Moonglow Bay is Basically Stardew Valley for Fishing

03/26/2021 - 13:39 | By: Robert N. Adams
Reel 'Em In

If you love to fish, there's something new on the horizon: Moonglow Bay is a brand-new game from Bunnyhug and Coatsink that promises a wholesome fishing adventure in a quiet Canadian town... along with a few spooky secrets.

Moonglow Bay is the first commercial title to be launched on Steam by Bunnyhug. Its publisher Coatsink, however, has built up quite the roster of games with the likes of OnwardPhogs!, and Shu over the last few years. Now, these two companies are teaming up to deliver a cool new fishing RPG this year. Check out the Moonglow Bay Announcement Trailer to get a feel for its vibe!

Moonglow Bay Puts the Focus on Fishing

Moonglow Bay is set in a quiet Canadian town in the 1980s according to today's announcement from Xbox. Your fishing business is on the verge of bankruptcy and it's up to you to keep it alive, but there's one caveat — pretty much everyone in town is afraid of fishing.

Why would anyone be afraid of fishing? Well, this town happens to have a dark secret: there are whispers of some kind of terrifying monster lurking in the depths. No one really wants to take their boat out onto the water lest they become a snake for the Canadian equivalent of the Loch Ness monster.

 
 

Naturally, this game also looks like it's going to keep a tradition alive: the trailer heavily implies that the older dude who helped you fishing has died. Being a parent figure in a farming RPG (or in this case, a fishing RPG) is pretty much a death sentence.

The comparison is natural; this game shares a lot in common with farming RPGs. You'll be able to fish and to cook at the minimum, and who knows what other features might be available in the finished product. The trailer shows off a book that lists the various kinds of fish you can catch. If you're one of those people who loves fishing minigames, then this upcoming experience might be well worth checking out.

Moonglow Bay announced Stardew Valley fishing slice
You can pet the dog in Moonglow Bay. I'm sold.

When is the Moonglow Bay Release Date?

The Moonglow Bay release date will be sometime in 2021; no specific release date has been announced just yet.  It's largely a single-player game, but it will also have local drop-in, drop-out co-op play.

For now, you can add Moonglow Bay to your wishlist on Steam. You can look forward to it coming to Xbox Game Pass on day one, too — this adorable fishing RPG will be launching for PC and Xbox later this year. You can also check out the game's official website or join Coatsink's Discord community.

What do you think of this new fishing RPG? Do you think Moonglow Bay can capture player's hearts in the same way that games like Stardew Valley can? Let us know in the comments below!


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I've had a controller in my hand since I was 4 and I haven't stopped gaming since. CCGs, Tabletop Games, Pen & Paper RPGs - I've tried a whole bunch of stuff over the years and I'm always looking to try more!