Based in Spain
March 29 2017
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.
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.
- Historical fiction meets RPG
- Authentic historical setting
- Digitally hand-drawn
Release Trailer YouTube
Logo & Icon
Awards & Recognition
- "Unite '16 Los Angeles Showcase" Made with Unity
- "Global Top Round 2016 Inductee" GTR
- "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
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 https://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
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 on Sunburned Games, our logo & relevant media are available here.
The Great Whale Road Credits
Co-Founder, Writer, Executive Producer
2D Artist & Graphic Design
Tech Lead, Producer, Designer
Junior Designer, Tester
Historical Research Intern
Co-Founder, Project Finances