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Deadliest Catch: The Game

Enter the dangerous world of king crab fishing in the deadly Bering Sea!

Deadliest Catch: The Game

Enter the dangerous world of king crab fishing in the deadly Bering Sea!

CA$ 9,903
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421
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32days to go

All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Sat, October 26 2019 3:59 PM UTC +00:00.

About


Take command of your own fishing vessel in the deadly Bering Sea and catch red king crabs in this realistic simulator!

Deadliest Catch: The Game is a realistic 3D simulation game with strategic elements, where you get to experience Alaskan king crab catching. Travel to Dutch Harbor by the Bering Sea to become the captain of your own fishing vessel. From sailing, through resource management and logistics, to direct interaction with equipment and the caught crabs - everything is re-created with detailed models and realistic water physics.


What’s the game main idea?

As your vessel’s Captain, you set out on fishing trips in the high - and most dangerous - season, limited by time and quotas, and have one task: to catch as many crabs as you can. Oh, and also survive. Make strategic decisions regarding the location of fishing spots, selection of equipment, the number of pots (cages) you’ll take on board and many others. Earn tons of cash, improve your fishing vessel, compete with challenging opponents... And most importantly - become the best king crab catcher!


Experience the immersive world from a first-person perspective.


Sail across vast Alaskan waters.


Analyze the marine conditions to choose the perfect spot and work hard on your vessel's deck.


Pick the crabs suitable for sales based on their size and sex.


Feel the hardships of Alaskan waters thanks to the realistic weather conditions.


Race against the clock for your hard-earned dollars - day and night.


Admire astonishing views of the Bering Sea portrayed with realistic graphics.


Stand behind the steering wheel and enjoy the sail with the Dynamic Water System.


Spend your cash on repairs, upgrades and improvements.


Plan your route and adapt to the upcoming difficulties throughout the fishing season.


Brace yourself - the storm is coming.


 But what can you do on the vessel, Captain?
 

First, pick the best place to set your pots - use your expert knowledge of crab physiological needs. Catch the crabs with full usage of ship equipment (launcher, coiling system, winch, crane, grappling hook) and pots (transport them onboard and around the deck, prepare pots for the catch, launch and pick them up). Analyze crabs and select those suitable for sale by scrutinizing their detailed and realistic models. Transport your catch to the port, considering weather conditions and limited time… And that’s just in a nutshell.



Moonlit -  We are a game development studio from Cracow, Poland, made up of young and passion-driven gaming enthusiasts. We’ve been on the market since 2014, when we started as a software house, gaining experience while cooperating with other gamedev studios and publishers. Nowadays, we are working on our own projects. We have gathered a whole team of programmers, graphic artists and designers, dedicated to creating simulations as realistic as possible. Working on Deadliest Catch: The Game is for us an awesome opportunity to gain experience and constantly develop our skills. Implementing the campaign goals in our project will give us a chance to achieve even more!

Ultimate Games - A Polish company which was established in 2015 in Warsaw. It was founded by Mateusz Zawadzki – an entrepreneur and lawyer whose passion is fishing. The company from the very beginning of its activity deals with the production of PC games regarding fishing, hunting and hobby. In the year 2016 the company obtained the investor – PlayWay S.A. – the leading producer and publisher of computer games, a company listed on the Warsaw Stock Exchange in Warsaw. In its initial phase of operation, the company operated under the name of “Fishing Games”. At the beginning of 2017 the partners decided to change the name of the company to “Ultimate Games”. Currently, the company employs more than a dozen people who work simultaneously on several productions. Developer teams work in offices in Katowice, Cracow and Warsaw.

Bringing the beloved Discovery Channel series into the gaming world was from the very beginning quite a challenge. Given how complex the life of Alaskan crab fishermen is, we had to settle for some compromises. At first, we decided that the best way to design the game within the available budget and timing would be to make it in All-in-One system - with accurate simulation of all the tasks performed on the vessel’s deck as core mechanics. When we started to show our community devlogs and materials from the game, we were showered with comments saying that what we need in Deadliest Catch: The Game is the crew.  Because we are foremost gamers ourselves and those arguments were really convincing, we decided to change our focus - and to do whatever we can to implement the crew management. Along the way we came up with ideas for many additional features that we’d love to have in the game, but we had to abandon them because of the budget. Now, with your help and support, we’ll be able to create the game in a way that will hopefully bring you great experiences and joy!

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Official Website:  moonlit.games

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Risks and challenges

We are a quite large and experienced team. With the Kickstarter community’s help, we will deliver a game you’ve never seen before. This game will be released as a quality product, but with your help, we can improve it even further.
So, long story short, there is no big risk, unless one day, our office collapses underground, and we all die a painful death. Ekhm… as you can see, it’s not likely - we honestly hope so.

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