I Played: Ridiculous Fishing

Ridiculous Fishing - Now on Android

Ridiculous Fishing is by no means a new game. From humble beginnings as a flash game by the name of Radical Fishing, the game eventually came to iOS, and has just recently (like, yesterday) debuted on Android. I picked it up in the Humble Mobile Bundle and I’ve played it for about an hour now. Here’s what I think of it so far

The game plays in three basic phases: Fishing, Shooting, and Shopping.

As you cast your reel out you want to avoid any fishies you see on the way down. As soon as you get a bite, you’ll start to reel whatever you have caught in. You’ll want to try to sink the lure as deep as possible to allow you to catch as many fish as you can on the way back up. Once you’ve hooked a fish and start to ascend again, you’ll want to start hitting as many fish (avoiding the jellyfish) and make your way back up to the surface.

At the surface, you fling the lure up into the air, launching everything you’ve hooked skyward. This is when you pull out your gun and start shooting all of the fish! You start out with a simple pistol, but can purchase bigger and badder weapons in the game’s shop.

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Humble Mobile Bundle 3

The Humble Mobile Bundle 3

The Humble Mobile Bundle 3 is here! For the next 14 days you can take part in this pay-what-you-want sale on a bundle of Android games. The Mobile Bundle 3 includes EPOCH, rymdkapsel, SpellTower, and Swordigo, and if you pay more than the average (generally around $5) you’ll also get Ridiculous Fishing and Kingdom Rush.

Both Swordigo and Ridiculous Fishing are seeing their debut on the Android platform with this bundle, so pick them up while you can! As with any other Humble Bundle, each purchase supports the Child’s Play Charity and the Electronic Frontier Foundation, as well as the devs who make the game. If you’ve never bought a bundle from the Humble folks before (and own an Android smartphone) now’s your chance to pick up a bunch of cool games and help out a couple of great causes.

Humble Mobile Bundle 3


BONUS:

As a reminder, the Humble Store is still doing daily deals, and today only you can pick up Hotline Miami for $2.49, Awesomenauts for $3.49, and Super Meat Boy for $2.49. TowerFall is also on sale for $9.99, but keep in mind that this is the Ouya version of the game.

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Lessons Learned from Skyrim

Please Stand By

The internet has been abuzz with rumors of a possible Fallout 4 announcement by Bethesda coming up in December. It’s been two years since their last big release (Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim) and over five years since Fallout 3 came out, and fans are eagerly awaiting news of the latest game in the Fallout series.

With all of the excitement over a new Fallout game, I’ve been thinking more and more about Skyrim’s release. There’s a lot to be learned from Skyrim, both good and bad, and I’d like to share some of my thoughts on what lessons I hope that Bethesda has learned from Skyrim, and what we can hope to carry over to the Fallout universe.

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The Humble Store is now Open!

The Humble Store

The people behind the Humble Bundle are taking a stab at a more conventional method of selling games with the new Humble Store. Unlike the previous ‘pay-what-you-want’ Humble Bundles, the new Store is much like any other online game distributor, with the added bonus that 10% of all the proceeds are divided among the American Red Cross, Child’s Play, Electronic Frontier Foundation, World Land Trust and charity:water.

Also unlike previous Humble Bundles, the Store is permanent, and as part of the store’s debut the folks at Humble are running daily sales on new games added to the Store. The Day 1 lineup included Don’t Starve, Natural Selection II, Euro Truck Simulator 2, The Swapper, Prison Architect, Rogue Legacy, Chivalry: Medieval Warfare, Orcs Must Die! 2 and Gunpoint. The second day of deals includes Guild Wars 2, Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon, Papers, Please, Dust: An Elysian Tale, Planetary Annihilation, Alan Wake + American Nightmare, Antechamber, Blade Symphony, and Receiver.

All games are on sale for between 50% and 75% off for the first 24 hours they are available. My Day 2 picks would be Blood Dragon for $5, Papers Please for $6, and Antichamber for $6. New games appear to be added to the store every day at 2pm EST, which is also when the sales on the previous day’s games will end, so keep an eye out on the Humble Store page as well follow @humble on twitter for updates on each day’s sales.