Jimquisition: Jimquisition Awards 2013 - Ridiculous Fishing

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This game looks quite addictive, like those old games in which you have to dig through a mine with a hook to pull in ore.

Well congratulations Ridiculous Fishing, the ridiculous entry to the awards.
 

Jimothy Sterling

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I guess you could say that Jim has...



cast out high production values.[footnote]I apologize and I'll never open my mouth ever again now.[/footnote]
 

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Another great thing about this game is that it costs like 2 quid. Bargain!
Not sure it would make my GOTY list but certainly a fun game. Not enough people take mobile games seriously enough, so it's good to see one get the recognition it deserves. personaly i played telltale's walking dead on iOS and loved it, but there are a lot of shovelware titles on the appstore.It can be hard to find the diamonds in a mountain of shit.
 

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...I cannot say I was expecting that. I have to go look this game up now.

My prediction for the final two games, The Last of Us and Saints Row IV (Calling it now folks).
 

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Man, super hexagon was among the most frustrating games I've ever played. Not a bad game, mind you, but it sure gets the blood boiling.
 

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I hope that Jimmy boy will have Metro Last Light as one of the next two games. Best FPS this year. It deserv to be mention.
 

SilverUchiha

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I'm predicting Killzone and Saints Row in the final two spots. Looking forward to seeing whatever it is he's picking though.
 

Sigmund Av Volsung

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Would be more surprising if the escapist URL didn't spoil it.

It's good that Vlaimbeer got recognition though, those guys work hard enough as is, without dickheads cloning their games wholesale and selling them alongside Vlaimbeer's material.
 

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... I feel certain that I played a browser based version of this game about 3 years ago (I know it was about 3 years because that's back when I had enough downtime at work to still play browser games).

*Runs to Wikipedia*

Ah, I did. Because they sold the adobe flash version of the game in 2010:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ridiculous_Fishing

"The company sold the Flash game to a browser games website in 2010 but kept the rights to produce an iOS version, which they would call Ridiculous Fishing.[2] They began production on the iOS version on December 7, 2010, with the intention of a "2012/2013 equivalent" of the original.[3]"

http://www.bored.com/game/play/150995/

Interesting. They made a lot of graphical improvements but it's still the same game at the core. I'm glad they're doing so well.
 

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MarsAtlas said:
I guess you could say that Jim has...



cast out high production values.
One more pun from you and you'll be sleeping with the fishes.

OT: That actually looks... really addictive.
 

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Akichi Daikashima said:
Would be more surprising if the escapist URL didn't spoil it.
Would you prefer last year when he totally gave away what the next award would be at the end of the episode?
 

Sigmund Av Volsung

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MarsAtlas said:
Akichi Daikashima said:
Would be more surprising if the escapist URL didn't spoil it.
Would you prefer last year when he totally gave away what the next award would be at the end of the episode?
This might be a tad embarrassing, but I never correctly guessed what the next game was going to be.
 

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Akichi Daikashima said:
MarsAtlas said:
Akichi Daikashima said:
Would be more surprising if the escapist URL didn't spoil it.
Would you prefer last year when he totally gave away what the next award would be at the end of the episode?
This might be a tad embarrassing, but I never correctly guessed what the next game was going to be.
But Jim is getting better, maybe next year he will learn and won't spoil the game at all.
 

Sigmund Av Volsung

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blackrave said:
Akichi Daikashima said:
MarsAtlas said:
Akichi Daikashima said:
Would be more surprising if the escapist URL didn't spoil it.
Would you prefer last year when he totally gave away what the next award would be at the end of the episode?
This might be a tad embarrassing, but I never correctly guessed what the next game was going to be.
But Jim is getting better, maybe next year he will learn and won't spoil the game at all.
I doubt that he will give up his favourite hobby of toying with us mortals.
 

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Yeah, Super Hexagon was a great one. This looks fun as well.

As for "fun for all the family" along with the notable presence of the game in the intro, I'm gonna go out on a limb and say 3D World is tomorrow's award. Because if it's anything like last year's awards, the Tuesday-Friday intros were nothing but the games that won. So Rayman Legends would be Friday's then.

Or perhaps the positions are switched. Still, chips on those two in any order.
 

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It wasn't made clear in the video if Ridiculous Fishing was an iOS exclusive. Good news, it turns out it isn't: also on Android.
 

synobal

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That looks really fun, shame I don't have a mobile device capable of gaming.
 

