Fishing is an ancient and vaunted profession. Few things are as romantic and well-thought of as jobs which provide the raw ingredients for meals, and of those, few are genuinely dangerous. Fishing, then, is the best of all worlds. It takes patience, skill, knowledge, and the ability to leap into action at any moment should something go wrong with your boat in the middle of the ocean. It’s basically sea chess.
So it comes as little surprise that we have so many fishing games. Now, though, thanks to developer Eduardo Dal-Ri Faraco, we can experience the life of a fisherman… as an RPG. In Fisherman’s Horizon, you take control of a fisherman whose goal is to catch all of the different creatures that live in the waters of Mari-Mari. As you catch more and more fish, you’ll earn more and more money, which will allow you to buy better equipment, new characters, and new fishing spots. In other words, the more fish you catch, the more fish you’re able to catch. (And really, isn’t that video games in a nutshell?)
Fisherman’s Horizon features classic pixel graphics that look ripped straight out of the GameBoy Color era, and, naturally, a chiptune soundtrack. If it were any more retro, I’d have to be hiding under my covers with a flashlight to light my screen when I should have been sleeping.
Fisherman’s Horizon is available now on Android (no word yet on a Windows Phone or iOS release) for free. You can download it from the Google Play store here, and you can find out more about both the game and Eduardo Dal-Ri Faraco on his website.