Ludum Dare 34 — December 11th-14th, 2015 — Theme Tied: Two Button Controls, Growing

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Go Fish

by joekinglake - Jam Entry

Press up or down to control the school of fish.

Avoid the rock formations, which push you backwards and will eventually end your game, whilst trying to collect more fishes in hopes of increasing your school size.


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jward says ...
Dec 14, 2015 @ 4:38am

Nice "tunnel nav" game, I like the movement of the fish and the graphics, especially.

Jstank says ...
Dec 14, 2015 @ 10:01am

Ah man this game is cute. I like the idea of collecting all the fishes! I just wish there was a shark boss!

BradleySmith says ...
Dec 14, 2015 @ 10:25am

Proper lush. :)

freddyw9 says ...
Dec 14, 2015 @ 8:08pm

I really love the feel of this game, really relaxing.

scriptorum says ...
Dec 14, 2015 @ 8:08pm

Adorable. Interesting take on obstacles - keeps the game moving.

Pornstar69 says ...
Dec 14, 2015 @ 8:11pm

Sick game bro

Xgor says ...
Dec 14, 2015 @ 8:29pm

Cute game with a nice visual art style. The game was waay too easy as the only times I hit the rocks was when I did it intentionally.

MrDave says ...
Dec 14, 2015 @ 8:34pm

I think this is a really solid game, Everything feels really nice from the music to the way the menu wobbles.

chrizdekok says ...
Dec 14, 2015 @ 8:38pm

Great idea with the fishes. I like it!
It was a bit to easy but very relaxing.

johntherobot says ...
Dec 14, 2015 @ 8:41pm

It's got a really great feel to it! Love the consistency of the art. Feels unified.

Melusine says ...
Dec 14, 2015 @ 8:43pm

Very nice little game. Really enjoyed it

uvwar says ...
Dec 14, 2015 @ 8:44pm

Nice and relaxing, I wasn't sure if I could actually 'lose' or anything unless I brushed up against something for too long. 4 way movement with predators or something could be fun!

ciobeni says ...
Dec 14, 2015 @ 9:52pm

Good little game. I especially liked how the fishes have some inertia to them. The looks and the music were good too.

fluidvolt says ...
Dec 15, 2015 @ 12:18am

Nice! It's like a chilled-out, relaxing Gradius. I enjoyed the ambient music and art. It just takes you to the bottom of the ocean. Really calming to play.

esayitch says ...
Dec 15, 2015 @ 4:04am

Graphics are really nice and the sounds are very calm. I personally found it very easy, I don't think I lost a single fish. I like how by design, growing makes it more difficult, because navigating the tunnels becomes harder.

Cool entry, good luck :)

NightShadow0 says ...
Dec 15, 2015 @ 2:58pm

Cute concept, i like the relaxing mood but there's not a lot to it, would be more interesting if you lost fish when you bumped against a wall.

brainstorm says ...
Dec 15, 2015 @ 7:19pm

Great choice of theme. Too easy game, but this plus the music makes it really relaxing. So, great mood, good graphics, great use of the theme, and a bit boring mechanic. :)


AzureAspect says ...
Dec 15, 2015 @ 7:44pm

Nice relaxing game with good graphics.
I was wondering if I would get my fish count at the end but didnt. Sad frog I am :<
However well thought game :)

Zeriver says ...
Dec 15, 2015 @ 9:34pm

Nice, relaxing game. I liked graphics, simple but elegant, with matching music makes great mood.
Personally i would crank up a little difficulty to make player more engaged.

monetai says ...
Dec 16, 2015 @ 5:16pm

funny but way too easy

rd127p77 says ...
Dec 17, 2015 @ 12:30am

Cool way of putting growth and 2 Button Controls.

utgarda says ...
Dec 17, 2015 @ 4:20pm

Flappy fish :) Collecting a bigger flock is nice, would benefit from some flocking behaviour. Totally fits the theme.

axoona says ...
Dec 17, 2015 @ 8:57pm

nice relaxing game, the music suits really well the mood

Dec 18, 2015 @ 3:33am

Oh. I thought it was going to be endless. But then I won. Not complaining though, it was the right length. Very peaceful and atmospheric.

Dec 18, 2015 @ 3:48pm

Nice relaxing game. I included it in my Ludum Dare 34 compilation video series, if you’d like to check it out :)

OldPeculier says ...
Dec 18, 2015 @ 6:44pm

I love the motion of the fish—the up-down dance each one makes to convey the overall sense of schooling. It's very satisfying to collect more fish!

Dec 18, 2015 @ 10:16pm

Really enjoyed the laid back atmosphere of the game. Collecting fish and watching your school grow was a rewarding experience.

anv says ...
Dec 19, 2015 @ 6:50pm

Gameplay is very minimalistic, but the game itself is very polished, with pleasant graphics and fitting music. Nice, relaxing atmosphere.

jcmonkey says ...
Dec 20, 2015 @ 12:41am

this game is very pleasing to play. i like the simple graphics and the music.

agilejoshua says ...
Dec 29, 2015 @ 3:07pm

Liked it - very relaxing to play. Would like to have the fish drop off if you hit the rocks and also to get a bonus for putting together a large school.

Stals says ...
Jan 4, 2016 @ 11:03am

Nice game. I think it would be cool if the more fish you get the slower you all move together, so the further you go, the harder it would be to navigate.

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