App description: One of the Best iPhone and iPad Games of 2012: Action- TouchArcade

Pocket Tactics' Action Game of the Year!

God of Blades now fills your iPhone 5 screen with gorgeous, sword-swinging pulp fantasy!

5/5 TouchArcade!
"The tortured, veiny world the art conjures and the surreal music it uses to bolster its paranoid sci-fi vibe are both riveting aspects that suck you into a surreal universe and doesn't let go."

8/10 Edge Magazine!
"God Of Blades enhances its glorious alien bloodshed with lavish presentation that blends the pulp sensibilities of paperback fantasy novels with the bizarre visions found on prog rock album covers."

4.5/5 148 Apps!
"Theres nothing quite like it on the App Store, and it's fun to boot. All hail God of Blades!"

5/5/ AppSpy!
"...there's not an inch of this game that isn't dripping with a strangely appealing other-worldly sheen."

A love-song to pulp fantasy tales of yore, 70s synth-prog-landscape oddities, and forgotten places, God of Blades is a gorgeous, visceral sidescrolling physics-based sword-fighting adventure.

See the trailer at http://www.whitewhalegames.com

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Praise for God of Blades:

Cripes. So many reasons to like this. The pulpy sci fi narrative, the prog rock lettering and album art backdrops, the spectral swordsmen and the fearsome sense of connection. God of Blades is pretty much glorious, basically. - Christian Donlan, Hookshot Inc.

...we were reminded of Shadow of the Beast for some reason probably because of the music and the setting... thats a very good thing.- Chris Priestman, IndieGameMag

The White Whale Games crew has gone above and beyond demonstrating their devotion to stories and literature, and [Loreseeker] is one of the most creative and brilliant ways they could have possibly conceived to get people to go to those incredible repositories of human knowledge known as libraries. - Brad Hilderbrand, Gamezebo

With their upcoming title God of Blades, the small indie developer has created an intriguing mashup of iOS genres. - A.T. Faust III, AppAdvice.com

God of Blades is dripping with style - Jim Squires, Gamezebo

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The dead king rises! Become a spectral warrior who has returned to defend his planet against a rampaging doom-cult and the devouring touch of the cosmic horrors they serve. Wrenching this world from the grasp of oblivion, the Nameless King wields phantom blades forged from the legends and heritage of a dying world.

Raise your blade, and rush into the darkness!

FEATURES:

BATTLE ACROSS AN ALIEN WORLD

- 10 Breathtaking, handcrafted environments (Retina display supported!) and art inspired by pulp novel covers, classic RPG modules, and 1970s rock
- Extensive Campaign mode includes gorgeous cinematics and an epic story in the tradition of fantasy sagas past.

WIELD A GODLIKE ARSENAL

- An array of unlockable weapons, each with a unique look, feel, power, and history learn their tales and develop your own fighting strategies. Banish your enemies to other dimensions, cover them in flames, slow time to achieve impossible blows, summon raging storms, coat them in soul-devouring worms and more!
- Addictive, emergent, physics-driven combat makes every duel uniqueshatter weapons, armor, and send your foes flying. No two duels are the same.

A WAR THAT NEVER ENDS

- Climb the leaderboards! Eternal mode offers white-knuckle survival gameplay- how long can you last the different warriors that comprise the void-crazed horde?
- Pit your swordfighting prowess against the monstrous Voidchosenprocedurally generated master warriors.

STUNNING SOUNDTRACK

- Stellar aural experience, featuring tremendous sound design, and an album-length score reminiscent of 60s/70s fantasy and horror films

EXPLORE YOUR WORLD, CHALLENGE THE DARKNESS

- Unlock select weapons by visiting real world libraries, using our innovative feature, Loreseeker.

Sanuku's comments:




11-04-2012, 01:30 AM
Joined: Nov 2009
Location: Germany
Posts: 8,559
I can't wait for the "jellyfish" update!

