Heads up: Ridiculous Fishing is in submission. Creator Vlambeer still hasn't announced a firm release date yet, but it'll definitely be in your hands pretty soon.

We're bringing this up because Vlambeer just wrote an awesome blog post about the game's journey to iPad and iPhone and all the work, the controversy, and more work that it took to make this port possible. Here's a snippet from the article:

We almost killed the project, but we couldn’t give up on it either. So it lingered and lingered in the back of our head. We spoke about the dangers of cloning at conferences, we gave interviews to newspapers and television. Ridiculous Fishing wasn’t moving forward, but it was always there. It wouldn’t be an exaggeration to say that Ridiculous Fishing nearly ended Vlambeer.

As you'd expect, a lot of the reason why Ridiculous Fishing has taken so long to get to iOS stemmed from the Radical Fishing cloning controversy. Vlambeer is ready move on from that subject, though:

So, this is it. No more talking about clones: Ridiculous Fishing is something we’re too proud of to be discussing its value in terms of another game. It’s time to focus on what we made: Ridiculous Fishing has been submitted. We’ll be back with more news as soon as Apple approves the game.

Give that a read if you've ever wondered how hard it is to bring a game to market. These guys took a lot of risks to get Ridiculous Fishing this far. The good news is that it's an awesome game. We'll be bringing you a lot of content about this thing as it gets closer to release.

[via Vlambeer]

  • Playpunk

    So vlambeer's game is cloned and it's all anyone can talk about, but when vlambeer clone a game it's "next subject?"

    • Mrwubbs

      What are u talking about? What game did they clone?

      • Playpunk

        Whoops! Wrong direction. I see they were cloned again, my mistake.

    • Maniacfive

      Are you using one of those comment generators that just pull random words together in the hope of hitting the mark with something related?

    • http://twitter.com/Vlambeer Vlambeer

      We've been afraid for quite a while that on release, people might think we cloned the clone. We hope that we can count on your support in letting people know that Ridiculous Fishing is the original and in the meanwhile, we are really grateful for your stance against cloning!

      • Jazzpha

        Considering how unanimous the gaming media outcry was in your favor during the original mess, I think it's safe to say they'll all still be in your corner. I'd be surprised if they didn't start off every review pointing out how Gamenauts tried to pull one over on you guys.

        But yeah, I'll definitely still be putting the word out to as many people as I can. This game looks awesome, and totally worth the wait!

      • http://twitter.com/Vlambeer Vlambeer

        We hope Apple will let us know whether we passed submission soon. Thanks so much! <3

      • m44

        I loved Radical Fishing, and I can't wait for this game! :)

      • http://twitter.com/Vlambeer Vlambeer

        Neither can we. It took such a long time, but we're so super proud of pulling through and we think that if you liked Radical Fishing, you'll love the new game. If you didn't like Radical Fishing, we think there's enough in the new game to make you like the new game a lot anyway!

      • Tatiana

        It's a brilliant game. Congratulations. Have been spreading the word amongst my friends.

      • Mrwubbs

        Are you going to release a trailer for the game soon?

      • http://twitter.com/Vlambeer Vlambeer

        Absolutely. We're working with someone we've worked with a lot for our trailers - and if you know who that is - you know you should probably look forward to it!

      • http://twitter.com/try2bcool69 Jay G

        I would be disappointed if it's not Sanuku.

  • Stustaff

    What are you talking about?

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1004445782 Gabe Santos

    @playpunk i suggest you read the article on the vlambeer website.

  • kampongkid

    i hope this means luftrauser isn't far off!