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WHAT: The 2D action/adventure game, Beach
Whale, is bringing simplified controls to iOS and Android. Swimming
as whales, players will easily be able to navigate obstacles and
enemies without using a clunky and unreliable simulated d-pad.
Whales constantly swim forward and are controlled using the tilt
access – directing them to swim farther out to sea or to into
the beach. Players may tap the left side of the screen to flap
their tail and shoot water out of their blowhole. Tapping the right
side of the screen will make the whale spit out items it has
obtained, such as bombs. This innovative control mechanic allows
players to focus on the game-play and not the position of their
Players gain speed by surfing waves that come from the sea.
Using the tilt access, players can ride waves for long as possible,
gaining more and more speed. Getting the whale stuck on rocks,
nets, cages, or the sandy beach may result in a beached whale.
Speed is essential to navigating deeper inland where fish and items
may be collected. Fish are used to purchase new whales, upgrades,
accessories, trophies, and new worlds. Every whale has unique
statistics, some faster than others. Whales may be upgraded
individually to utilize powers and increase statistics.
Although players collect fish and spend fish to unlock goodies
and levels, Beach Whale is not just another casual game. At its
core, Beach Whale is a 2D retro style action game. With four unique
worlds and four different game modes: normal (level), boss,
survival, and super boss, Beach Whale offers something new in every
level. Levels are littered with bombs, enemies, and destructible
obstacles. Boss fights are reminiscent of old school pattern based
boss fights. Super Boss fights are very difficulty and require
players to recognize cues and patterns to win.
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WHEN: Beach Whale will be available in the
App Store on November 26, 2012.
About Dingle LLC
Dingle LLC is a small, start-up company founded and co-owned by
three brothers. It’s their mission is to bring unique and
bizarre experiences to gamers. They are devoted to creating quality
games that are unlike any other. As true gamers, transitioning to
game development was an avenue to stay connected and contribute to
the gaming industry.