The Great Whale Road has finally releases on Linux and Mac

the great whale road has finally releases on linux and mac

The Great Whale Road is a story-driven #RPG with #turnbased #tactics announced back in July. Now available on Steam for Linux and Mac, as well as Windows PC. Set in the early Middle Ages, you travel the North Sea – the whale road – to ensure the survival of your people. The Great Whale Road revives an ancient world through its digitally hand-drawn art, colourful characters, atmospheric soundtrack, and historical lore.

We know that many people in the community are not keen on Early Access titles. That being said, The Great Whale Road brings a new historical approach to the turn-based strategy RPG genre. Giving players a first hand experience in exploring, survival and tactical defenses.
So, is the gameplay worth it? If you love the genre, YES!! Plus the game has 83% Positive Reviews on Steam.

Gameplay is split into two seasons. Winter to manage and plan for the year ahead and summer when you sail the whale road and visit other towns and villages. You and your warband have to fulfill a mission each year, while ensuring that you have sufficient food to feed everyone through the long months of winter. Digitally hand-drawn locations are connected by an atmospheric side-scrolling sailing mode. Grid based tactical combat means that Valhalla can be just a warcry away.

Linux support is finally available:

“We are excited that we can officially welcome you on board. Many thanks to the group of community testers on both operating systems, their help was essential.
We have created two separate discussions on the forum – please use them to raise OS specific issues there.

The game is optimised for 16:9 full HD, so you will see a bit of stretching on a 16:10 Macbook. Aspect ratio is something we are looking into as part of the video options for a later update.”

The Great Whale Road current Features:

  • Playable storyline for the Danes from Úlfarrsted, a village on a small North Sea island just off the coast from the Danish-Saxon borderland.
  • Chapter 1 and 2 of a story-driven campaign along the Danish, Saxon, Frisian and Frankish coast.
  • Character missions for your chosen warriors.
  • Four combat classes and associated warcry cards.
  • Land and sea combat environments.
  • Equip your characters with weapons and armour sets.
  • A dynamic event system which covers all areas of medieval life from farming to family feuds.

Features in the works:

  • Chapters 3 and 4 of the Danish story.
  • More character quests.
  • Playable storylines for other cultures: Franks and Frisians.
  • Character abilities and afflictions.
  • A smarter and harder AI.
  • An enhanced trade system.
  • Character progression and ship upgrades.
  • More content: characters, warcries, missions, rumours and events.

The Great Whale Road is now available on Steam for Linux, Mac and Windows PC. With a 15% discount that will likely run until November 29th.

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