Fishing Planet is a FREE to play unique and highly realistic online first-person multiplayer fishing simulator developed for anglers to bring you the full thrill of actual fishing! Choose your lures, make your trophy catches, discover new possibilities and sharpen your real angling skills anywhere, anytime with your friends!
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Release Date: Aug 11, 2015

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What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

“The universe of sportfishing is practically limitless. And as our team is aiming to deliver the most realistic and fun sportfishing experience, we want to use Early Access to get feedback from as many gamers and sportfishing enthusiasts as possible on the earliest stages of our project. We need to know whether you like how the rod bends and if the walleye realistically strikes the lure as it falls, does the twitching retrieve work the way you're used to in real life and tons of other details that are the core of the perfect fishing simulator.
After all, we are making a game that would allow you to use your real-life fishing skills and experience, and for that, want you to be a part of our creation and help us shape this brave new fishing world! All your feedback and opinions count and can make a real difference. Together we will turn Fishing Planet into a Universe of angling excitement and bring this wonderful hobby (perhaps even way of life) to the masses!”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“Our main priority is to ensure uncompromised realism of the fishing experience combined with a fun and exciting gameplay, so we intend to use Early Access to polish everything out by fixing any bugs and introducing new features with the help of your feedback. That should take us approximately four months, with a full release planned for November 2015.”

How is the full version planned to differ from the Early Access version?

“While in Early Access, we plan to introduce a number of features to the full version of the game, including:

  • Multiplayer action – online tournaments with personal and team scores, clubs and series.

  • Quests

  • Kayaks and Boats

  • Huge real-life lakes

  • 10+ fish species

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“Currently the game boasts following features:

  • 32 game fish species, each with its unique behaviors and AI;

  • 7 scenic North American waterways with multiple locations, various climatic conditions, bottom terrains and vegetation;

  • Thousands of tackle combinations available in the game shop. Each with unique physical and hydrodynamic properties; About 300 various tackle and equipment items in our game tackle stores.

  • Superb dynamic water graphics with ripples and surface that changes depending on wind, current and depth;

  • Weather – day/night cycle, change of seasons, different weather conditions (rain, fog, bright sunshine);

  • Achievements, leader-boards and player top lists.

Will the game be priced differently during and after Early Access?

“The game will stay Free to Play but the starter-packs and in-game purchases will cost less in Early Access, in comparison to the final full-version retail prices.”

How are you planning on involving the Community in your development process?

“We will have an intense and fruitful Forum interaction between the development team and the Community as well as weekly Twitch Q&A sessions that help us gather ideas, feedback, and any possible bug issues.
We perceive the Fishing Planets Early Access community as one big family that is helping us shape the game’s evolution and prioritize the development process by giving their votes in support of certain features and ideas. Together we're making this game to let everyone enjoy the excitement of fishing anywhere and anytime!
Join us in our Fishing Planet universe!

Tight Lines!”
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June 21

MINOR HOTFIX UPDATE INCOMING!

Hey!

As we have released the debugging tools we have received additional info about minor issues and fixed them right away!

A very short server reboot needed.

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June 21

BUGFIX UPDATE 0.4.2 AVAILABLE

Hey there! We do our best to constantly improve Fishing Planet and your experience.

And today is no exception!


BUGS FIXED
  • Bug with catch-release window fixed
  • Bug when cutting the line fixed
  • Steam interaction optimisation
  • Additional debug tools implemented


P.S.
We are going to enable the last weeks what's new window on start-up to help new players get info about competitions.

Tight Lines!

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About This Game

Fishing Planet is a unique and highly realistic online first-person multiplayer fishing simulator developed by avid fishing enthusiasts for anglers to bring you the full thrill of actual angling! Choose your lures, make your trophy catches, discover new possibilities and sharpen your real angling skills anywhere, anytime with your friends!

The game is FREE to play and just a download away!

Aside from a rare few, there were no decent fishing games created over the whole 30-year history of game development. And not a single one in recent years! Don’t we anglers deserve better than that?

Fishing Planet decided to set this historic injustice right and finally make a game that fishing enthusiasts were waiting for all these years! And according to our Beta Testers, we hit the mark!

