It seems we're going to see a lot more fishing games coming in the near future, and Freeverse sent us a preview video of their upcoming Flick Fishing game.

Players will be able to cast their line by either using a forward casting motion with their iPhone, or by flicking upward on the screen with their finger. They can move their pole around by tilting their iPhone, and reel in the line by using a circular motion on the screen.

There will be 6 fishing locations, including "Waves of Doom", where you are on a deep-sea fishing boat in the middle of a storm.

A high quality QuickTime movie is available (.mov) or you can watch the embedded YouTube video:

Freeverse hopes to release the game in the first week of November, and will be next installment of their Flick Sports series.

 
  • Barry Ward (aka wastedyuthe)

    Wow, this looks great. There was a time we had no fishing games, and me and my mate (who is a fisherman) was saying how suitable the Touch is for a fishing game. Now we will have several to choose from (apart from iFish, which pale's in comparison to the rest now). They all look good in different ways. Can't wait for this one.

  • Barry Ward (aka wastedyuthe)

    Wow, this looks great. There was a time we had no fishing games, and me and my mate (who is a fisherman) was saying how suitable the Touch is for a fishing game. Now we will have several to choose from (apart from iFish, which pale's in comparison to the rest now). They all look good in different ways. Can't wait for this one.

  • Brian

    This one really caught my eye. Still, not sure how fun these will be. At first glance this one has amazing animated backdrops that really pull you in, incredible atmosphere. But then from the vid, what I'd guess is the best part never happens, seeing you reel up that fish out of the water. Instead the whole atmosphere is destroyed by a sudden jarring change to a fish on a background.

  • Brian

    This one really caught my eye. Still, not sure how fun these will be. At first glance this one has amazing animated backdrops that really pull you in, incredible atmosphere. But then from the vid, what I'd guess is the best part never happens, seeing you reel up that fish out of the water. Instead the whole atmosphere is destroyed by a sudden jarring change to a fish on a background.

  • Barry Ward (aka wastedyuthe)

    You're right Brian, I never noticed. iFishing does do this, and it looks very good. However that one hasn't got animated backdrops/water from what I remember from the video. We could do with getting all the best bits from each app and putting them all together to make the best one.

  • Barry Ward (aka wastedyuthe)

    You're right Brian, I never noticed. iFishing does do this, and it looks very good. However that one hasn't got animated backdrops/water from what I remember from the video. We could do with getting all the best bits from each app and putting them all together to make the best one.

  • Aaron

    Brian. one word you missed from the title there. Beta.

  • Aaron

    Brian. one word you missed from the title there. Beta.

  • rpgguy

    This has pretty graphics but I don't see any tournament mode or progression to keep people playing for very long. It also has saltwater fish. iFishing is freshwater only. iFishing is more of a simulation and it will be more realistic in almost all aspects of fishing, from where the fish hide, how they fight, what lures they prefer and how certain types of fish school. I put all my years of fishing experience into iFishing and wasn't just out to make arcade game to make a quick buck on the app store.

    At least these fishing games are all different.

  • rpgguy

    This has pretty graphics but I don't see any tournament mode or progression to keep people playing for very long. It also has saltwater fish. iFishing is freshwater only. iFishing is more of a simulation and it will be more realistic in almost all aspects of fishing, from where the fish hide, how they fight, what lures they prefer and how certain types of fish school. I put all my years of fishing experience into iFishing and wasn't just out to make arcade game to make a quick buck on the app store.

    At least these fishing games are all different.

  • Ryan

    I'm not much for fishing games, but the graphics on this one are kinda awesome. I might buy it just for that.

  • Ryan

    I'm not much for fishing games, but the graphics on this one are kinda awesome. I might buy it just for that.

