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Gresham, OR - November 8, 2012 - Whales
are getting closer to becoming beached as Dingle LLC, today
released more screenshots and details on Beach Whale, the 2D action
game coming to iOS and Android on November 26, 2012. Beach Whale
offers retro gaming action in a beautiful and quirky world. With
six unique whales, every whale in Beach Whale may be upgraded
individually. Upgrading whales will unlock new abilities and better
statistics. Whales may be upgraded to have a tongue, blowhole, tail
flap, big mouth, and a wax belly. All upgrades are different and
have advantages given the right circumstances. Upgrades are
purchased with the fish the player eats and wins from completing
Tongue - One of the most powerful upgrades, the
tongue may be used to grab items from far away and kill weaker
enemies such as crabs. The tongue proves essential to collecting
items at the Pirate Bay and Fisherman Wharf, since most items are
trapped in clams and cages in those levels.
Blow Hole - The blowhole is the cheapest upgrade
to obtain, however it makes a significant difference in the speed
of the whale. While surfing a wave, players may use the blowhole to
make them accelerate faster. This is a great upgrade for whales
with a slower base acceleration.
Tail Flap - Mobility is everything in Beach Whale,
and the tail flap increases the mobility of all whales
significantly. When activated, the whale will flap its tail and get
a speed boost for next six seconds. The tail flap allows whales to
jump-start their speed when momentum is lost on the beach.
Big Mouth - Beach Whale is all about collecting
fish; the bigger the mouth, the more fish the player can collect.
Although a subtle change, the big mouth makes a great difference in
the amount of fish players collect in the long run.
Wax Belly - As the most expensive upgrade, this
passive ability applies a thin layer of wax to the belly of the
whale; land becomes less scary and the whale can slide easier on
the beach, encountering less friction.
About Dingle LLC
Our mission is to bring unique and bizarre experiences to
gamers. We are devoted to creating quality games that are unlike
any other. We are a small company that focuses on passion and
Dingle is a small, start-up company founded and co-owned by
three brothers. We’ve been playing video games our entire
lives and will continue to do so. Transitioning to game development
was an avenue to stay connected and contribute to the gaming