Fish Simulator X

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Distracted Fish 25 Points

Complete the Bubble Challenge

Not-Very-Good-At-Dying Fish 25 Points

Complete the Survival Challenge

Well-fed Fish 25 Points

Complete the Food Challenge

Secret Medal ????? Points

Unlock this medal to learn its secrets!

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EDIT: v1.1 is up. It includes the ability to catch enemy fish with the net (to get some points and a breather for a couple seconds), NG medals (if this new system works like I think it does), and incorporates a second background track into the game. It does NOT incorporate the new mode spoken about in the audio description for Your Violent Fishy Doom. That comes later. Maybe.

This is my Ludum Dare 23 entry! The theme was Tiny World, and just as Miyamoto gets his ideas from real life, I got Fish Simulator X from having a fishtank in my dorm, and perhaps not being the BEST fishkeeper ever (although definitely not as bad as the game might suggest).

And for those not in the know: Ludum Dare is a game jam. A game jam is where you design a game in a small amount of time. In this case, 48 hours.

Anyway, this is the first Jam I participated in where I had to work alone. So everything above was coded, drawn, designed, and composed by me. And I think I exceeded my expectations (mainly in the music and art departments).

In FIsh Simulator X, live the life of a very unlucky fish as he tries to survive against the forces of a horrible fishkeeper and an ever-expanding school of hungry predator fish.

Thanks goes out to those who gave me advice/feedback at the woefully underattended Columbus meetup location for Ludum Dare.

Also, NG does not allow me to go over a height of 700 - the actual height of the flash is 750.

LD page with downloads and source code: http://www.ludumdare.com/compo/ludum-dare-23/?action=preview&uid=6958


this game is kinda lame and there is no way to get rid of the enemy fish!

Really liked the game but how on earth do you get any medals!

bcdefg123 responds:

Very carefully. They all have a certain degree of difficulty to them. The unlock conditions for all medals except the secret one are on the main screen, plus the NG medals tab. If the medals are BROKEN, on the other hand, then PM me. - Brian


bcdefg123 responds:

Focus on the other three medals first. Then the last one should be a piece of cake. - Brian

feel like 5 years old xD
i don´t know why... but i like this game :D
but it needs more features :I

Maybe I'm just a weird-o, but I really enjoyed the child-like feeling that the graphics gave to me.
Thought the music was appropriate and entertaining, but would have liked a mute feature.

Being a netbook user, I found that the tall format of the game caused the top, say, 150px to be cut off. That sucks, but I know my laptop is a teeny weeny one.

Overall good job for such a quick project!

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bcdefg123 responds:

Thanks for the review! Sorry about the game size, I made it that way because my real-life fishtank's also tall like that. I didn't really consider other sizes at the time :P

As for a mute feature, there actually is one. There's a button in that 150px that was cut off.

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2.03 / 5.00

Apr 22, 2012
8:38 PM EDT
Skill - Avoid