Hey guys, I'm another member at Breakfall and one of the artists on Starwhal: Just the Tip. When I first pitched the idea to the gang at Game Jam I knew it was going to be a fun little game amongst the group. I even joked around and told them, "Trust me, I just sold 50,000 copies in my mind!" but I seriously had no idea it was going to be this good (okay I'm a bit bias). The rest of the team did an amazing job at pouring their love of great games and competitive spirit into this 48hr project. It was definitely a step in the opposite direction from Marvin's Mittens and we had a lot of fun developing this game, in such a short time, blaring 80's tunes.
Originally Posted by ephemeral garbage
How many folks worked on this?
We were 6 people. Two programmers, two artists, one level designer, and one audio master. Whoops, my teammate already answered that.
Originally Posted by shaowebb
I take it back. Glass Rebel is right! This game is hype as hell!
I'm so glad you got to play with someone else and have a blast. The game really shines when you have multiple people in the room. We held a mini tournament after the Jam and it was so fun to watch. Thanks for the great video!
Originally Posted by Snarfington
Awesome game. Although I got my horn stuck in my opponent's, and it was a good few minutes of thrashing about before we realised we couldn't finish. Hahaha. Great fun!
This does happen from time to time but you are able to get out. The best way we found is that the whal that stabbed has to trash around and not the other. You eventually wiggle off, lol. We are hoping to reduce the frequency this happens in further iterations.
Anyways, I apologize if I sound like I'm blowing my own horn here but I wanted to express that I just love playing this game and seeing others do the same. I'd love to see more Youtube videos of people playing Just the Tip.
Like jasoNsider stated before we are hoping to add a bit more to the experience, more levels, 4 players, etc. but we know the value in simplicity and don't plan to go feature crazy on this one. Hopefully you guys can check back from time to time and give us some criticism and comments.