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Indie Game Fishbowl Welcomes Players for Its Demo Version

Beginning May 9, players can experience the world of Alo, its protagonist.

Indie Game Fishbowl Welcomes Players for Its Demo Version
ByMarie MijaresMay 12, 2024

Here is some interesting news for indie game fans.

Fishbowl, an upcoming coming-of-age game, just opened its playable demo. Beginning May 9, players can experience the world of Alo, its protagonist. The demo version can be accessed on Steam, for PC and macOS, and PlayStation 5.

The demo for Fishbowl offers players a glimpse into the first day of Alo's month-long exploration of grief. As well as self-discovery and the complexities of young adulthood.

Fishbowl is developed by Rhea Gupte and Prateek Saxena. Both Gupte and Saxena formed imissmyfriends.studio for the creation of the game.

"This demo is a small window into the themes and storylines we explore in the full game. We hope it gives players a peek into Alo's life and leaves them wanting more," said Gupte.

Fishbowl is a narrative-driven, slice-of-life game. It revolves around the life of 21-year-old Alo, who moved to a new city for her first job. However, Alo finds herself grappling with grief instead after losing her grandmother.

The choices she makes each day shape her unique path of self-discovery. From video calls with loved ones to video editing work, presented as an arcade-style matching game.

Players will also help Alo sort through her grandmother's belongings. They will guide her in piecing together cherished memories by unpacking puzzles. Throughout the experience, self-care becomes an important part of Alo's journey. This will also encourage players to prioritize well-being alongside exploration and decision-making.

"We've poured our hearts into every detail of Fishbowl, from the pixel art to the music and narrative," Gupte said.

In the meantime, players can learn more about Fishbowl with the newest trailer creators published. It showcases snippets of the diverse cast of characters Alo will encounter.

The video also included footage of rediscovering her childhood memories as well as the emotional journey that awaits players in the full game.

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