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Retro, epic narwhal battle in space! The heart-piercing action is furious and unrelenting. STARWHAL will change your life.
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STARWHAL Store Localization Help


Hey backers,

We're looking to bring STARWHAL to new territories and we thought we'd ask your help for that. For certain territories we need to provide translations on the game's description. If there are any fans that can help us out it would be a massive save for our little team. Here is the link to the form to submit translations for the game in some of the languages we didn't have access to.

Thanks so much for your time and a huge thanks to anybody who submits a language!

<3 Breakfall.

STARWHAL is out on Playstation!


Hey cool backer-folk! Guess what? STARWHAL is now out on Playstation 3 & 4 in Canada, US, and many European territories. Hooray! It was a long time coming and we couldn't have made it this far without your feedback and support. 

Here is where you can find it on the US Store.

The game supports cross-buy, so if you buy it on either platform (PS3 or PS4) you get the other version for free. Here is a post we made on the Official Playstation Blog that has even more details. 

Next we're working on the Wii U version and hopefully some other developments we can share with you soon. Oooo exciting!

<3 Breakfall.

New STARWHAL TShirt Campaign


We've launched a new tshirt campaign for fans who want a bit more STARWHAL action in their every day lives.

You can purchase a shirt for yourself at . The Campaign lasts until October 22nd so grab one now while they're available!

And just a friendly reminder that the full Steam version of STARWHAL launches this Monday, September 29th for PC and Mac. All aboarrrrrd! 

<3 Breakfall.

Steam Release Date Announced


A quick update for everybody today. We've announced the launch date for our full release on Steam! 

September 29th full release!
September 29th full release!

That is, of course, just one major milestone - after that will be console releases. Thanks so much for helping us get this far!

<3 Breakfall

Beta 5 is Live!


The new Beta 5 update of Starwhal is now live. Here's what you can expect:

New Stuff!

Challenge Mode - this is an early preview of the single player mode that tests your STARWHAL skills. You have two different types of challenges; obstacle and target mode. In obstacles, you just need to make it to the finish line as fast as you can. In target mode, you want to hit all the floating heart targets as fast as possible. There are also a couple of other neat features:

  • Ghosts - your play gets recorded and uploaded so you can race against yourself, a Steam friend, as well as somebody who is close to your existing performance
  • Highscores - Try to get faster times to unlock the coveted Platinum Medal. 
  • Leaderboards (coming soon) - not in this preview build, but upcoming versions will have Steam Leaderboard information displayed in game.

Visual Overhaul of the UI on most screens

  • On the Player Selection screen you now have to ready up before going to the next screen (This means less accidental clicks to go to the next screen)
    Mode select now gives you more freedom of the type of game you want to play 
  • The settings in the Options menu now save their state between different game sessions
  • There are now some full screen effects that happen occur during slow mo, and on heart hits (These can be disabled in the options screen)

Xbox One controller support on windows

More new awesome music tracks and sounds!


  • The Starwhal player has been made more sleek for improved jousting!
  • When a heart is hit in versus mode there is now a shattering effect to show how long the heart is invulnerable for
  • Ice blocks are now a bit easier to break in the Foresaken world
  • The Level “Fast Forward” has been tweaked
  • Fixed the long standing and mysterious issue where sometimes a heart icon in the GUI won’t appear in Classic mode
  • The camera now better frames the action on the versus levels
  • The curved blocks in the levels are now smoother so it is easier to slide on them
  • Key Bindings:Adding/Removing AI on the keyboard are now changed to the P and O keys respectively from the +/- keys. In the Player selection screen the confirm button for the WASD controls is the ‘Space’ key 


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