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.

Presskit

Factsheet

Developer:
Sunburned Games
Based in Spain

Release date:
March 29 2017

Platforms:
Windows
Mac
Linux

Website:
the-great-whale-road.com

Available From:
$19.99 - Steam

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.

History

Our jarl read history at the University of Vienna--in the olden days when he still had a full head of hair. Back then the Early Middle Ages became one of his favourite periods. Many winters passed and he found himself working in Lundenwic. One day he decided to go on a viking, south to the land of the Visigoths. Thus Sunburned Games was founded and work on The Great Whale Road began.

Features

  • Historical fiction meets RPG
  • Authentic historical setting
  • Digitally hand-drawn

Videos

Release Trailer YouTube


Images

Download all screenshots & photos as .zip
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Download logo/icon assets as .zip
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Awards & Recognition

  • "Unite '16 Los Angeles Showcase" Made with Unity
  • "Global Top Round 2016 Inductee" GTR

Selected Articles

  • "The Great Whale Road has an absolutely amazing amount of potential, and from everything shown it looks as though it’s going to benefit in a big way from community engagement regarding balancing, especially as the discussed features are bolted on to the game."
    - Dann Sullivan, B3
  • "This game reminds me of The Oregon Trail, in a good way."
    - Alexandria Tabersk, Tech Raptor
  • "The lore and the history aspects of the game are phenomenal."
    - Rich Craft, The Nerd Mentality

Monetization Permission

Sunburned Games allows for the contents of The Great Whale Road to be published through video broadcasting services for any commercial or non-commercial purposes. Monetization of videos created containing assets from The Great Whale Road is legally & explicitly allowed by Sunburned Games. This permission can be found in writing at http://www.indiedb.com/games/the-great-whale-road/presskit.


Steam Store Page
The Great Whale Road on Steam store.steampowered.com/app/464830.


About Sunburned Games

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Sunburned Games is a new independent studio developing 'The Great Whale Road'. We are based in Valencia, a city rich in history and also rich in sunshine. Our vision is to create hand-crafted gaming experiences with historical authenticity and strong narratives.

More information
More information on Sunburned Games, our logo & relevant media are available here.


The Great Whale Road Credits

Joachim Sammer
Co-Founder, Writer, Executive Producer

Mary Kenney
Narrative Designer

Sergio Frances
Lead Artist

Paloma Latorre
2D Artist & Graphic Design

Ana Hurtado
2D Artist

Carlos Leituga
Game Designer

Jonathan Salazar
Programmer

Collide
Programming, Consultancy

Axel Garcia
Tech Lead, Producer, Designer

Pablo Silvestre
Programmer

Alex Perez
Programmer

Lance Calveley
Junior Designer, Tester

Rooftop Panda
Programming

Kevin Wicks
Art Consultant

Pablo Clemente
Art Intern

Belén Crespo
Historical Research Intern

Birgit Sammer
Co-Founder, Project Finances


presskit() by Rami Ismail (Vlambeer) - also thanks to these fine folks