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 (491 reviews) - 91% of the 491 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Sep 29, 2014

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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
    • Storage: 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
    • Storage: 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
    • Storage: 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
    • Storage: 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
    • Storage: 700 MB available space
Helpful customer reviews
28 of 29 people (97%) found this review helpful
9 people found this review funny
3.8 hrs on record
Posted: September 16, 2015
Why recommended:

Nice little game with lots of cute Narwahls.
This is a great couch game, as controls and mechanics are easy and you can sometimes win with luck alone, so lesser skilled friends can still enjoy it :)

So if you're looking for a colorful local only (!) multiplayer game for literally breaking your friends hearts, definetly give it a try.

+ Colorful Graphics
+ Easy to learn controls
+ Still a luck component, so lesser skilled players still stand a chance -> MP friendly!
+ Hearts everywhere!

0 Sound is so-so. Quite nice, but way too repetitive. Goes great with my own electronic music library though :)
0 Can't tell about keyboard support, only played it with controller. But guess keyboard might suck as when comparing analog stick to controller DPad.
0 Single player challenge maps somewhat nice with different obsacles and later ones pretty hard. But at least for me still not that entertaining. You might feel differnt, though.

- AI. It's fine for classic mode with basic maps and for a basic training. But they don't really work with some of the game modes and maps containing lava and such.


Don't buy if:
* You neither have friends to play this with locally (only!)...
* ... nor like repeating levels to beat your highscores and collecting medals/achievements-
* You do not like Narwahls.
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9 of 9 people (100%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
3.4 hrs on record
Posted: December 6, 2015
This game has one of the best (local) multiplayer mode that I've ever played!

There is also a good couple of single player challenges (it is a pity that they are so few)... It'd be nice if you could play the multiplayer levels against AIs opponents.
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11 of 15 people (73%) found this review helpful
9 people found this review funny
13.4 hrs on record
Posted: December 14, 2015
Great if you love games that are `mythical`
I don't even know why I'm doing this..
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5 of 8 people (63%) found this review helpful
29.2 hrs on record
Posted: December 7, 2015
I must say... This is great for the first hour or so... maybe two if you reaaaaaaaaaaaally push it. Truly, the only appeal for this game is a party game, a game for when you're drunk, or simply the fact that it has space narwhals.

Gameplay:
Not much to be said... Pretty good, but it all comes down to a great deal of luck. Point your narwhal in the general direction of where you want, maybe pull off a technique that works 60% of the time, hope to hit the heart. Alot of flailing around, alot of stabbing tails, alot of floundering in corners.
Gameplay: 3/10

anything else: Not much to be said. Not worth the price, burns really fast, buy if you are planning to play this once.
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7 of 12 people (58%) found this review helpful
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: December 31, 2015
The game is broken, endlessly scrolls through the menu when using a controller. Hundreds of people are having this issue according to the forums, steer clear for now.
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