Starwhal: Game Jam Version (Browser)

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Starwhal: Game Jam Version, initially called Just the Tip, is a fast-paced game for two players going head-to-head in a single arena made for the January 2013 Global Game Jam. Each player controls a narwhal fighting each other using their tusk. The controls are very quirky and ragdoll-like, similar to the ones employed in QWOP. Eighties electro music blares in the background and the arena is shown as a futuristic grid/cage with bright colours. The narwhals are steered around and need to hit each other as jousts. Each narwhal starts with five lives and one is lost when the tusk pierces the narwhal's heart.

This is the first version of the game. Two other browser versions were made available later on next to the commercial Starwhal (PC / PS3 / PS4) game: Starwhal: Prototype Version and Starwhal: Demo Version as a browser demo.


Starwhal: Game Jam Version Browser Title screen
Starwhal: Game Jam Version Browser Start of the duel
Starwhal: Game Jam Version Browser And another hit
Starwhal: Game Jam Version Browser Controls

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  • "Just the Tip" -- initial release title

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Sciere (510820) added Starwhal: Game Jam Version (Browser) on Feb 02, 2013