World of Fishing aims for Steam’s casuals, hardcores, and MMO lovers

Why take up fishing in a traditional MMO when you can take up fishing in a fishing MMO? World of Fishing aims to be just that, and today it’s announced that it’ll land on Steam next month after having been in open beta since November.

World of Fishing is a full-fledged MMO featuring character development, exciting quests and the addicting hunt for rare fish. Starting out with a small boat and basic equipment, players will be able to work their way up to the point where they will catch huge fish like tunas and even exotic sharks. Dynamic real-time battles with more than 450 fish species controlled by a realistic AI, provide an entertaining and challenging gameplay that feels as close to the “real thing” as possible. Competitive players can face each other in the Team Match mode, while casual players will be able to enjoy the relaxing aspect of fishing in Freestyle mode, visiting beautiful, exotic fishing spots from Vancouver to Cape Town.”

InselGames CEO Patrick Streppel says his studio is aiming for “hobby fisherman and casual gamers” as well as “hardcore gamers and MMO lovers.”

Source: Press release
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Mysk Needs (More) Coffee, Probably
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Mysk Needs (More) Coffee, Probably

Make it more like Stardew Valley and they’ll have a winner. Basing their entire game around what is a mini-game is kind of silly. It’s like they have the parts in place for one feature and called it done. Not that it wouldn’t be enjoyable in small bits, but I couldn’t see this being a long-term thing without there being more to the MMO.

Ceder
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Ceder

I haven’t played a fishing game since the old Sierra Trophy Bass series(which I really liked). However, I doubt I’ll go for this one.  It seems like a  yet another dollar feeder.

stiqy
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stiqy

Armsbend coraythan mysecretid Nordavind Catching a fish can ruin a good day of fishing.  Which is why I often fish with only a sinker.

McSleaz
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McSleaz

WTF was alot better, but as far as fishing games go, this is pretty good.

Armsbend
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Armsbend

coraythan mysecretid Nordavind boring waiting around?  Your boring waiting around in prime time beer drinking for me.  Why do you go fishing?  For the goddamned fish?!?

SyrionDeathwalker
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SyrionDeathwalker

I like Orville Redenbacher in the 4th image.

Nordavind
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Nordavind

mmonerd Not a fish.

coraythan
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coraythan

mysecretid Armsbend Nordavind

boredinBC
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boredinBC

Karl_Hungus Tongle I only play MMOs ironically.

mmonerd
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mmonerd

Can i catch  whale ?

Tongle
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Tongle

Karl_Hungus Tongle Guess I’m so 2008 because I normally only play a single MMO for about 3-4 months before moving on to another one or one I’ve played before. 

For instance right now I’m on an ED kick. 3 months ago it was gw2 alllll the time.

mysecretid
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flatline4400 Humble48 
I suspect we were all 13 when we earned that one … :-)

mysecretid
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Armsbend mysecretid Nordavind 
Heh. Not me. Fishing actually bores me, personally.; I don’t get relaxed by it, I just get incredibly restless after about five minutes.
But, to each their own — and it would be cool to have World Of WarCraft.and World Of Fishing showing up at E3 with fans flocking to hear their latest content news! :-)

Cheers,

flatline4400
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flatline4400

Humble48 Pft, I finished that one at like level 13.

Karl_Hungus
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Karl_Hungus

Tongle 
Having a main MMO is so 2009 lol

Tongle
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Tongle

Does anyone actually play this as their main MMO?

