Tower defense! Fishing? Movable units?? 10-20 hours of gameplay! S, M, L, XL, XXL maps! 10.000+ fish in 100's of waves! 6 unique fishermen and 17 types of fish! 14 levels (tiny to GIGANTIC)! Bombs, Chainsaws, Machine Guns, Poisons, Tesla coils..! Yes, Fishing Maniacs has all that!
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May 1, 2018

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What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

“We want to bring this unique game, it's super fun game mechanic and very specific gameplay experience to the players as soon as possible.

We are confident that our core game mechanic is so extremely fun, that we believe the background "eye candy" will not be a significant factor that will deter our players from enjoying it.

Sure, it's nice to have beautiful special effects of blasts, explosions, etc., but it's all for nothing if the gameplay and fun experience aren't there.

We hope to have the support of the community to push us through this finale.

The "meat & potatoes" of the game are here, but the "salad" isn't yet.”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“Depending on the support of our players it will hopefully take us about 3 months.”

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

“1. We will add the Easy Mode (possibly name it "Relax Mode"), for people that just want to enjoy fishing at a slower pace.

2. We plan to add and integrate the Achievements. Two of the most important ones would be something in the vein of "Finished the Fishing Maniacs 1 - Hard mode!" and "Finished the Fishing Maniacs 1 Hard mode - Not a life Lost!"
Some other general and specific suggestions from the community would be very appreciated.

3. We plan on finding an expert on 2D animation special effects to help us improve on the looks of things like water, explosions, smoke, lightning...

4. We would like to form a small 2D animation team that will work on the 16 cut-scenes that we have planned. Yes he story is in the game now, via the "Story panels", but there is no room there to tell the story with all the details and characterization it has.

The original screenplay is massive, at 138 pages, and it's already finished, so that's a good thing. But basically this means we would have to have 138 minutes of animated cut scenes! Which is a lot! More than 2 hours of animation! However we plan to tackle this problem by using the cut-out style of animation in one of the many modern animation tools at our disposal.

The 7+ characters in this game have turned out to be pretty charming and fascinating in the script, and they have taken a life of their own, so it would be a shame not to try and show you guys their full story.

5. We would like to make Trading cards if that is something the community would like. We do have excellent art that is begging to be used for something like that.

6. We could add cloud save support so that players could have their save games Steam Cloud, if this is something the users want.”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“The gameplay and core game mechanics are fully here!

Hundreds of waves, and thousands of fish, await you in 14 maps, all ranging from small, to medium, to large and huge levels!”

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

“The game will be discounted at about 30-35% during Early Access, and we plan to raise the price either with every significant patch or after all the content planed for the full release is added.”

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

“By telling it how it is and taking in all the good advice possible.

We are pretty confident that the game is fun and exciting, but it doesn't mean there is no room for improvement. On the contrary, there always is, and that's why the community is here, to help us push this unique game to it's maximum.”
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June 25

Map size comparison - S,M,L,XL,XXL



This picture shows how big the later levels are. First ones are small - the latter ones are gigantic.

Don't expect 15 mini levels in this T.D. game. It has many innovations, and it's not a standard T.D. game.

On this picture you can see how much of a difference in size there is between level 1 and level 15.

There are 15 levels in the game, but not all of them are Small. This game is not like most of the Tower Defense games. Levels grow in size as the game progresses.

So in the beginning you have Small levels, but later they grow to be Large, Xtra Large, and then Xtra Xtra Large.

Of course, the game play time increases with level size. You start with levels that last for about 5 minutes, then go through 10 minutes, 15 minutes and 20 minutes levels, and then go to levels that last for about 30 minutes.
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June 20

Free HARD mode is live. Up to 20 hours of gameplay available now.



You can now choose to play the HARD mode of the game in addition to the NORMAL mode.

This is a completely free add on and it now doubles or triples the play time! Depending on how good of a player you are of course. ;)


Some levels will be really, really hard to complete, especially if you want to go for the perfect score (not loose a single life).

And yes, even we need to play some levels 4-5 times to complete them perfectly without a single life lost! ;)
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About This Game

Gameplay Info:

- 10-20 hours of gameplay - with Normal and Hard mode!

- S, M, L, XL, XXL sized MAPS!

- 10.000+ fish - in 100's of waves - across dozens of rivers!

- 14 levels - ranging from tiny to GIGANTIC!

- 6 distinct fishermen units - Jimbo, Herb, Ari, Billy, Lucy and Frank - each with 3 new upgrades per unit!

- 17 different types of fish - with 3 HUGE BOSSES - and 7 different auras around fish - that heal, shield, stun...

- 6 unique types of weapons - fishing rods, machine guns, bombs, poisons, Tesla coils...

- Game difficulty going from Easy to Hard with each passing level! As you progress and learn the rules, the levels are becoming harder!

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Story:

Meet Jimbo, Herb, Arizona, Billy, Lucy and Frank!

Fishing Maniacs is a story about these crazy cooks, a group of friends and family that get dragged into a very unusual situation when Chef Pier opens a Fish restaurant in a pristine wilderness nearby. The pressures of consumerism and greed push this fragile ecosystem to it's utter limits.

When Chef Pier was in trouble and needed fish for his restaurant, he begged old man Jambalaya to sell him some. But Jimbo couldn't catch enough fish, so he had to call his drunkard friend Herbert.
But it still wasn't enough, so Herb had to call his old buddy Dr. Arizona Jones.
And then Ari had to call his old army friend Billy the Bomber.
Who then had to call his ex-girlfriend Lucy.
And she then had to call that "very special someone", Dr. Frank.

So how will this story unfold?

Find out what will happen with this crazy crew of fishing maniacs by the end of "Chapter 1" of this story!


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Do you love fishing?

Do you love Tower Defense games?

How about guns? And dynamite, chainsaws, machine guns, Tesla Coils and other illegal weapons?


Then try this unique tower defense game which also incorporates some elements of RTS games, like movable units and bridge building for river crossings!

This game will require a lot of good tactical and strategic decisions on your side!

Your strategic thinking regarding the placement of your "fish-chasing" heroes on 14 very different levels, your tactical decisions regarding their precise movement, your money saving and money spending decisions at critical points in the levels, your memorization of many waves of fish on various levels, your hand eye coordination...

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows 7, or newer
    • Processor: 1 Ghz or faster
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: AMD Radeon HD 6000 Series
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows 7, or newer
    • Processor: 3 Ghz or faster
    • Memory: 6 GB RAM
    • Storage: 2 GB available space

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