If you’ve ever wanted to become a professional aquarium keeper, or perhaps you’ve always liked the idea of keeping fish as pets, then the upcoming title Fishkeeper might just be the game for you.
Inspired by The Sims franchise, which has spanned into four installments with countless expansions and DLCs, Fishkeeper is a one-of-a-kind game that smoothly blends simulation and management together. It’s a relatively peaceful game that simply allows you to have a fish tank and take care of all kinds of fish.
Fishkeeper is a pretty intense and in-depth simulator where you have to start from scratch. Buy a tank and all the necessary equipment first, and then decorate it to your liking. After this, you can proceed to move all your aquarium creatures to the tank so that your journey as a fish hobbyist can officially begin.
Just like in The Sims games, you have to make sure that all the needs of your fish are taken care of. You have to check up on each creature every now and then to make sure that they’re happy and satisfied.
Fishkeeper is so in-depth and realistic that you would even need to take note of the water’s pH levels. There’s more to this hobby than just watching your fish swim in your tank, so you need to make decisions that you know won’t harm your fish. With this game, you will be one step closer to becoming a professional aquarist, albeit only in-game.
As you ensure that your aquarium remains in good condition, you can witness your fish multiply. Not only that, you can sell your wonderful and healthy fish at an auction. As you progress in your gameplay, you will be able to unlock more options to add to your collection.
Customization has always been well-received in any game, and we’re sure that things won’t be any different with Fishkeeper. You will have full creative control over your aquarium, where you can add a variety of aquatic plants and other decorations.
As a matter of fact, you can even customize the size and shape of your aquarium. Whatever design or theme you go with, we’re sure that your fish will enjoy their one-of-a-kind environment.
That being said, just because Fishkeeper is just a game doesn’t mean you can just leave your fish tank any time you want. Keep in mind that you need to observe and check on your fish and their needs in real-time.
It’s also possible to view your fish tank from the inside by using the bathyscape. This is a remote-controlled machine – that looks like a mini-submarine – and you put inside your tank.
Using the bathyscape, you can move around the fish tank and observe your aquatic friends up close. In addition, you can also use it to clean the insides of the aquarium in case the glass gets too dirty.
Fishkeeper is definitely one of those relaxing games that doesn’t put a lot of pressure on you, perfect for gamers of all ages. Developer and publisher Blinkclick Games hasn’t announced its launch date yet, but interested players can already wishlist it on Steam.