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  • Publisher: Vlambeer
  • Genre: Arcade
  • Device: Universal
  • Size: 39.6 MB
  • Version: 1.31
  • Price: $2.99
  • Average User Rating: 4.7 (9)
App description: A handcrafted game about fishing with guns, chainsaws & toasters.

Follow Billy as he tries to find redemption from his uncertain past. Chase your destiny on the high seas and embark on a heroic quest for glory and gills.

* Hours of gameplay across the continents including a never-ending Infinite arcade world.
* Dozens of unlockables, weapons and items including popular fishing gear like the Most Expensive Hairdryer In The World and A Bowling Ball.
* Fish that become hats.
* No IAP - buy the game, play the game. No additional costs, no hidden fees. Even the hats are IAP-free.
* Fish that become hats.

Based on Vlambeers popular 2010 original, Ridiculous Fishing was lovingly handcrafted over the course of two years by Vlambeer (Super Crate Box), Zach Gage (Spelltower, Bit Pilot, Unify) and Greg Wohlwend (Hundreds, Solipskier, Gasketball).

Winner of the Apple Design Award 2013; Nominated for the 2011 Independent Games Festival Awards; Declared Most Important News Story 2011 by industry magazine Control International; Featured in The New York Times;

"Ridiculous Fishing is such a complete package that it's an effortless recommendation." ~ Eli Hodapp (TouchArcade) - (5 / 5)

"Every aspect of the game, from the rewarding upgrade system to the unique graphics, displays an intricate craftsmanship we rarely see on the App Store." ~ Chris Reed (Slide2Play) - (4 / 4)

"Vlambeer's game is, as its title suggests, ridiculous. In its simple, gleeful rhythms of play, it's sublime, too." ~ EDGE - (9 / 10)

"One of the most mechanically satisfying experiences you'll ever find, and wrapped in a dazzlingly cool aesthetic." ~ Eli Cymet (Gamezebo) - (5 / 5)

"It makes the mass destruction of innocent sea life absolutely adorable." ~ Andrew Webster (The Verge)

"I've come to think of Ridiculous Fishing as the unofficial game of Wes Anderson's movie The Life Aquatic." ~ Rob Hearn (PocketGamer)

"Ridiculous Fishing is from an alternate iPhone gaming universe where Nintendo is the production quality standard and action is everything." ~ Robert Ashley (A Life Well Wasted)

"A rare pearl amidst the endless sardines of iOS games." ~ Chris Bateman (International Hobo)

"I'm hooked up to an IV and playing Ridiculous Fishing. One is medicine, the other is a painkiller." ~ Ben Kuchera (PA Report)

"Ridiculous Fishing is something very special." ~ exp. Magazine

Vlambeer's comments:


Hey everyone, we're ready to launch Ridiculous Fishing in just under ten hours with a simultaneous, worldwide release around 8PM Pacific Standard Time. The game will launch at $2.99.

Description:
A handcrafted game about fishing with guns, chainsaws & toasters.

Follow Billy as he tries to find redemption from his uncertain past. Chase your destiny on the high seas and embark on a heroic quest for glory and gills.
  • Hours of gameplay across the continents including a never-ending Infinite arcade world.
  • Dozens of unlockables, weapons and items including popular fishing gear like the Most Expensive Hairdryer In The World and A Bowling Ball.
  • Fish that become hats.
  • No IAP - buy the game, play the game. No additional costs, no hidden fees. Even the hats are IAP-free.
  • Fish that become hats.

Based on Vlambeers popular 2010 original, Ridiculous Fishing was lovingly handcrafted over the course of two years by Vlambeer (Super Crate Box), Zach Gage (Spelltower, Bit Pilot, Unify) and Greg Wohlwend (Hundreds, Solipskier, Gasketball).

Nominated for the 2011 Independent Games Festival Awards; Declared Most Important News Story 2011 by industry magazine Control International; Featured in The New York Times;

App Info (will appear when live):






Links:
Announcement trailer
ridiculousfishing.com
vlambeer.com
03-13-2013, 12:46 PM
#2
Joined: Feb 1983
Location: Barcelona
Posts: 1,267,952
Buy this game.

03-13-2013, 12:51 PM
#3
Joined: Dec 2008
Location: Berlin, Germany
Posts: 1,498
Quote:
Originally Posted by Eli View Post
Buy this game.
Ok .... Btw, what's the price tag?
03-13-2013, 12:52 PM
#4
Joined: Apr 2011
Location: Houston, TX
Posts: 3,319
Quote:
Originally Posted by Eli View Post
Buy this game.
OK...

Game Center: MarinasideSteve
03-13-2013, 12:53 PM
#5
Joined: Feb 1983
Location: Barcelona
Posts: 1,267,952
Quote:
Originally Posted by amusing Grace View Post
Ok .... Btw, what's the price tag?
Two American dollars and ninety nine cents.
03-13-2013, 12:53 PM
#6
Joined: Sep 2009
Location: Colorado
Posts: 5,154
Quote:
Originally Posted by Eli View Post
Buy this game.
Buying and gifting, looks flipping awesome.
03-13-2013, 12:55 PM
#7
Joined: Dec 2011
Location: USA
Posts: 655
Wow,

Hope people pay attention to that last screenie.
03-13-2013, 12:59 PM
#8
Joined: Apr 2011
Location: Houston, TX
Posts: 3,319
Quote:
Originally Posted by Eli View Post
Two American dollars and ninety nine cents.
A very good price for any good, IAP-free game. Almost certainly a great price for this one. Sold!

Game Center: MarinasideSteve
03-13-2013, 01:05 PM
#9
I can remember playing the PC original a few years ago. If this is by the same people then it will be great! I'm definitely buying.

Best games on my ipad: Infinity blade 1 & 2, Dead space, GTA vice city, Dead Trigger, The Walking Dead, Bad Piggies, MC4, Ravensword 2, Super Hexagon and Real racing 3.
Most anticipated games: Infinity blade dungeons, walking dead season 2, Star command and Oceanhorn.
03-13-2013, 01:06 PM
#10
Joined: Apr 2012
Posts: 721
Nice, my guess of three bucks was right on target. I know I probably sound like a broken record at this point, but man I cannot wait to play this game.