Fishing Planet isn’t just another game about fishing. Stunning eye-candy graphics, superb hydro and aerodynamics, realistic tackle behavior and damage based on actual simulation physics and, most importantly, fish with artificial intelligence for completely lifelike behavior make this a true-to-life fishing simulator that can help you improve your actual angling skills!

The combination of unique graphics, realistic game physics and sophisticated AI will bring the realistic world of fishing directly to your computer screen!

Key features:

  • 32+ species of fish, each with its unique behavior and AI.

  • 7 scenic waterways with multiple locations, various climatic conditions, bottom terrains and vegetation.

  • Thousands of tackle combinations with unique physical and hydrodynamic properties.

  • Superb dynamic water graphics with ripples and surface that changes depending on wind, current and depth.

  • Weather – day/night alternation, change of seasons, different weather conditions (rain, fog, bright sunshine)

  • Multiplayer capacity – online tournaments with personal and team scores, system of achievements, leader boards and top-player lists.

What makes us different:

  • Complex AI system for fish behavior that correlates with seasonal and climatic change, time of day, speed of water current, bottom contour and type (color and structure), water and air temperature, wind, etc. Biting/striking reactions for each fish species are completely realistic and natural as well as specifics of lure attacks.

  • Photorealistic graphics – using latest high-end tools for ultimate photo-realism: photogrammetry, all waterways are based on real location.

  • Unique system of game physics and realistic tackle damage – rods, lines and reels break according to their actual individual characteristics. Realistic aero and hydrodynamic environment for lures and retrieves.

  • Dynamic water graphics – splashes, waves and ripples on the water create a fully realistic fishing atmosphere.

  • Weather – change of conditions depending on location, season and time of day. Possibility of sudden rain or sunshine breaking through the clouds.

  • Tournaments and fishing duels – created based on world’s most popular fishing competitions.

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8, 10 (x64 x86), Mac OS X (x64 x86)
    • Processor: Dual-Core 2.4 Ghz
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Graphics Card Intel HD4600 or higher
    • DirectX: Version 9.0
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 7 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: External mouse required
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows 7,8,10 x64, Mac OS X
    • Processor: Quad-Core 3.0 GHz
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Graphics Card with 2 GB Video RAM: Nvidia Geforce GTX 660 or equivalent
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 7 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: External mouse required
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Recent:
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michaelhatley77
( 0.2 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: June 23
my compter sucks so i cannot play! i love fishing games but not ones i cannot play.
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LGON
( 0.1 hrs on record )
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Posted: June 23
i have quite a bit of experience on this game and i can tell you that the graphics and realism of the game are outstanding. and its free. must buy
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NAX
( 0.3 hrs on record )
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Posted: June 22
Game looks good but I can only sign in the join button is locked anyone know why?
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Big Sexy Bear
( 0.4 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: June 22
Says it supports vr, no vive controller support lol. Uninstall this crap.
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Nickcutes
( 2.7 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: June 22
good
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⎛⎝Atomic Spark⎠⎞
( 0.8 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: June 22
Well animated
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dierockzahpwnz0r
( 0.3 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: June 22
it crashes way too much. I couldnt get past the tutorial
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lolstuck #LC
( 0.4 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: June 21
I am a nig nog and i love fishin. 10/10
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BarkingFlame
( 43.9 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: June 21
Great game
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cory.rowan49
( 4.4 hrs on record )
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Posted: June 21
it is a fun fishing game that isn't a time bust i played it a little bit and liked it so that's why i reccomend this game
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
122 of 211 people (58%) found this review helpful
16 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
842.8 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: May 25
If you want to be able to post any comments about the game that might be negative based upon over 700 hours of playtime.. I would not recommend it... I was banned from the forums for making comments that are not nearly as negative as others in this game. The reason given was that .. "my opinions do matter".. even though i claim they do not.. WEll if they do matter... then i would not be banned.. But I am. Of course, as one player said... we should be happy to be able to speak at all.. bc in some places people are punished for this.. especially Women.... well i can understand now. It is very sad that as a player that has purchased almost every possible DLC, in further support of development of the game.. of a development team that has grown by money paid by people such as me, from 5 to 20 members, would ban a player for making comments negative. I have played more than 700 hours in this game... and i can't comment about anything. The game could be great, if they actually allowed people who have played to make comments, if they actually decided also to update the community in steam about progress... where the game is based. However, they don't update you in steam either.. none of this development team believes it is important to update the community in the forums of steam. Instead you have to go to a radio show on twitch if you want to find out any information one that lasts hours.. or, also, if you would like to participate in the beta of this early access game. This is very sad given that it is dedicated players like myself who would like to see this game succeed... They should think about how they treat customers. They allow moderators... not even in development, to close threads of discussions as they see fit, and to ban permanently members who have been loyal customers. It is hard to say i do not recommend this game but my feelings about these issues seems every day more to cloud my opinion...I still love to fish.. and it can be a very nice fishing simulator.. too bad the team making this game does not think more of their customers.
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10 of 14 people (71%) found this review helpful
Recommended
94.1 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: June 10
As a professionnal Bass fisher man,I totally recommend this game if your a real fisherman or if you want to learn a little bit about it.Its a game that you can play in winter even in summer when you want to go fishing but the conditions are bad you just have to go play fishing planet of your pc.Have fun and i hope you catch a monster.Its the most realistic fishing game i have ever played.This game make the ultimate combo with the hunter for people who love nature as i do.
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11 of 16 people (69%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
66.2 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: June 8
I'm hooked! Relaxing and fun game that has many fish types that require different strategies and equipment to catch.

