Anyone who's grown a tad disinterested in military shooters and sports licenses can usually look to Kickstarter for some titles with genuine creativity and unabashed weirdness. The latest multiplayer title looking for funding on Wii U, PS4 and PC can be summed up as 'a war between narwhals fought among the stars', so...yeah. This is definitely something different.
Starwhal has been touring a slew of gaming events this year, leaving an impact on the hundreds of thousands that have already gotten the chance to play it. It's a little hard to put into words, something that the creators themselves admit, so it might be best to watch the video below or try out the 2-4 player demo for yourself to get the best effect.
It's a multiplayer experience that's made for the couch, aiming to confuse and amaze up to four people all at the same time. You'll compete to stab the heart of your rivals in a sort of neon ballet that's a little bit like if the 80's featured more marine mammals. It's been highly praised, and needs a final push to make it onto home consoles as well as the PC. The Wii U has been confirmed as one of these platforms, so don't hesitate to donate if it's something you'd like to get your hands on.
Paradise Lost: First Contact
We've been keeping track of another Kickstarter project with a space theme for a while now, and can happily report that Paradise Lost: First Contact has closed funding on a big total. Various stretch goals have been met, and a recent update details a secret prequel chapter as well as an additional gameplay video to show off some stealth options.
Though the project has been funded, you can still donate through its Paypal site if you missed your chance and would like to purchase a humble pack. Until December 31st all proceeds will go towards development.
And while we're at it, Dino Run 2 is another Kickstarter currently in the final days of its campaign. It's a worthy project that has intentions to come to Wii U as soon as possible after release on PC, so give it a look if you'd like some more multiplayer mayhem with a prehistoric twist.
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