The Great Whale Road is getting ready for the next leg of its journey. We have been working on the game's concept since the beginning of 2015, and the first artists and developers joined the team in April that year. We weathered the odd storm or two and entered the Sea of Early Access eight months ago.
It has been an exciting few months and we are super grateful for the community's help and feedback. We are implementing some smaller features which we had postponed until now into the game and are busy polishing the rougher edges.
We have decided to leave Early Access on the 30th of March - this will include the full story of the Danes and all features we have been adding since 0.6.2. Among them a new combat camera, more warcries, development area upgrades, an enhanced ship upgrade system, new journal screen, trade screen enhancements, AI improvements and more. And yes, the game will be steamified, too! Enjoy the new release trailer.
https://youtu.be/WoxCrR2xWFE In addition to English The Great Whale Road will be available in German, Spanish, and we hope Italian as well. The French version is a bit behind schedule, but we think we will have it ready for the first free update - fittingly the Frankish storyline in early May. We will post a few more updates over the coming week.
The storylines for the Franks and Frisians are written and translated, but we don't have the resources to test them in parallel with the Danes. Thus we give you the Danes first. We hope that this will also help us in view of the changes on Steam - you'll have noticed that the front page and game visibility have changed a lot over the last months.
After the Frisian storyline has been released at the beginning of June, we would love to add more storylines. Time will tell, and we will let you know before the summer if we get close to the targets we need to achieve to be able to do more work on The Great Whale Road.
We have set up a Thunderclap campaign[www.thunderclap.it] to create a social media shout-out on release day. You can sign up with your Facebook and/or Twitter account to help us spread the word.