After 2.5 years of development, GamoVation has launched its newest game on Facebook: Fish Always Online, or FISHAO for short. The game sees players traveling to prime fishing spots around the world, catching a variety of different fish, completing mini-games and interacting with other real-world players in the process.
FISHAO first allows players to design an avatar to represent them in the experience, and then offers the first of many fishing locations for play. Users are challenged with filling the Fishdex by collecting all of the fish in the game (there are 152 different kinds as of this writing), but many locations are locked until they’ve completed other in-game tasks or have leveled-up.
Players catch fish by first choosing their rod and bait types, and then cast their line by clicking into the water. Once they have a bite, fish can be reeled in by tapping on the left and right arrow keys to keep a moving arrow within a green area.
FISHAO supports in-game chat, and is monetized via the purchase of Fishcoins and Energy, which is used to actually reel in fish. Using your Facebook profile information, the game keeps track of each user in a profile of sorts, which shows off a player’s age, how many hours they’ve played the game, number of fish caught, and so on.
The FISHAO experience also contains daily quests for catching specific sizes or types of fish (as examples), achievements, and the promise of fishing tournaments against other players.