Karl_Hungus
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Karl_Hungus

MesaSage 
Free to fish but if you want your hook to have bait on it, you might want to visit the bait shop

Armsbend
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Armsbend

mysecretid Nordavind try it out, your mileage may vary.

mysecretid
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Armsbend Nordavind 
Ah, that’s kinda sad.
I would take a peculiar joy in knowing that there was an online fishing game out there which was immensely popular with its niche audience.
Cheers,

Karl_Hungus
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Karl_Hungus

mysecretid Karl_Hungus

mysecretid
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mysecretid

Karl_Hungus 
Bwahahahahahahaha!!! I’d “like” this twice if I could.

mysecretid
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mysecretid

Karl_Hungus mysecretid 
You know, Karl, I just might earn that “Master Baiter” achievement in World Of Fishing after all …

Karl_Hungus
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Karl_Hungus

mysecretid Karl_Hungus 
Perhaps you just haven’t found the right yoga class.

mysecretid
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mysecretid

Humble48 
Isn’t that also called a “Cottage Trip”? Will beer be used as a buff or a debuff? One never knows …

mysecretid
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boredinBC 
Yeah, I suspect it really is going to be one of those hit or miss ideas. It’ll either become the niche game for fish fans, or it will disappear quickly.
Hit or miss? Perhaps I should’ve said catch or release? :-)
Cheers,

Karl_Hungus
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Karl_Hungus
mysecretid
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mysecretid

Karl_Hungus 
Yoga kills my spirit, Karl, does that count?

Karl_Hungus
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Karl_Hungus

Humble48 
Be careful. You actually could go blind working on that achievement

mysecretid
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mysecretid

Humble48 
Aye, but you need a really good rod, and lots of dedication, to earn that one.

PaulFortunato
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PaulFortunato

At the very least, this game could give other devs another idea to create fishing mini games in their MMOs.

Mark Jacobs
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Mark Jacobs

Rozyn Mark Jacobs +1

Humble48
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Humble48

I hear the Master Baiter achievement is the highest level you can achieve.

MesaSage
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MesaSage

Is this Free to Fish?

Xanthicsnow
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Xanthicsnow

I’m gunna have to check this out. I used to love playing fishing games on consoles. This may be right up my alley. I’ve been looking for an Mmo to start playing again since I burned out on Diablo 3 and as much as I wanted content for SWTOR i’m really not feeling the new chapters.

Rozyn
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Rozyn

Mark Jacobs Rozyn I just realized that No Man’s Sky completely missed the ball by not calling themselves World of Worlds.

Nordavind
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Nordavind

Armsbend Nordavind Emphasis on *I*, as in me personally. Both regarding what I am able to do IRL and why I therefore choose not to do it in a game :)

I didn’t fish that day, btw, I was out on some islands playing Ingress. He who controls the sea, controls the play field.

Mark Jacobs
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Mark Jacobs

Rozyn Mark Jacobs <sigh> There goes our next game idea then, Worlds of Atlantis!
:)

ArkJag
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ArkJag

The very nature of fishing opens the door for this game to be extremely P2W.

Rozyn
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Rozyn

Mark Jacobs Rozyn Can they do it retroactively?! Please! I can’t take many more Worlds of!

Karl_Hungus
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Karl_Hungus
Armsbend
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Armsbend

Nordavind Some people cannot fish or play golf in exotic locations.  Real deep sea fishing cost 100s to 1000s of dollars for a day fish.

I find both real fishing and fake fishing relaxing.

However I logged into this title and it was basically the same as a mobile game.

Mark Jacobs
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Mark Jacobs

Rozyn They would have (maybe), if Games Workshop hadn’t used it first for World of Warhammer. :)

Rozyn
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Rozyn

You lost me at “World of.” Never have I wished more that Blizzard could have trademarked that so I didn’t have to see it repeated in every ridiculous title for all eternity.

Diskonekted
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Diskonekted

Sounds kinda interesting, I’ll have to check it out for the novelty if nothing else.

krieglich
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krieglich

Winning Put, World of Fishing, the world of MMOs these days is heaven for stoners. :D

boredinBC
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boredinBC

I know more hardcore fishers in MMOs than raiders these days.  This could turn out to be brilliant…or…

Humble48
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Humble48

Fishing raid anyone???

Feydakin
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Feydakin

As strange as it is, I predict this is going to be stupidly popular if they do it right…

Nordavind
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Nordavind

Again I must play my “If I can do it in the real world…” card.

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