Posts Tagged ‘Breakfall’

Let Slip The Whals of Star: Starwhal Releases Very Soon

By Alec Meer on February 5th, 2014.

First Nidhogg finally became a reality for all and sundry, and now Starwhal has decided upon a release date too. It’s quite the month-ish for offbeat, high-skill melee games. Two-to-four-player, QWOPish, psychedelic whale-battler Starwhal: Just The Tip has gone from gamejammed quickie to decent Kickstarter success to A Thing That Is Being Released On February 17.

Put your horns in the air to celebrate. Missus.
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Space Narwhal Battler Starwhal Getting Bigger, Whal-er

By Nathan Grayson on December 3rd, 2013.

If there's a robotic outer space super narwhal, I hope they name it Whal-E. Despite its cold exterior, it will have the biggest heart of them all.

Here I am again, caterwhaling on about Starwhal, the QWOP-ish multiplayer narwhal fencing sim. Where once it was a simple yet deceptively skill-based jam game, its intergalactic ‘whals have since smashed all walls standing in their wha– er, way. The result? A full experience with single-player, AI opponents, more multiplayer modes, narwhal customization, and more things that developer Breakfall apparently hasn’t thought of yet. The catch? Oh, why do I even bother with the koi lead-ins anymore? It’s the same catch as always: Starwhal: Just The Tip is asking for a little shove off shore (and into space) on Kickstarter.

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Mortal Space Narwhal QWOP Combat: Just The Tip

By Nathan Grayson on February 2nd, 2013.

Aw, they're so happy. I mean, one's getting stabbed in the heart, but still!

I’ve had a tab for Just The Tip open all day, and I keep accidentally clicking over to it and getting punched in the ear with blaring techno music. So now I have to post about it, because it’s haunting my browser – as neon space narwhals apparently do – and I need to exorcise it. But that’s far from the only reason I’m bringing this floppy, QWOP-y fighter to your attention. Unbelievably, it’s actually quite good, if a bit barebones. See, in addition to being woefully inept at moving about their Tron grid¬†gladiatorial prison, the starwhals can only inflict lasting damage if they pierce each others’ hearts. Near-misses abound, so matches actually become pretty tense! Let’s get to the heart of the matter after the break.

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