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

Posted by Breakfall (Creator)

First, we want to give a huge thanks to all those who’ve given their support to our campaign so far. You have been a huge help for the opening days of the campaign!

Let’s look at one of the most important features of STARWHAL - the multiplayer portions of the game! The core of any good STARWHAL party takes place in the multiplayer arenas. We’re working on several ideas for multiplayer modes. Here’s a quick rundown of what they are:

1) Last Man Standing - ie, classic STARWHAL. The objective is to tag your fellow players in the heart with your tusk. Once you are tagged enough times you are out. Last person left wins!

2) Team battle - Similar to Last Man Standing but played 2v2.

3) Score Attack - Every time you tag a fellow player’s heart you get a point. The person with the most points when the timer runs out wins the match!

4) King of the Zones - One or more scoring zones are placed on the map. If you tag the center you control that zone and will gain points the longer you hold it. As a bonus, when you take control of a zone, anybody within the bubble will get fired out at blistering speeds! Take a look:

5) Heart Throb - Like a reverse game of classic tag - one person is deemed the target and has their heart exposed. The longer you can stay as the target, the more points you gain. Highest points takes the match!

6) Soccer mode - We’re working on a variation of soccer where a ball needs to be pushed into a goal. We want to make sure it’s fun so we’re trying various approaches including a giant ball that moves very slowly so there’s lots of fighting over influence.

Next update we’ll be bringing you more information about the Single Player portions of the game! Please tell your friends about the game and spread the word about the fundraising campaign. And stay tuned for more updates!

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    1. afarrugia on

      How do we use our early access steam key?

    2. Breakfall Creator on

      Hi Allen! :) That's right - currently when you take control of a zone, all other players inside the bubble get thrown out. One other thing we're trying that makes the game more fun is holding multiple zones for points. We're hoping to show a bit more about this as we get closer to release!

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      Allen Pestaluky on

      Wow, that's more multiplayer modes than most multiplayer games! I hope they all turn out as great as they sound.

      In King of the Zones you show the green starwhal being blasted away when purple nabs the zone -- is this just because green is sitting on the target or is it just because he's in the zone? Is there any reason to sit on the target like that?

    4. Breakfall Creator on

      Hey Robert! Just to clarify: that's the current plan for team modes. While we said 2v2 in this update, the plan is to make it free form so conceivably a 3v1 or 2v1 is possible. Thanks for the feedback!

    5. Robert Duffill on

      Rather then lock in only a 2v2 mode I'd like either another mode or UI options to pick sides so experienced players could challenge themselves in 3v1 games as well.