SWORD PLAY: WHITE WHALE GAMES TEASE THEIR IPHONE DEBUT, GOD OF BLADES


9.25.2012

Brandon Boyer

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Local Austin indies White Whale are set to release their debut game God of Blades to iPhone & iPad this Thursday, and have marked the occasion with the amazing trailer above, which takes you from their direct inspiration — pulp sci-fi and fantasy novels of the 1960s and ’70s — straight through into the game world itself.

With its fantastic aesthetic all-too-rare in games (at least, not-much-seen since Roger Dean’s phenomenal work on early Psygnosis covers), its rhythmic-slashing spin on swordplay, and its Foursquare integration (which rewards you for delving into long-forgotten stories by visiting your local library), we’ve seen the game evolve over the past year into something super special.

Expect more on the game post-release, which you can get further geared up for by taking a longer look into the strange history of Blades book-series at the God of Blades Shrine, a website which itself appears to have emerged from a parallel past… [via White Whale Games]

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