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I'm not saying it's a bad concept - far from it - but I saw this and immediately remembered there's a flash game based on the Cartoon Network show "Steven Universe" with pretty much the exact same mechanic, only in reverse: you have to climb a series of platforms as high as you can go while avoiding enemies. Then, when time runs out, you fall back down, this time ramming into every enemy you can. The higher you go, the longer the fall, the more points you can earn.
 

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Dammit, Jim, this looks to quirky to NOT try out! Thanks for bringing it to my attention.

captcha: Reframe the Moment
strange, my spellcheck doesn't count "Reframe" as a word.
 

kailus13

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This looks fun, but not enough for me to buy a smart phone over. Maybe I can bug my sister to buy it. I'll just have to play the browser version instead.
Lightknight said:
Thank you for pointing that out.
 

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Drummodino said:
...I cannot say I was expecting that. I have to go look this game up now.

My prediction for the final two games, The Last of Us and Saints Row IV (Calling it now folks).
Keep in mind that he also gave The Stanley Parable a 10, and aapprently loved it so much he couldn't even review it because of the slightest possibility he would spoil it, so keep that in mind.
 

Drummodino

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King Whurdler said:
Drummodino said:
...I cannot say I was expecting that. I have to go look this game up now.

My prediction for the final two games, The Last of Us and Saints Row IV (Calling it now folks).
Keep in mind that he also gave The Stanley Parable a 10, and aapprently loved it so much he couldn't even review it because of the slightest possibility he would spoil it, so keep that in mind.
True I forgot about Stanley. He did give The Last of Us a 10 as well and I believe Saint's Row a 9? So probably two of those three.
 

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I have it (from a Humble Bundle) and I confirm: it's quite fun and addictive, definitely a nice choice for smartphones.
 

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Saw the title and never looked twice at this game... my bad. I don't think a mobile title needs excusing, I actually think thins have been great and getting better on that front especially when compared to the craptastic rehasery consoles have been lumping upon us more and more. My laptop and my phone are about all I need to have fun. Looks like I've got some Ridiculous Fishing to check out.

Jim said:
Why did I talk so bloody much?
Because the sound of your voice is angel whispers upon our mortal ears and you were feeling generous.
 

Nergui

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The title of the video totally spoiled the reveal but I am looking forward to the next two parts.
 

Ryleh

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As a recovering Ridiculous Fishing addict I can't agree more. Got this as part of the Humble Mobile Bundle 3, and it really stood out from the other games (as well as Rymdkapsel which also stole several hours of my life).

My only gripe is that I found the game still had issues with locking up from time to time. It usually happened when I'd just saved up a buttload of cash to buy some ridiculous power-up, only to find both my money and my purchase had vanished when I restarted the game.
 

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Sounds interesting, at Ā£1.99 it's pocket change anyway so I'm downloading the game now, hopefully it'll be as good as you say Jim!
 

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This episode ironically provides a rebuttal of Jim's previous copyright episode where he suggested that he doesn't need publishers and their released materials like trailers and such.

But he does.

If not for idiotic copyright nonsense Jim could just quickly record his own footage of him playing his own game and not have to roll the only trailer footage he could find twice.
 

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That game looks quite enjoyable. Unfortunately I don't have an idevice so I guess I cant play it.
 

Lightknight

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daxterx2005 said:
That game looks quite enjoyable. Unfortunately I don't have an idevice so I guess I cant play it.
Play the browser based version for free: http://www.bored.com/game/play/150995/

They sold that back in 2010 and it's basically the same game minus the new makeup and tighter controls. It's why I was surprised that this got a 2013 award but it's definitely a new version of the game.

Looks like it's out on Android now too:

http://www.ridiculousfishing.com/
 

Lightknight

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Ok, I purchased and played this game due to Jim's award. This is by no means a "game of the year" quality game. For the money, it's a very fun game. But it's just a basic iOS game. Nothing as addicting as Angry Birds even. Not sure why it got anywhere further than being a good game. Jim is entirely entitled to handing out his awards to whomever he darn well pleases but I thought I'd mention this contradiction to warn anyone buying the game based on this. It's nothing extraordinary. Not like Stanley Parable which is another really short game but steeped in value (Another game I recently played in response to Jim's award and have much thanks to give Jim for it). One of the rare "misses" in my opinion.