Posts Tagged ‘Starwhal’

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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