This is the fishing game I've been waiting for. No more sega crap bass masters. This game is the real deal.

Steam guides will help you if you are having troubles finding a hot spot too. Fun to compare your fish with your friends too.

Many features to still come!

9/10
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11 of 16 people (69%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
583.9 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: June 18
Be ready for the ban without reason and explanations. The game has bad anti cheat system. Lightweight hand they give players a ban. Unacceptable.
After two days waiting for answer with no lucky i have to write bad review and uinstalled this product.
Reading the forums I noticed how the creators treat their customers and I'm not the only one with a ban for no reason.
I strongly do not recommend.
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13 of 20 people (65%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Recommended
960.9 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: May 28
Love the game. Graphics and playability is excellent
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39 of 70 people (56%) found this review helpful
5 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
1.0 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: June 2
Listed as Vive support and Multiplayer.

no Vive support.. No multiplayer...

If you have to lie to get people to download, you should probably be in another business.
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10 of 15 people (67%) found this review helpful
5 people found this review funny
Recommended
95.3 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: June 4
This is one of the best games i have ever played. From everything from the in-depth progression system to the application of knowledge this game is very good. Captures the thrill of fishing perfectly.
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11 of 17 people (65%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
344.8 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: June 17
I hope someone there realizes in this game it is impossible to reel up slack in line as you would in real life. Most importantly fish hooks have barbs! a nice size carp swimming toward or away from me caught on a pea has no chance of disloging a hook. But yet it does. Will I be forced to do that ridiculous 'pole pumping' technique in game that is totally unrealistic in real life fishing? I'm a long time experienced player that has supported fishing planet. This never used to happen before the big changes. What it tells me is i have to use an unrealistic 'pole pumping' that is nowhere near real life fishing and geared more toward cheat and win. To developers: I loved this game so much in past but after i recently returned it's just plain bad for reeling in fish. I avoided the 'pole pumping' back then and still did very well. I played today for first time in many months and like the changes in general except for the one i described that ruins the game for me. Please fix this. I'll hold off on subscribing again till it is reasonably fixed. Thanks. This is not to cause problems but meant to enact solutions that can be made fairly easily. Good luck all. i would have recommened game but till this problem is fixed I have to give a thumbs down for now.
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6 of 9 people (67%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
596.0 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: June 13
Haven't enjoyed myself so much in a very long time. Would definitely recommend this game to everybody. Keeps you interested and time flies when you play. Keep it up guys, you are creating a legend.
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7 of 11 people (64%) found this review helpful
5 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
0.1 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: June 18
Multiplayer is a lie
More like a chat room
Couldn't drown myself either
2/10
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