Blinkclick Games has announced Fishkeeper, a management/simulation title described as "an aquarium Sims game". If you're a 90's kid like me, the developers also called the game "Underwater Tamagotchi", which for many of you should be a total blast to the past. The game itself will be a "unique mix" of economic strategy and an aquarium simulator in full 3D, which makes sense because it would be really weird if the game was in 2D. Could be interesting, though.
Players will take the role of a hobbyist looking after an aquarium in Fishkeeper. They will have to buy their own tank, equipment, and in real-time will take care of their fish by satisfying their needs depending on each species. The fish will have to be kept healthy and cared for, which means they have to be fed and safe, so things such as water pH, salinity level, temperature, and tank contamination are all things that the player has to think about.
Of the fish that will be available, the game will include freshwater, marine, coral, shrimp, snails, and other species. The tank itself will also be customizable, with the aquarium equipment, shape, size, and appearance of the tank able to be changed about. Plant and animal species can be purchased, and bred fish can be sold in the store as well, so it's all kind of circle of life thing that I'm sure you Lion King fans will appreciate.
Fishkeeper will be available on Steam in Q4 2021. Console ports are also planned for the future. In the meantime, be sure to add the game to your Steam wishlist here.
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