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Apr 18, 2013, 02:14 PM
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http://images.macrumors.com/article-new/2013/04/fishoutofwater.jpgHalfbrick Studios (http://halfbrick.com), the team behind hit iOS apps like Fruit Ninja (http://appshopper.com/games/fruit-ninja) and Jetpack Joyride (http://appshopper.com/games/jetpack-joyride), has released an addictive new game called Fish Out Of Water. In Fish Out Of Water, the idea is to launch fish through the air, earning scores based on flight time and number of skips across the water.

The game incorporates a variety of fish with different abilities, along with hourly weather changes that alter the fish hurling conditions. Players will experience tsunamis, icebergs, and swarms of jellyfish while competing to throw fish the furthest. Our sister-site TouchArcade (http://toucharcade.com/2013/04/17/halfbricks-fish-flinger-fish-out-of-water-is-a-fantastic-followup-to-jetpack-joyride/) has an overview of the gameplay:
Imagine skipping stones in a constantly changing ocean that's directly linked to the weather in game, only instead of stones you've got a variety of fish that each have slightly different abilities such as being able to fly extra far or being able to skip across the surface like mad.

Each attempt is graded by a set of judges who each look for specific things in your tosses, and doing well involves not only choosing the right fish for the weather but also throwing them appropriately to best handle the current state of your waves.r2MXTIBhETI
After three fish tosses players are judged and given an overall score to compete in daily league score competitions with friends. The game also incorporates Game Center support with leaderboards and achievements.

Fish Out Of Water (http://appshopper.com/games/fish-out-of-water-2) is a universal app that can be downloaded from the App Store for $0.99. [Direct Link (https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/fish-out-of-water!/id578467798?mt=8)]

Article Link: Halfbrick's Newest Title 'Fish Out Of Water' Hits the App Store (http://www.macrumors.com/2013/04/18/halfbricks-newest-title-fish-out-of-water-hits-the-app-store/)



bushido
Apr 18, 2013, 02:19 PM
nice, i need something new to keep me busy at work

Mr.damien
Apr 18, 2013, 02:29 PM
They use facebook for multiplayer and not game center, this sucks

chrisrosemusic1
Apr 18, 2013, 02:37 PM
Great little game, enjoying this. I've signed in with google plus instead..

Still has game centre achievements and multiplayer doesn't really exist - its just a feed from other players scores.

bushido
Apr 18, 2013, 02:58 PM
They use facebook for multiplayer and not game center, this sucks

people use game center? i thought thats another Ping that just wont go away

Marsupital
Apr 18, 2013, 03:04 PM
people use game center? i thought thats another Ping that just wont go away

Game Center is awesome! Specially for multiplayer.

STiNG Operation
Apr 18, 2013, 03:29 PM
Game Center is awesome! Specially for multiplayer.

Yeah, it is great. What would that person suggest instead of having Game Center?

chainprayer
Apr 18, 2013, 03:48 PM
I created a macrumors league if anyone wants to join :D

Icaras
Apr 18, 2013, 03:59 PM
people use game center? i thought thats another Ping that just wont go away

I really like Game Center and wish all games on iOS and OS X used it. It's clean, simple, and streamlined. And has been mentioned, is great for multiplayer.

It's a nice work in progress and I hope Apple continues to add things to it. At the top of my request list is integration with iMessage, and automatic real time user statuses when playing a game like in Steam (i.e: "I am currently playing _____").

RoastingPig
Apr 18, 2013, 04:02 PM
looks like something fun i might pass

bushido
Apr 18, 2013, 04:03 PM
Game Center is awesome! Specially for multiplayer.

i wish it would save game scores so i dont have to play each game all over again on a new device. now THAT would be a reason to open that dusty app.

cambookpro
Apr 18, 2013, 05:02 PM
Eh, it's alright. Would like to see an in-game currency where you can buy upgrades for fish, new fish etc.

Otherwise, it's not as good as Jetpack Joyride, but you may enjoy it still.

flottenheimer
Apr 18, 2013, 05:28 PM
Game Center is awesome! Specially for multiplayer.

But it needs to loose that horrible, horrible old casino look.

Mr.damien
Apr 18, 2013, 05:43 PM
But it needs to loose that horrible, horrible old casino look.

I prefer the horrible casino than a horrible two colors and text flat UI like 30 old unix system...

WonderCraft
Apr 18, 2013, 05:57 PM
Rich variations of tasks, great assortment of boosties http://ios.appsgoer.com/fish-out-of-water-review-3604.html

charlituna
Apr 18, 2013, 07:43 PM
I really like Game Center and wish all games on iOS and OS X used it. It's clean, simple, and streamlined. And has been mentioned, is great for multiplayer.

It's a nice work in progress and I hope Apple continues to add things to it. At the top of my request list is integration with iMessage, and automatic real time user statuses when playing a game like in Steam (i.e: "I am currently playing _____").

Only if I can control with games give statuses, turn off getting them etc.

Cause that junk is why I hate Facebook connected games

Bubba Satori
Apr 18, 2013, 08:31 PM
nice, i need something new to keep me busy at work

Were you manning the customer service phone that put me on hold for ten minutes today? :D

attila
Apr 19, 2013, 07:29 AM
i wish it would save game scores so i dont have to play each game all over again on a new device. now THAT would be a reason to open that dusty app.

It can and it will - IF the developer uses the Game Center API.

RocketCat Games saves your scores AND your game progress in a few of their games.

Squilly
Apr 19, 2013, 09:27 AM
I hate when UI/bot judges get involved with games. Ruins it.

gri
Apr 19, 2013, 10:00 AM
tried it and really liked it. Not using facebook or gamecenter anyway so don't care about that aspect.

mittencuh
Apr 19, 2013, 08:30 PM
Simple, but fun! And very well-made.

rorschach
Apr 20, 2013, 06:48 AM
people use game center? i thought thats another Ping that just wont go away

The Game Center app isn't that useful (to me at least)…but the API is fine and works great in the apps that use it.

Kissaragi
Apr 21, 2013, 09:44 AM
Multiplayer is a bit meh but its not bad overall.

flottenheimer
Apr 23, 2013, 03:12 AM
I prefer the horrible casino than a horrible two colors and text flat UI like 30 old unix system...

Well, your taste is yours and mine is mine. I'm fine with that.
But, you've had the pleasure of enjoying the casino-look for several years now. I think it's my turn now. : )

And PS: You are obviously not as big a fan of Dieter Rams as I am — (and Ive, for that matter).