The Developers Diaries: New Fish and Waterways!
Filled with inspiration and driven by our passion for fishing, we’ve been working on a global update of our game for quite a long time now. Sparing no efforts, we’re dead set to give you a renewed Fishing Planet experience of the highest quality! And since our game is celebrating it’s third anniversary this August, we decided to share some developer inside scoop and give you guys an idea of the great wonders ahead: like the completely new European waterways, even more kinds of fish species, and a few other features you’re sure to love!;) So read on…
We’re finally adding a completely new region of the world to Fishing Planet - Europe! Now you’ll be able to enjoy fishing the many European waterways, complete with their own unique vibe, scenic surroundings, beautiful nature and all the realistic details inherent to the region!
The global map will be represented as a 3D globe.
We’ll be adding 10 new waterways in total, all scattered around different European countries. Now you can go on a real fishing adventure and travel to countries like the Czech Republic, Great Britain, Italy, Russia, the Netherlands, and a few other places that we’re keeping a secret for now!;) The first iteration of the new waterways will include 5 new rivers and lakes of the European region.
At this stage, we’ll be introducing waterways of:
The Czech Republic:
and Great Britain:
You’ll get the chance to indulge in meditative fishing on a delightfully serene little pond, amidst the charming Czech woods, or land a trophy fishing the wide canals in the Netherlands, surrounded by a mesmerizingly urbanistic landscape, or even fill up your keepnet on the boisterous Carp ponds of Great Britain. And that’s not even mentioning the inimitable dolce vita vibe of captivating Italian scenery, that you can enjoy along with fantastic sunsets and the fishing rod in hand!
Along with the European waterways, we’re introducing over 20 new fish species! Read on to find out more about some of the fish that’ll be added in the first iteration...
Czech Republic will be the place to go if you’re up to catching some savoury Tench, Prussian Carp and plenty of Common Roach.
You’ll love fishing in Italy, as the local waterways are well known for plentiful Asp, Common Barbel, Grayling and Carp.
And how about conquering the tricky Eel in the Netherlands?
Great Britain is sure to uplift your spirits as its waterways are abundant in Grass Carp. But what you’re bound to enjoy the most on this Foggy Albion, is the humongous Common Carp - big like you’ve never seen!;)
Russia will be the place to go if you’re up to hunting some Sterlet. But that’s only one of the countless species inhabiting the deep underwater kingdom of Akhtuba river, including Zander and Blue Bream.
Aside from all of the above, you guys are in for many more new kinds of fish, that will be quite a challenge to catch and will call for your best fishing skills!;)
But the introduction of new waterways means not only more species of fish, but also more opportunities!
Alongside the European region, we’re introducing …. feeder fishing, ta-da! Now you can enjoy bottom fishing with the aid of feeders to constantly attract more fish to your spot! Why are so many anglers hyped about feeder fishing, you might ask. Well, thing is, while the fish consumes some of the bait in the feeder, the rest of the bait gets spread around the bottom of that area, which efficiently attracts other fish, thus multiplying your chances of a good catch! This function is literally a gateway to new possibilities, substantially increasing the quantity and quality of your catches!
But even that’s not all.
For now on, you’ll no longer need to constantly switch between rods and lures, making the frustrating choice of what fish to catch first and what tackle to use. The multi-rod function will double your chances of a catch and let you enjoy a variety of fish hunting options! No more tough choices. From now on you can just set up a bunch of rods simultaneously and enjoy waiting for the bites.
Soon enough you’ll get a chance to experience all these updates firsthand and try them out yourself! However, such a massive update calls for great responsibility on our part. We want to make sure that everything functions like clockwork and give our full attention to even the smallest details. This means that we still have a big chunk of work ahead of us. And it’ll require at least a few months to do everything right. But trust us, it’s definitely worth the wait!;)
In the meantime, stay with us to keep track of the updates and… tight lines!;)