  • stemilan0

    I don't like the fact of the "fish background" at the end, I hope they'll fix it.
    Great game though

  • stemilan0

    I don't like the fact of the "fish background" at the end, I hope they'll fix it.
    Great game though

  • Wolfgang

    it does seem like lots of developers are putting time and effort into flashy technical aspects of games, accelerometer, and so on...and then not really giving the customer a complete package. Whether that be the whole reeling in dynamic, fighting the fish, tournaments, etc. Things we've come to expect from like 20 years of fishing games on so many platforms.

    And then all these things are promised to come at a later time. A bit discouraging, this trend is. I've found that I'm really less and less willing to spend money on games lately for this very reason.

    Flick Bowling is a prime example of this race to get things up on the App store, A$AP.

  • Wolfgang

    it does seem like lots of developers are putting time and effort into flashy technical aspects of games, accelerometer, and so on...and then not really giving the customer a complete package. Whether that be the whole reeling in dynamic, fighting the fish, tournaments, etc. Things we've come to expect from like 20 years of fishing games on so many platforms.

    And then all these things are promised to come at a later time. A bit discouraging, this trend is. I've found that I'm really less and less willing to spend money on games lately for this very reason.

    Flick Bowling is a prime example of this race to get things up on the App store, A$AP.

  • Brian

    Well, even being Beta, I'd still make the comment about reeling the fish in as we don't know if that feature is final or not, so any feedback is good.

    And I agree with what others have said on a complete package, how games so far excel in one area, but fall flat in others. Sure, this one has flashy dynamic graphics, but where's the substance and achievement to keep it from becoming repetitive and shallow.

    Though, this is quite a different gaming platform and there's probably demand for simplistic fishing apps such as this. Example, look at Koi Pond, just fancy graphics and peaceful. This fishing app may have the same type of success for creating a rich graphical and peaceful experience that anyone can just jump in and play with little effort. Maybe as the market is saturated with these limited feature fishing games someone will take the genre one step further.

  • Brian

    Well, even being Beta, I'd still make the comment about reeling the fish in as we don't know if that feature is final or not, so any feedback is good.

    And I agree with what others have said on a complete package, how games so far excel in one area, but fall flat in others. Sure, this one has flashy dynamic graphics, but where's the substance and achievement to keep it from becoming repetitive and shallow.

    Though, this is quite a different gaming platform and there's probably demand for simplistic fishing apps such as this. Example, look at Koi Pond, just fancy graphics and peaceful. This fishing app may have the same type of success for creating a rich graphical and peaceful experience that anyone can just jump in and play with little effort. Maybe as the market is saturated with these limited feature fishing games someone will take the genre one step further.

  • Aaron

    yes, pretty valid on the feedback Brian. I can't reveal too much of what's in the game at the moment as that's NDA, but you can rest assured that the flashy graphics are backed up with proper gameplay and plenty of substance. You should be able to pick it up and play for a few minutes or sit down to some serious fishing and trying to catch a few of the ones that got away.

  • Aaron

    yes, pretty valid on the feedback Brian. I can't reveal too much of what's in the game at the moment as that's NDA, but you can rest assured that the flashy graphics are backed up with proper gameplay and plenty of substance. You should be able to pick it up and play for a few minutes or sit down to some serious fishing and trying to catch a few of the ones that got away.

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  • Brian A.

    Guys, Flick Fishing is now live in the App Store. We added a bunch of new features that were requested, including Tournaments, seeing the fish as it is pulled from the water, plus a couple easter eggs as well. It will be available for $0.99 for a limited time. Enjoy!

    http://freeverse.com/games/game/?id=4567

    Cheers,
    Brian A.
    Freeverse

  • Brian A.

    Guys, Flick Fishing is now live in the App Store. We added a bunch of new features that were requested, including Tournaments, seeing the fish as it is pulled from the water, plus a couple easter eggs as well. It will be available for $0.99 for a limited time. Enjoy!

    http://freeverse.com/games/game/?id=4567

    Cheers,
    Brian A.
    Freeverse

  • oraif

    i did not like this game