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«Fishery» – Create your own aquarium

SwissGames delegation in San Francisco

Courage XL B2C Showcase event
The Monarch, 101 6th Str, San Francisco
17 March 2019

SwissGames @ GCA
Game Connection America
18-22 March 2019
Tables 174 + 175 + 177
AT&T Stadium

European Game Showcase
19 March 2019

SwissGames pavilion @ GDC
Game Developers Conference
20-22 March 2019
Booth N2911
Moscone Center

Lilou Studio was founded by Margit Gassner and is based in Zurich. Before developing their first video game «Fishery», Lilou Studio focused on Computer Generated Imagery and realized various short films and advertising. Lilou Studio is part of the SwissGames delegation to the GDC in San Francisco where they will present «Fishery» at the GDC SwissGames booth and at the European Game Showcase.

«Fishery» is inspired by aquascaping, the professional designing of aquariums. The game is a physics based aquarium simulator where players design and maintain a miniature aquatic ecosystem with fish and plants. For this game, creativity and 3D imagination are needed: the players can decorate the aquarium with plants, rocks or pieces of driftwood. However, not only the aesthetics count, equally important is the knowledge of underwater ecosystems. If the players don’t maintain the needs of fish and plants, their underwater world will turntoxic for its inhabitants. Hence, the players need to balance temperature, nurture the fish and keep enough oxygen in the tank to obtain the perfect harmony of its ecosystem.

The game is suitable for Windows, Mac, and Linux. Though a release date has not been set yet, there is early access available through Lilou Studio.

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