Side-Quest 122. Gone Fishing

Hello and welcome to another Side-Quest episode of Talk This! It’s Dangerous to Podcast Alone! This week, we’re talking about fishing minigames! Could you fish in real life after doing enough fishing minigames? Probably not!

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The Topic

What is a fishing minigame? On that matter, what even is a minigame? What sorts of games include fishing minigames and why? How can developers use different kinds of fishing minigames to create different sorts of feelings in their players?

The Actual Discussion

We talk about our opinions on fishing minigames – which ones we like, which ones we don’t, which ones we have experience with, etc. Thanks to an interesting blog, we talk about how fishing games are sort of like lootboxes, psychologically. Finally, we try to brainstorm new implementations of fishing beyond what is usually done.

Enjoy the episode! Tell us what you think in the comments or on social media. Make sure to check out last week’s episode and look forward to next week’s where we’re talking about Warcraft and Warioware: Get It Together.

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