Presskit                                          

Developer                                               Sunburned Games                                 Valencia, Spain                                      

State                                                     Pre-Alpha                                            

Release Date                                       Early Access: July 28, 2016

Full Release: March 30, 2017

EA Press Release

Platform                                               PC, Mac & Linux later                  

Engine                                                     Unity                                                      

Press Contact                                          press@sunburnedgames.com  

Press Materials                                         Press_Images.zip                                        

Description

Key Features

Key Dates And Releases

Logo

Images

Platforms

Social And Web

IN THE GAME PRESS

Company

DESCRIPTION

The Great Whale Road is where story-driven RPG and turn-based tactics meet interactive historical fiction. Set in the Early Middle Ages, the game revives an ancient world through its digitally hand-drawn art, colourful characters, atmospheric soundtrack, and deeply researched lore.

 

KEY FEATURES

  • Story driven single-player game combining RPG with lite management elements
  • Discover the stories of your settlement's characters along the North Sea coast
  • Authentic historical setting
  • Turn-based tactics

The inspiration for the gameplay and design comes from a myriad of games, books, and movies. If someone were to force us at sword point to describe The Great Whale Road using recent titles then imagine a title inspired by King of Dragon Pass, The Banner Saga and Darkest Dungeon with the historical setting of Mount & Blade Brytenwalda.

ART STYLE & DESIGN

We aim for a semi-realistic, hand-painted European comic-book look. The inspiration of the style comes from different sources like the original Prince Valiant comic and hand-drawn video games. Historical art and references are important, we spend a lot of time researching not only the historical setting but also the art of the period.

  • Digitally hand-painted characters and environments
  • Culture specific designs
  • 2D isometric and side-scrolling

Concept art and screenshots can be found in the Media section.

Where RPG Meets InterActive Fiction

Players select a culture, and thereby its playable settlement. Each settlements has a story-driven campaign and characters have their own stories players will be able to discover along the North Sea coast.

The game year is split into two season - summer and winter. Summer is the sailing season, when players select a mission and travel the whale road. Winter is spent at the settlement, management decisions are made and the players have to deal with the wyrd of their settlement through snow and winter raids.    

KEY dates AND RELEASES

  • Release: 30th of March, 2017

LOGO

Images

Platforms

  • PC, Mac and Linux
  • Additional platforms will be announced in 2017

Social And Web

  • Web: http://www.the-great-whale-road.com/
  • Twitter: https://twitter.com/WhaleRoadGame
  • Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thegreatwhaleroad
  • IndieDB: http://www.indiedb.com/games/the-great-whale-road

In the Game Press

  • Rock Paper Shotgun: https://www.rockpapershotgun.com/2016/08/15/the-great-whale-road-review-early-access/
  • Gamasutra: http://www.gamasutra.com/view/news/278998/Qamp_A_Action_Saxons_amp__historical_accuracy_in_The_Great_Whale_Road.php
  • Blot Gaming: http://www.blotgaming.com/game-reviews/great-whale-road-review/
  • Future Beta Gamer: http://www.futurebetagamer.com/the-great-whale-road-alpha-access/
  • Enklawa Network: https://enklawanetwork.pl/pc/news/10460-pierwsze-wrazenia-z-alfy-the-great-whale-road/ (Polish)
  • IGN Spain: http://es.ign.com/espana/99338/feature/nivel-oculto-12-meses-12-indies-espanoles (Spanish)
 

Company

  • Sunburned Games: http://sunburnedgames.com/press/
  • Press Contact: joachim@sunburnedgames.com