Hi, you seemed to be lost on the Internets.
This is TouchArcade, where 2$ for a game is too much, 5$ is an outrage, and 10$ or more is putting sugar in their car tanks whilst killing puppies.
11-05-2012, 10:11 PM
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Originally Posted by Exact-Psience View Post
It's part of the game design, adjust to it. If not for that, there'd be lesser visual flair, and lesser difficulty. I love the balance in this game, and that includes putting you offguard with slo mos and other subtle variations in the game.
This game is far from lacking in visual flair, so the last thing it needs is a component that negatively affects gameplay. Besides not being able to accurately time attacks, more often than not my attacks will simply sail right through enemies while this slow-mo is going on. It's really obnoxious.

Heck, I think I'm ranked #12 or 13 on the leaderboards right now so it's not like I'm not playing the game a whole he#@ of a lot and don't know what I'm doing.

Current addictions: Lost Echo, BosonX, Indigo Lake, Isabel, Heroes of Loot, 9th Dawn, Kid Tripp

11-07-2012, 06:01 AM
Joined: Aug 2012
Location: Earth
Posts: 1,410
Hi WW guys. Read somewhere you are the 'sibling' studio of Tiger Style. May I know more about this? Is it the company is owned by the same person, or you guys are formerly from Tiger Style?
11-07-2012, 10:50 AM
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Originally Posted by defred34 View Post
Hi WW guys. Read somewhere you are the 'sibling' studio of Tiger Style. May I know more about this? Is it the company is owned by the same person, or you guys are formerly from Tiger Style?
I can answer! We're just awesome buds with Tiger Style- they're great friends here in the Austin indie game development community making mega pretty things (big fans of Waking Mars & Spider! ), and they've been tremendously supportive of White Whale over the past year.
11-07-2012, 11:58 AM
Joined: Oct 2008
Location: Italy
Posts: 2,283
This explain many things...Spider and Waking Mars are among my favorites games...now in good company with God of Blades.
11-07-2012, 12:41 PM
FOLKS! Sorry to have been silent lately but we've been busting it pretty hard working super long days getting our MEGA content update ready. We hope to submit it for review today. Its going to be 100% free. I can't tell you everything that it includes (just this second) but I can tell you that it has two new environments and that one of them has freaking dragons in it.

And yes Tiger Style is awesome. They're great people and their games are outstanding. They were testers on God of Blades and gave us lots of good advice. We also hang out with them regularly.
11-07-2012, 01:00 PM
Joined: Jul 2012
Location: Los Angeles
Posts: 87
Yes! I HEART dragons!
11-07-2012, 01:43 PM
Joined: Nov 2009
Location: Germany
Posts: 8,559
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Originally Posted by laserwolf View Post
FOLKS! Sorry to have been silent lately but we've been busting it pretty hard working super long days getting our MEGA content update ready. We hope to submit it for review today. Its going to be 100% free. I can't tell you everything that it includes (just this second) but I can tell you that it has two new environments and that one of them has freaking dragons in it.

And yes Tiger Style is awesome. They're great people and their games are outstanding. They were testers on God of Blades and gave us lots of good advice. We also hang out with them regularly.

OMG, I can't wait! Bring it on, Apple!

Hi, you seemed to be lost on the Internets.
This is TouchArcade, where 2$ for a game is too much, 5$ is an outrage, and 10$ or more is putting sugar in their car tanks whilst killing puppies.
11-07-2012, 02:03 PM
Joined: Jan 2012
Location: Philippines
Posts: 19,177
^Amen to that!

Exact-Psience My 2014 Top 10 Games of the Year: Monster Hunter Freedom Unite, Hearthstone, VVVVVV, Battleheart Legacy, Wayward Souls, Bug Heroes 2, Powerpuff Girls Defenders of Townsville, Deep Loot, Monument Valley, Bioshock Honorable Mentions: Traps N Gemstones, Bardbarian, Goblin Sword
11-08-2012, 12:06 PM
http://whitewhalegames.com/news.html

Bam! Update submitted- new screenshots in our announcement .

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