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DevLog

DevLog #1 – Week 34 – 2014

This week we wrote up a compiler so we can calculate the height and shading data from a large file, then split it up into smaller files so the game doesn’t have to use up as much memory. That way, we can just have the map data be included files so the game doesn’t have to do any extra work. We have a simple framework in place, but we have to work on decoding the bitmaps more before it works 100%.

After we have a small test area successfully compiled, we should be able to finish up the terrain and have everything should looking pretty nice after that.

We also finished the new art for the first fishing boat and animation for the crew. We also started to work on the graphics for the new user interface and its layout.

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About Fishing: Barents Sea

Fishing: Barents Sea is a game/simulator about industrial fishing coming for PC! Experience life as a fishboat captain, starting out with a small boat inherited from your grandfather, earn money doing fishing with longline, net or trawl, buy upgrades, bigger and better fishing boats like trawlers + alot more. Make your grandfather proud!

Discover an open world environment around Hammerfest in northern Norway, maneuver your boat around the map to find the best fishing spots using your fish sonar, radar and GPS. Visit various ports, hire crew or apply for missions, enter dock to repair or upgrade your boat, go to bank for a loan or to the shop to buy supplies.

Using various fishing tools to catch fish, will be simple to learn but difficult to master.

Experience an atmospheric and realistic gameworld, with day and night cycle, seasonal effects, advanced resource and weather system. Everything is calculated from real maps, real boats, real fishes inluding age, breeding areas, depth, fish quotas and much more.

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Key Features

  • Explore – Discover a huge open world map over northern Norway, visit real ports and locations. Uncover various fishing locations and secrets.
  • Handcrafted – 5 entirely handcrafted and authentic fishing boats to drive and explore.
  • Atmosphere – Experience the majestic and untouched nature around northernmost town Hammerfest and gateway to Barents Sea, with midnight sun at summer, cold and dark winters with northern lights.
  • Industrial Fishing – Learn about industrial fishing, using various fishing methods like long-line, yarn, not and trawl.
  • Customization – Buy new parts, customize, buy fish quotas, upgrade engine and storage space on your boat.
  • Adventure – Start with the smallest fishing boat inherited from your grandfather, go fishing, earn money and build yourself up to buy a big trawler. Make your grandfather proud!
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FAQ

Q: When will the game be released and on what platforms can I play it?
A: The release date is currently not set, but it will be released during 2017! We won’t release the game until it’s the game we want, and we’ve decided to refrain from giving further estimates and keep it as TBA until close to release in order to avoid disappointing our fans!

As of now, it will be for the PC/Steam only.

Q: Will the game be on Steam?
A: Yes, our game will be available on Steam when its released.

Q: Will there be multiplayer?
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No, this release will only be singleplayer.

Q: What is this game made in?
A: The game is created using Unreal Engine 4 and C++. All the graphics are made in Photoshop, Blender, Substance Painter, ZBrush and 3D Studio Max.

Q: Who are you guys and how long have you been working on this?
A: We are a indie game developer based in Norway with several collaborators around the world. We have been working on this game since summer of 2013.

Q: Can I help?
A: All our positions are currently filled!

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