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STARWHAL

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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 for macOS

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

System requirements for Linux

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

System requirements for PC

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
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STARWHAL reviews and comments

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Microsoft from French
Starwhal is a small arcade game that is played alone (some modes only) or in Coop (from 2 to 4 players) and that allows to spend a few moments fun between friends. It's simple: you are in command of a narwhal, a kind of sea Unicorn, and you have to break the hearts of other players using your horn. Easy to say because your narwhal will not be so docile and master his travels will be a whole different story but this is the main asset of the game. All the fun of the game stems from the imprecise and grotesque movements of your pet. You will swiping, slipping, daring, falling and laughing well! So let's go through the different game modes in review. There are 4 game modes in cooperation for which you can set options (number of cores per player, game time, Scrum mode or team if you are more than 2 or even number of laps... etc): Classic: a mode of combat where you will have to break the heart of your opponent (what cruelty!). Score: break as much hearts as possible in an allotted time. This mode is somewhat redundant compared to the classic mode, the only difference is that you do not die. Zones: capture zones. http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=530712882 the zones mode brings a bit of renewal and asks players to capture certain bubbles by touching their Center with the Horn of the narwhal. Every second during which an area is kept will climb the counter and once the score set at the beginning of the game reaches you win! In addition, if you capture 2 zones the score will climb 2 times faster. Heart thief: steal the heart and keep it until you reach the score previously set. A heart is somewhere on the level and it will be stealing it while the other players will do anything to get it back. If you set the score to 30 and you keep the heart in your possession for 30 seconds, you win! Solo, there are only 2 modes whose interest is rather limited. You will be able to adjust the difficulty for these modes: targets: drill all targets as quickly as possible. http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=530791183 obstacles: avoid obstacles and reach the end of the level. A race mode for scoring enthusiasts. You can even see the "ghosts" of the players you have as a friend on steam (if you cross me you'll laugh I warn you!) The levels are varied in terms of colors as well as level design. On some levels you will have lava that will lower your score if you get stuck there, moving platforms or wind that will propel you forward (story to make the game even less easy to control). You have at your disposal 5 worlds each composed of 6 playable levels with each mode. The graphics are made in a cute and funny style for our narwhals that we can personalize (color, head and body) but at the level of the background is something else... Why have you put images (mostly) austere that create a gap between the narwhals that are agitated in the foreground? Personally I think it's a design error but it only commits me. http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=530471760 also, the music of the game is good, training, it adds a retro arcade side that sticks perfectly to this type of game. Starwhal is played locally with joysticks or a keyboard, there is no online multiplayer mode however, which can put off many players who do not necessarily have a gamer friend on hand. In the end I do not hide that Starwhal is a game that we quickly went around but it does not take away the fact that it is fun and that is the kind of game ideal for an evening between friends gamers! Read more reviews on my curation page: Kitsune's Guide
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