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Ridiculous Fishing, currently undergoing App Store approval, 'nearly ended Vlambeer'

A tale of redemption

Product: Ridiculous Fishing | Developer: aeiowu | Publisher: Vlambeer | Genre: Action, Arcade
For: iPhone   Also on: iPad
 
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After a long and fractured development, the iOS version of Vlambeer's Radical Fishing has been submitted to the App Store.

The imminent approval of the Super Crate Box developer's latest project, entitled Ridiculous Fishing - A Tale of Redemption, marks the end of somewhat painful journey for the Vlambeer team.

Cast off

Back in 2010, the Super Crate Box dev began to work on a port of its debut Flash game, Radical Fishing.

However, at the tail end of 2011, developer Gamenauts released a game called Ninja Fishing, a title openly "inspired" by Vlambeer's browser-based hit.

The game, featuring extreme fishing antics which were eerily similar to Radical Fishing, went on to chart in the App Store top 10.

According to Vlambeer's blog, the success of this "clone" of their debut hit took the wind out of the team's sails. In fact, in Vlambeer co-founder Rami Ismail's own words, the disappointment over the copycat situation "nearly ended Vlambeer".



Development on the iOS port - renamed Ridiculous Fishing - ground to a halt, and the team separated to work on other projects (including Spelltower, Gasketball, and Hundreds).

Now, however, following a post-PAX revitalisation effort and some intensive after-Christmas coding, Ridiculous Fishing - A Tale of Redemption is being checked over by Apple quality control bods in preparation for its imminent App Store launch.

We'll have more for you when the team confirms a release date. In the meantime, I'll leave with Vlambeer member Jan Willem Nijman's assurance (voiced in Control Magazine) that Ridiculous Fishing "is going to be fucking cool".

 

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James Gilmour 25 February 2013
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thetruthisoutthere | 15:12 - 25 February 2013
Still, looking forward to this game. Nice graphics, and from the original 'inventor'. Don;t see why it shouldn't get approved.

On the other way, also hope they're making an android version, as the 32GB iPhone is the only Apple product they I still have.
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thetruthisoutthere | 15:10 - 25 February 2013
"checked over by Apple quality control bods" - not sure that is what they do. The only thing they usually check for is that people don't submit apps that in any way do things their apps do, only better.
 
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