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Well, that's certainly one way to pull in some eyes isn't it? Fight the developers, get it open source or Fishards will be gone from Steam.

More about it: Combine the intense, skill-shot PVP of Magicka or Battlerite with some wacky 2-legged-fish and you've got yourself Fishards! The unique spell combining mechanic creates a brand new type of PvP​ ​arena​ experience that you have to try with friends!

Posted on the Godot Engine Reddit, the developers announced a tournament with a twist:

We released Fishards a few years ago and sadly it wasn't able to support us developers financially, so we stopped development.

However, instead of letting the game fade into obscurity we have now decided to make the game open source...

IF!

...the Fishards community can beat us in a tournament taking place in a few weeks! (June 29 19:00 CET*)

If we developers win however... We are deleting Fishards from Steam!! >:)

* That's 5PM UTC on June 29th.

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Will you be taking part? Sounds like a fun little marketing stunt.

You can check it out and get some practice in on Steam. Join their Discord to sign up.

It has Native Linux support and is rated Steam Deck Playable.

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7 comments

artixbtw 5 days ago
When truth or dare goes hard.
Cyril 5 days ago
Let's go, do it people!
Philadelphus 5 days ago
Sounds like a pretty fun idea! Best of luck to the open source warriors. Unfortunately at 0700 Friday morning I'll have to pass.
MothWaves 5 days ago
I doubt they'll just delete the game if they win. If you've already made the decision to open-source your game you're not going to not do it just because of a contest. But, we'll see, sad that they couldn't support themselves off the game while big companies make millions actively hurting the gaming community .
Pengling 5 days ago
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QuoteWill you be taking part? Sounds like a fun little marketing stunt.
Nuh-uh. I've done my time in competitive and I'm never going back, not no way, not no how, not for any game.

Also, even if I wanted to...

QuoteJoin their Discord to sign up.
... this right here is a complete dealbreaker. I don't touch social-media with a ten-foot pole.


Last edited by Pengling on 8 June 2024 at 5:25 am UTC
StoneColdSpider 5 days ago
Ok this sounds interesting.......

QuoteJoin their Discord to sign up.
Aaaaaaaaaaaaand the interest is gone......
hardpenguin 4 days ago
This is a really good and difficult multiplayer game that unfortunately did poorly in terms of popularity.

If you liked Warcraft 3 Warlock mod or Spellsworn then this is more or less in the same vein.


Last edited by hardpenguin on 8 June 2024 at 9:19 am UTC
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