Ice Lakes is a modern ice fishing simulator with different single and multiplayer game modes and sandbox approach to wintertime fishing. Use and customize wide selection of fishing gear and learn how changing season, bottom topology, time of day and weather conditions affects fish behavior.
Recent Reviews:
Very Positive (87) - 88% of the 87 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Very Positive (565) - 84% of the 565 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date:
Apr 19, 2016

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January 6

Ice Lakes - January Update

This update adds several online features into the game that we think are valuable additions for the Ice lakes community.

Top 3 News Feed
In the main menu you can now see the top 3 records of the day and the top 3 of the month. In the main menu there is a news feed that tells the weight, species and the player who has caught the three of the biggest fish.

Invite Friends
Now you can invite your friends into your online games using Steam's own invite player functionality. Just open the Steam friends list and invite one of your friends into the game. After accepting the invite the game starts and automatically joins the server. Remember that ports are still required to be open for the host router.

Other Updates
  • Fixed missing items/money bug. Now items or coins should not get lost.
  • Updated Russian localization to improved version.
  • Server Browser is limited to show only servers using the same version of the game.

This was a smaller update, but new big things are coming. In the future updates there are a ton of new cool things we will be adding. This means all sorts of new jigs, baits, lures as well as new maps and new fish species. Also the character customization will go through a complete overhaul so that everyone can customize their own character in completely new ways. Soon is also a time for the Lunar New Year, which will be celebrated in the game.
Finally, we have ideas of a completely new game mode that would really change the way how the game is played. More information about these in the coming months. Until then, keep on fishing!
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December 13, 2017

Ice Lakes - China Update

Today we see a dragon rising when the new China update rolls out with tons of new content and localizations.

In addition to other content there are also three new languages available. Chinese, Japanese and also Russian. Note that tutorial texts are still in English, but the missing texts are updated in a couple of days.

Three new fish species are introduced. They are Common Carp, Bighead Carp and Koi. All of these can grow very big, so trying to catch these is great fun for those who want to get the biggest fishes in the game. Koi fish are very rare and can be caught only from the new maps, so catching Koi is a treat for those up to the challenge.

Two new China themed maps which are located in an awe-inspiring mountain scenery. Dragon Mountains is an idyllic landscape around a small mountain lake. Great Chinese Garden is a really majestic garden map with beautiful buildings and deep waters.

There are five new fishing rods that come with this update. Two heavy rods, two medium rods and one ultralight rod. They look really cool and they have slightly updated features compared to the older ones.

For longer game sessions there is a new tournament based on the new maps.

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“There is a f***ing bear. It looks f***ing hilarious.”

“I am not a fan of fishing but I found Ice Lakes to be a wonderful experience”
10/10 – GameGrin

“Ice Lakes is a must have for every fisherman”
4/5 – Dome

About This Game

Ice Lakes is an ultimate ice fishing game with a sandbox approach to wintertime fishing. Rare subject, stunning graphics, realistic physics, fish behavior system, wide selection of fishing gear, single and multiplayer with different game modes in the various locations around the world, changing season, day time and weather conditions that also affect fish behavior makes Ice Lakes the ultimate ice fishing simulator. What makes this a unique fishing game are features like fish fights, VR support, fishing locations and species around the world, which no other ice fishing game has! The game can be played both with or without VR system.

Game Features

  • Single player
  • Multiplayer up to 32 players (Online and LAN)
  • Dedicated servers (alpha version)
  • 32 fish species
  • 21 open world maps
  • 17 competition modes
  • 18 tournaments
  • Fish fights
  • Extensive statistics about everything
  • Character customization
  • Rod movement. Lure the fish to take a bait by rod movement
  • Changing weather and time of day
  • Change of seasons (fall, winter, spring)
  • Fish behavior engine. A fish AI and swarm system controlling each species
  • Fishing equipment. Learn and master the use of dozens of jigs, rods, augers, baits and lures
  • Online leaderboards
  • VR Support

Game Description

In this game players can roam freely in the beautiful open world maps and explore river, pond and lake locations in diverse environments. Dare to go deeper into the wild where no fisherman has gone before and find the biggest catches. All maps are playable both in single player and multiplayer modes.

Finding the best fishing spots by learning the depth maps and bottom topology of each location is fun, but requires patience and dedication. Nothing wins the expectation of finding the best location or catching the biggest fish from each lake.

The real excitement starts when it is time to throw fishing lines into the water and start fishing! The right equipment for right conditions are as essential as is mastering the location. The realistic fish behavior system, fish AI and fish swarms for almost 30 fish species makes this game a lifelike fishing experience. Fishing gear can be chosen from a wide selection of different jigs, rods, augers and baits. A perfect combination of equipment for different species depends on the season, but especially weather and daytime conditions. Controlling a rod and a jig in the water in a right way and at the right depth in Ice Lakes is a skill of its own. Rod and jig physics guarantees that fish react authentically to player's actions.

Fishing independently without time limits or competitors makes Ice Lakes a relaxing game to play and tune your fishing skills in the comfort of your home. On the other hand, lengthy tournaments and very customizable single competitions will test the player's skills and knowledge, but will reward them with new equipment and limitless fame.

Future development

After the release the development of Ice Lakes will continue and is improved based on the wishes of the community. Moreover, the game will get free content updates including more maps, game modes, fish species, equipment and more.

System Requirements

Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    • OS: Windows XP SP2+
    • Processor: 2.0 GHz
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Nvidia Geforce 7800 GT or better
    • DirectX: Version 9.0
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
    • OS: Mac OS X 10.8+
    • Processor: 1.7 GHz
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Intel HD 3000 or better
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
    • OS: Ubuntu 12.04+
    • Processor: 2.0 GHz
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Nvidia Geforce 7800 GT or better
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
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