's future release
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6 of 7 people (86%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
4.7 hrs on record
Posted: December 28, 2014
"Starwhal" is one of the best couch co-op games ever. Not just because it involves narwhals, 80's music, or neon lights. It is one of the best because it is ludicrously simple to pick up. "A" for accelerate, "X" for taunt, and obviously stick to move. It is a great party game because of its simplicity and sheer hilarity. So go ahead, plug in the Xbox 360 controllers, gather round and...

"Pierce the Heart"
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7 of 10 people (70%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
1.5 hrs on record
Posted: November 28, 2014
As someone who has only played the single player challenge modes (I have no friends, so no local co-op), this game is amazing. The challenges are hard enough that they provide entertainment and a challenge, and trying to get whateverthemedalpastgoldis will provide many more hours, yet the game is easy enough that a n00b like me was able to complete all the challenges (medaled, mostly bronze) in just over an hour. Most people are here for the co-op, which I'm sure is spectacular, but the game is fun for just the single player challenges as well.

Plus I made a narwhal that looked like a cat stuck in sushi, what more could you want?!?!?

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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
19.7 hrs on record
Posted: January 17
Starwhal is a very silly local multiplayer fighting game with many interesting gamemodes. This game is the only game that I know of with flying space narwhals. I love this game because of its local multiplayer and pvp functions aswell as the wiered controls and physics. Starwhal will always be my favorite space-narwhal game.
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6 of 9 people (67%) found this review helpful
2.9 hrs on record
Posted: December 20, 2014
This is a game you can play with friends, even if they don't game. If you are having people over, this is a great ice-breaker.

I don't think skill plays a massive part in this game. Everyone can enjoy it. It is just plain fun. Get 4 controllers, 3 friends, and go! Would definitely recommend
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
6.1 hrs on record
Posted: February 15
This game is awesome!
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
8.0 hrs on record
Posted: February 15
An instant offline-multiplayer classic. Really easy to jump into, and hilariously fun.
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4 of 6 people (67%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
7.2 hrs on record
Posted: January 19
Sneaky Taco Starwhals
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4 of 6 people (67%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
0.9 hrs on record
Posted: January 29
nice as ice
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6 of 10 people (60%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
4.6 hrs on record
Posted: January 8
hot AND sweaty.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.0 hrs on record
Posted: April 10
I tried to give my friend just the tip but he turned around and gave me ALL of it. Twice.

0/10 this game broke my heart.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
28.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 27, 2014
awesome arcade game, great for chilling on the couch with friends
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
3.4 hrs on record
Posted: November 7, 2014
This is a local multiplayer gem that even your non gaming friends can enjoy. Extremely accessible, great variety in game modes, and gives the feeling that anyone could win. Highly recommended.

I covered it on my show, Fourplay: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ztaAAZGHEaE&list=UUV6O19HPm0AZYjW99uKepog
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
1.7 hrs on record
Posted: November 8, 2014
Pre-Release Review
Great game, great developers.

Met these guys at Evo 2014, they were super cool and everyone had a blast playing the demo.

Bought it for more fun with my friends who didn't go to the convention. I would highly recommend this game on console, or anywhere that you have gamepads and can do multiplayer with your friends locally.

Great game, one of the most fun, and innocently competitive games I've played for a while. Excellent for local multiplayer.


Edit: This game has no online multiplayer because the developers tried to simulate how narwhals actually fight eachother and move through space. This required a large investment in a powerful physics engine that is NOT compatible with online game modes.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
1.5 hrs on record
Posted: November 10, 2014
Pre-Release Review
This game is so fun, a must buy, and a must play game with friends and at parties!
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8 of 16 people (50%) found this review helpful
1.2 hrs on record
Posted: January 17
Meh, but it would be 1000 times better if there was online multiplayer
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190 of 221 people (86%) found this review helpful
5.6 hrs on record
Posted: February 17, 2014
Early Access Review
Starwhal is the best 4 player space narwhal dogfighting game on the market
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233 of 284 people (82%) found this review helpful
5.4 hrs on record
Posted: February 17, 2014
Early Access Review
Four space-faring narwhals embark on a heart-wrenching journey to discover who among them holds the inner fortitude to survive alone.
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119 of 145 people (82%) found this review helpful
4.9 hrs on record
Posted: February 17, 2014
Early Access Review
10/10
"Hey guys, do you want to play Just the Tip with me?"
"..." *exchange of worried looks*
"It's cool! Let me show it to you!" *faces falling stoic*
Then I loaded up the game and within minutes everyone was screaming, fist bumping, high fiving and cussing each other out.

It's simple and extremely fun. Easy to jump into and easy to compete with anyone else already familiar with the game.

This game is the best local competitve game since Smash Bros on N64. Booze doesn't even need to be consumed for it to be fun. It does make for a good drinking game though.
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