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A 2.5D sidescrolling action RPG for iOS devices that vividly depicts an epic retro-fantasy, sword and sorcery saga.
A 2.5D sidescrolling action RPG for iOS devices that vividly depicts an epic retro-fantasy, sword and sorcery saga.
112 backers pledged $4,851 to help bring this project to life.



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This Sunday at Austin's Highball! FANTASTIC ARCADE presents JUEGOS RANCHEROS: GOD OF BLADES edition

Hello Backers!

We're excited to announce that our team will be presenting at this Sunday's edition of Juegos Rancheros. If you're unfamiliar with Juegos Rancheros, it's an Austin based community of independent game developers & fans, founded in 2011 by Adam Saltsman, Brandon Boyer & Wiley Wiggins. In partnership with the Alamo Drafthouse & Fantastic Arcade, the Rancheros meet during the first Sunday of every month at The Highball to showcase & play the best in independent games both local & global.

We would love to see some of our backers in attendance at this coming month's event! Please share with your friends too- we're really eager to show all we're working on!

Information can be found at , or RSVP at

Here's the official description of July's event:
White Whale ultra-succinctly describe the game as “a love-song to pulp fantasy tales of yore, 70s synth-prog-landscape oddities, and forgotten places”, and we’ll add more pointedly that it’s one of the most satisfying real-physics swordfighters you’ve played in ages — a 2D sidescroller that truly understands weight and rhythm. 

White Whale will be on hand at the Highball to explain in greater detail how to make a game which distills swordplay and action to its core also touch more deeply on aspects of “memory, culture, and loss in terms of stories, books, and the communities that love them.”

They’ll also be premiering a new mode of the game with a chance for you to win prizes like T-shirts and limited prints of the amazing custom pulp book covers they’ve created for the game -- all of which you can preview here:

Everything will be kicking off Sunday, July 1st, promptly at 4PM at The Highball, 1142 S Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78704! Come early to get a head-start on learning the game’s rhythms, enjoy the Highball’s Happy Hour drink specials, and say hello to the people changing the way you think about games!

Backers! Thank you for your patience! Updates on rewards and God of Blades.


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Our Kickstarter party is Thursday! Plus, Psychic Frog!

Hello again Kickstarter backers!

Just a reminder that this Thursday, January 12th at 8pm, we'll be having our White Whale Retro Fantasy Dance Party and Gaming Celebration! Come join us for drinking, dancing, gaming, and hang out times with cool folks! We'll have a playable build of the game available, and our composer, Justin Kovar, will be spinning his music as well as his influences.

Also, White Whale is still hard at work on God of Blades, but for 72 hours last week we worked on Psychic Frog, a Flash game built in the Unity 3.5 Beta engine. Psychic Frog was built under the experimental division of White Whale, O.R.C.A. Psychic Frog is about a frog (with psychic abilities, of course) escaping from a top secret facility. It's free and available now at Give it a whirl!

Thanks all, hope to see some of you on Thursday!

Thank you all! We did it! Also, God of Blades party in Austin this January!

White Whale friends,

We did it! After 35 days, we raised $4,851 on Kickstarter for God of Blades! We're stunned and humbled over all the support and attention we received over this past month, and the White Whale team would like to extend a big thank you to everyone who has supported us in any way. Whether you donated to the Kickstarter, shared the link, or even just mentioned God of Blades and White Whale to someone, know that you have been a tremendous help to our production. Y'all are all a part of the production of God of Blades now, and an important part of White Whale. 

For those in Austin, as a token of our thanks, we'd like to invite you to a preview party for God of Blades at Dive Bar (1703 Guadalupe Street) on January 12th at 8pm. More details will be unveiled in the coming week, but get ready for a shindig full of fun music, good drinks, and some White Whale swag. A very big thanks to Dive Bar for offering their bar to us for the evening!

Our Kickstarter was a tremendous success. Money aside, Kickstarter served as a fantastic way to show off our project to new audiences. During our Kickstarter, God of Blades was featured in a number of articles, and we received emails and tweets of support from all over the world! Kickstarter is not only a great way to raise money for a creative project, it's an amazing way to promote your project internationally. We couldn't be happier with the outcome of our Kickstarter. Get ready to see some amazing God of Blades new and previews in the coming months (if you haven't already, consider following us on Twitter, or like us on Facebook.).

Thank you all! Have a wonderful holiday season, from the White Whale team.