Windborne adventure and Starwhal fencing flip to Steam Early Access

Both Starwhal: Just the Tip and Windborne recently landed on Steam's Early Access service yesterday. Windborne, a sandbox adventure game from Counter Stike: GO and Defense Grid 2 developer Hidden Path Entertainment, is 20 percent off ($23.99) on the service until February 24.

Starwhal, the narwhal fencing game set in outer space, earned $24,450 CAD ($22,294 USD) on Kickstarter in late December. The game comes from indie developer Breakfall, who will bring the game to PC, Mac, Linux, Wii U and PS4. Breakfall is hoping to carry Starwhal over to Ouya and Xbox One as well. As for Hidden Path, the developer is also partnering with Harmonix to create the recently-revealed Chroma, a free-to-play rhythmic FPS.
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Hidden Path Entertainment is Excited to Announce that Windborne Early Access Is Live

Bellevue, WA (February 17, 2014) – Windborne, the highly anticipated creation game, is available starting today on Steam. Hidden Path Entertainment is the developer and publisher of this whimsical gem. Windborne first appeared to the public at last fall's PAX Prime is Seattle, WA. It was met with high praise which only continued through its alpha testing period this past winter. The game can now be purchased here http://store.steampowered.com/app/221560

Gamers can expect a host of new features since alpha- they can begin their friendship with native Jin, go on quests, and explore an infinite number of islands with their friends. There are hidden treasures and artifacts, recipe unlocks for crafting, and stunning landscapes waiting to be discovered.

Hidden Path's Michael Austin, Project Lead, had this to say about getting Windborne to early access, "I love the idea of Early Access - we can gamble on a new idea with a small team, and still have a chance to make a world that can grow and evolve into something epic. I am more excited about Windborne than any game I've worked on in the last 15 years."

Hidden Path is offering a celebratory early access launch discount price of $24.99. This gets you the Early Access build, the final release game, and all content upgrades up to release. Windborne is available on Steam for PC here http://store.steampowered.com/app/2215600

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About Windborne:
Windborne brings social sandbox creation games to the next level. Explore a vibrant world filled with secrets to unlock and treasures to find, craft personalized furnishings and innovative artifacts, and befriend intriguing Jin to help build a new civilization. Will you seek out the clues and artifacts of the ancients, or just loot passing islands for minerals and rare plants? Bring along your friends while you play, and share your creations with the world. Where will the wind take you? Windborne is set to release in early 2014. It is being self-published by Hidden Path Entertainment, Inc. For more information and to share your thoughts and experiences visit http://www.hiddenpath.com/games/windborne/

About Hidden Path Entertainment:
Hidden Path Entertainment, Inc. is an independent video game company established to develop and produce interactive entertainment software for current and future generations of PCs, video game consoles, and other computing platforms. Hidden Path focuses on immersive, fun, and well-designed game experiences that allow players to express themselves creatively as well. The company is currently working on independently-funded and partner-funded projects with some of the most popular companies in gaming. For more info visit http://bit.ly/13m38oy

This article was originally published on Joystiq.