A downloadable experiment for Windows

An experimental horror game I made in a weekend, exploring isolation, the uncanny valley, and repetition as core concepts. You play as a lonely man out at sea for a lovely day of fishing. A mood piece.

Published 11 days ago
StatusReleased
PlatformsWindows
Rating
(7)
Authornicklives
Tags2D, Experimental, Horror

Install instructions

Unzip folder, and run "FishingGame.exe" within.

Download

Download
A Wonderful Day for Fishing.zip 44 MB

Comments

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Really interesting!

This was really weird and uneasing for me.

Fishing + Hard Drugs = This Game!

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Hey there, I recently played through the game and wanted to share some of my thoughts on it here. I'll just be quickly going over some things I liked, maybe some things I didn't and any bugs I may have run into during my time with the game.

I'll start with the things I liked. The art is well drawn and at times extremely creepy, like when the man smiles with a huge grin or has his eyes presumably gauged out, everything looks excellent. I'm going to give props to the overall simplicity of the game, I don't really know how to describe my other thoughts on it other than by saying that it's weird but I found it interesting. There's no story, no context, just a man and some weird fish...but that's okay, because I felt that enough happened where that you can interpret the individual meanings in your own way.

The only thing that I'll say that's bad about the whole experience is that I wasn't sure when it was actually over, and now that I write this I'm not actually sure if this is a bad thing or an intentional game design choice. When the man and his boat eventually sink, the player can choose to continue fishing and I assume that this plays into the concept of repetition that you were looking to create.

I don't think I ran into bugs throughout my play time, but I have no idea. 

This is a weird game, I don't even know what to rate it. It definitely succeeds as an experimental horror game and even as a psychological horror game, I wouldn't call anything that happens in it particularly "scary" but it sent my mind running wild, trying to figure out what exactly was happening at a given moment. In the end I just felt weird, uneasy and confused...but I'm guessing that's what you set out to do.

I hope you don't mind but I made a short let's play of my time with the game over on my channel.

Cheers and best wishes to you,

Killjoy 

This is pretty interesting! I'd love to see something like this expanded upon. Maybe having more effects happen to the man? Overall, it was pretty unsettling! 

Great job!

A very cool short horror game mood was set well and the art style was lovely

This was a pretty cool little game.  I don't know if I did what I  was supposed to do, but I had a lot of fun.  Good job!  

Made me feel uneasy.

This was a really cool and weird game, i don't think I got the chance to complete it but I gave it a shot and was really happy with what I played. I may come back and do a complete play through of it if I can.

Great experimental horror game man although the game ends in a sinking boat part but the suspense, holy god its so perfect :D good job dev!

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No idea. Nothing happened. Guy showed his teeth once then went back to normal. A way to quit the game would make a good addition. I like the art.

Really creepy! Love the animations though

 

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It's part 2 of the double feature.  Interesting concept for a game...experience...whatever it is I liked the suspense of wondering if the fish were going to have a different effect, or what you might catch next.

So I didn't know what to make of this game. It wasn't really scary like other horror games but it was definently suspensful. Not knowing what was going to happen was pretty scary for me. Your game is first in my video. Awesome way to make it more suspenseful. 

Huge fan of your work on Doodle Date so of course I'm checking this out. I really like it regardless of if the sinking and nothing after is a bug or not, it was the anticipation of what was to come and not delivering that kind of made it, you know? Can't wait to see what comes next (and that Doodle Date DLC in the future) :D

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I gave er' a go - I think I ran into a very odd bug of sinking though.

I loved it! The concept is really cool and could be really really great with some more added content. I’d like to see more fish, more effects and some kind of end screen please! 

Unless I missed the end screen, my guy just sunk into the water but was still bringing up fish..? 

Here’s a video of my gameplay :) 

Click the link below for more!
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC5DuuOFDXcJkVp-dPriFGkA