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by nathanj439 - 48 Hour Compo Entry

I tried to make a relaxing fishing game while learning SFML2. See if you can beat my score of 11340.

The game will build on Linux if SFML2 is installed. It may build on OS X as well but that is untested.

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kingtharg says ...
Apr 30, 2013 @ 2:27am

I enjoyed it. Somehow calm and frantic at the same time.

nintendoeats says ...
Apr 30, 2013 @ 2:27am


I didn't quite grasp the viable strategy my first time through, but now that I get it that's pretty neat. I can imagine somebody going all Starcraft on it and working out the most efficient "catch order" and then nobody ever inviting them to a party ever again.

To make that last statement less offensive, nobody ever invites me to parties either.

Uh, the point is really good job!

P.S. I like the song. It's my kind of music.

Hayawi says ...
Apr 30, 2013 @ 2:40am

It was decent, but next steps would be to let you move the hook and choose where to cast.

delfino says ...
Apr 30, 2013 @ 12:43pm

Relaxing, the audio goes great with the game. I didn't feel like I was the fisherman, but rather a cosmic force assisting. I don't think that's good or bad, just how it felt to me. Little touches really add to the experience like the sun moving, and the fisherdude's expressions. With the sun I almost feel like the timer isn't needed, just let the player know you can only fish until the sun sets

Beldarak says ...
May 1, 2013 @ 2:17am

I first thought it would be relaxing... I was so wrong... This game made me nervous as hell and i surprised myself talking to these fishes "no no, don't ! noooo, you ruined it !".

Awesome game is awesome :)

Just a tiny suggestion (but it's really a matter of taste), make the fish hanging to the hook count once the timer is done.

sP0CkEr2 says ...
May 1, 2013 @ 2:22am

very calming -- very original idea and follow the theme -- great job

spriters2000 says ...
May 1, 2013 @ 2:23am

I didn't understand very well the controls.
I however liked it.

multikorv says ...
May 1, 2013 @ 10:58pm

You succeeded with the calm aesthetic. First it felt like the game played itself, but then I got into the gameplay a bit more. Got quite addictive in the end.

JustinMullin says ...
May 1, 2013 @ 11:17pm

Hah! That's awesome. I don't think I've ever seen a fishing game where you pull the fish around like that. =)

Also: the music totally sold it.

PPLo says ...
May 1, 2013 @ 11:40pm

My score : 7000. It's indeed a nice relaxing game.
Good work also for the music that helps the mood.

Hamumu says ...
May 2, 2013 @ 10:25pm

Not relaxing! Stressful! This is really weird, with the fishing in reverse pretty much... I didn't manage to catch a big fish, too many little ones in the way. It's a pretty clever concept, probably needs a little more to it than just sliding 3 kinds of fish around, but I'm not sure what more, but there is definitely some interesting strategy to when you should move up to bigger fish (I think I went too soon, but the sun was setting!).

P.S. there were weird artifacts all around the font!


someone says ...
May 2, 2013 @ 10:33pm

Interesting take on a fishing game.
The music works really well.
Good job.

May 3, 2013 @ 1:39am

Genius idea the music is nice and calm an the game is hysterical.

gerritg says ...
May 4, 2013 @ 3:50pm

8150! Got nearly every of those green small fish. Nice entry!

Tainted_Code says ...
May 4, 2013 @ 9:31pm

Wow I loved it! :o It's strange but awesome! :D

Spiridios says ...
May 11, 2013 @ 11:03pm

Wow, you said you wanted a relaxing game, and this is it. There's a bit of strategy to get a high score, but it doesn't break the mood any. Great job.

May 12, 2013 @ 10:50pm

Relaxing, and very nice little game. Very enjoyable

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