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A tactical turn-based RPG, set on a world fallen into a medieval dark age after the collapse of a spacefaring civilization.
A tactical turn-based RPG, set on a world fallen into a medieval dark age after the collapse of a spacefaring civilization.
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Tahira 1.1 is Live! Nominated for an Australian Game Developer Award!

Posted by Whale Hammer Games (Creator)

Greetings All!

It's been a little while since the launch of Tahira and we've got a lot of news for you!

Tahira 1.1 is Live!

We've been working hard on the 1.1 patch for Tahira to smooth out bugs and to improve usability in the game. The patch is now out on Steam, and The Humble Store. You can see the extensive patch notes here!

Tahira has been nominated for an Australian Game Developer Award

We’re honoured and excited to have been nominated for the Representation Award at the 2016 Australian Game Developer Awards. The category is one that is very close to our hearts and it means a lot to us for the game to be recognised in this way. The awards night takes place next week in Melbourne, so cross your fingers for us!

Review Showcase:

We’ve had a number of great reviews since we launched, but we wanted to highlight one in particular that really struck a chord with us.

Nate Kiernan of wrote:

“Tahira: Echoes of the Astral Empire is neither the most expansive tactics game nor the most intrinsically satisfying. When taken in context with its thematic goals and narrative sobriety, though, Tahira easily ranks as one of the most captivating. It is a game personified not by hit points or XP bars, but by a fighting people who refuse to submit to enslavement. Tahira draws its characters as flawed and multifaceted, giving them space to laugh and cry and die as a person, not a statistic. Whalehammer Games have gone to great lengths to humanize a struggle all too similar to those found in history books and museums, and often still, on the nightly news, and in doing so created a game that is not only that much more engaging but its own small step toward some sort of progress.”

9/10 – Read the full review here

Art Book Update!

For those of you patiently waiting for your art books, be they physical or digital, we have good news! Pete has finished the layouts for the books and we’ve sent them off to be printed. Those of you waiting on physical books can expect them around the end of November and we’re aiming for mid-November for the digital books.



We also have good news for those of you waiting for your 80s Tahira fix. We’ve started work on the dlc and hope to also have it in your hands before the end of November. It’s already looking so fresh ;)



Shout Outs For Our Friends!

We've got two Kickstarter Campaigns to share with you that are dear to our hearts.

GX Australia 2017


GX Australia is the most inclusive convention in Australia for gamers and geeks of all types! It's a wonderful convention that needs a little more support to get over the line.



Spryke is a deeply crafted platformer about a deep sea cyberfish out of water. Think Super Meat Boy meets Rayman meets Finding Dory!

Any help you can offer either of the campaigns would make us very happy!

Signing Off!

That’s it for this update, we’ll have more news to share with you in November. Thank you again for your support, be well and enjoy the game you helped create!

Peter C

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    1. Dianne on

      Does this mean you'll be showing off Super Fresh Ultimate Tahira X at PAX AUS?