11.27.13

STARWHAL is the euphoric fighting game with candy-colored whales

At the end of a long day, sometimes you really need some STARWHAL. You simply can’t beat the therapeutic qualities of a rainbow of orcas spiraling end over end in a futile attempt to jab each other with sparkling magic wands. Or are they unicorn horns? 

To quote its Kickstarter page, “STARWHAL will change your life,” and I believe it, as it has raked in a number of awards from prestigious independent game events. Plus, my editor tells me it’s great, and he generally has good opinions about games. Right now STARWHAL exists as one badass arcade cabinet, and on the PC, but the team is doing a Kickstarter in hopes of bringing it to PlayStation 4 and Wii U. They also want to add new costumes, so you can dress your levitating whale to impress. You can't say no to that.