This project is an interview with the developer of the new indie game that you are interested in. This time, we will deliver a mini-interlocked show to developers’ fishing RPG Fishing Paradise developers released on June 2 for ODENCAT development and switch/PC/Mac/Linux/iOS/Android.
This work is a fishing RPG where you can spend a relaxing time in the tropical country. Explore fascinating locations and aim for a fishing master while getting along with unique characters. Because the developer is Japanese, of course, it is also compatible with Japanese.
Fishing Paradise is being distributed for 1,500 yen (Steam). (Mobile version is free play)
— First, please introduce yourself. What is your favorite game?
My name is DAIGO, President and CEO of DAIGOODENCAT Co., Ltd. There are no employees in the company, so there is no big difference from individual developers. He loved making games for a long time, and he has been a major game company like Square Enix. I have been developing indie games a few years ago since I became independent.
There are no favorite games, but there are many games I like. What I came up with now was Romancing Saga 3. In addition, Genso Suikoden 2, Chrono Trigger… There are many Japanese RPGs! A good game for you may be a memorable game. Of course, I love playing games with friends like Mario Kart, but when I say what my favorite games are, I think it’s RPG.
――Why did this work developed?
I was developing a work called DAIGO’s Kuma-no-Restaurant, but the development of this work has begun as a spin-off because of business speculation and the desire to expand the world view of Kuma no Restaurant.
There is a fishing mini game in Kuma-no-Restaurant, but what if the mini-game was finished into a single game? I like fishing mini games that are common in Japanese RPGs, and it is an idea that it would be interesting to extract it and use RPG. Speaking of fishing RPG, the game content is slightly different from this work, but the Nushi fishing series has been well received in the past. One of the reasons we started developing was that we focused on it and thought that there was a hidden demand.
There was a time when I actually went to Hawaii for about a month and developed this work to feel tropical. I hope you can feel the fun mood at that time.
―― Please tell me the characteristics of this work.
DAIGO This work is basically a game that makes fishing and progresses the story. In addition to simple fishing game play, decorating the base in the interior that can be obtained during the fishing process, filling in fish picture books, powering up fishing rods, and cooking a bear at a bear restaurant. You can shake it.
The biggest attraction is a variety of characters. I am looking forward to getting along with 24 friends in total and raising my friend level. There is a considerable volume of the main story, but there are three side episodes with friends, each with a total of 72, so it was difficult to make it. I was developing in sharing with Hirose, the scenario, and I was in charge of some episodes of characters related to Kuma’s restaurants (such as Kuma’s birthday episodes).
A lot of characters appear from Kuma’s Restaurant, so there are many nice surprises for those who have played. Conversely, if you play this work and play Kuma’s Restaurant, you will feel deeper in the work.
XION’s BGM used in this work is a relaxing BGM that is ideal for work that does not decrease even after listening for a long time. He sometimes works while listening to soundtracks (laughs). Is there any other game where Bossa Nova is the main BGM?
――What kind of person do you want this work to play?
DAIGO I think this work is suitable for those who like daily life such as STARDEW VALLEY and Ranch Story, and those who want to relax and relax without stress. I think that the sense of accomplishment when clearing is great because the volume of the story is large.
Although it is a fishing game, I do not need any knowledge of fishing, so if you like the visuals but do not know about fishing, please play with confidence.
I don’t know if heaven actually exists, but I enjoyed developing while imagining what heaven is. I would be glad if you play the game to give you a positive emotion.
— Is there any work influenced by this work?
Speaking of RPG, which has a mini-game for DAIGO fishing, it is a Breath of Fire series for me, so it is still strong. I especially liked the fishing system of Breath of Fire IV IV. I thought that the fishing system of this work could be so complicated, but it was the current balance with emphasis on being able to play comfortably.
At the time of development, I was playing Stardew Valley, and I got hints from there. I looked at the Internet information to see what kind of fish should appear. In Stardew Valley, I wanted to refer to the gender of the main character, so I wanted to refer to it, but the implementation cost is high, and this work takes a way to draw the hero as a character with unknown gender. I had a strong feeling that I wanted you to enjoy it regardless of gender.
In the Friend System, the biggest attraction of this work, it is greatly influenced by the Fire Emblem and Persona series. As you raise your friend level, you can see a special episode, and when you make it MAX, you can see a particularly powerful episode.
According to Hirose in charge of the scenario, the theme of the entire story is strongly influenced by the character of the game Beal Falace, a certain line of Eve. It is a pity that it cannot be introduced directly because it becomes spoiler.
――What had an impact on the development of the new Coronavirus?
DAIGO Originally, I was interacting with the team on Discord with remote work, so it had no particular effect. However, at the time of the transplant version development, I wanted to go to an everlasting summer island under the corona, so I might have hit it on the game. Why don’t you play this work and enjoy the tropical mood? Oh, I want to go to Hawaii…
――Is it okay to distribute or monetize this work?
DAIGO is okay! There is a distribution guideline on the website, so please see there. There are no restrictions on the scope of the live commentary. I hope you can convey the charm of the work as much as you want. By all means, I would be very happy if the person who saw the distribution would be interested in this work and would like to be able to purchase it if possible.
-Finally, please give a message to the reader.
DAIGO Thank you for reading this article so far. If you are interested in this work a little, there is a free demo version on Steam, and there is also a mobile version that you can play with advertisements, so please take a look.
ODENCAT will continue to make a memorable high-quality dot picture game in the future, so thank you. The next work is Meg and Big. Please check it out because it is already available on Steam!
–thank you very much.