Niche Games Spotlight – The Big Catch

The Big Catch

Indie developer Filet Group is working on an exciting new throwback platformer that really sticks to its roots: The Big Catch.

While it was funded on Kickstarter, The Big Catch is currently in development for Windows PC (via Steam).

Here’s a rundown on the game, plus its latest trailer:

What is The Big Catch?

The Big Catch is a 3D platformer all about tight expressive player movement, exploration, and FISH. In addition to inheriting the best parts of retro and modern platformers, The Big Catch is designed to be something fresh (like the fish).

You play as the acrobatic fisherman, Caster! Tasked by his boss Chef Leurre with saving the titular restaurant, The Big Catch, Caster ventures in search of ingredients to spice up the menu and bring in new customers.

In The Big Catch, flow and momentum are king. By jumping, wall running, sliding, kicking, spinning, swimming, climbing, swinging, and grinding, experienced players can effortlessly fly through complex environments.

Being a fisherman, Caster is quite skilled with a fishing rod. As such, interacting with the world is primarily done through the rod itself! By hooking, reeling in, casting, and tugging objects, Caster can interact with the world in a myriad of ways.

The Big Catch aims to feel like an adventure, and to that end features a completely open world and progression structure. By surfing the sands of an expansive and mysterious desert, you have the freedom to discover and complete challenges at your own pace.

Caster’s primary goal is to catch fish! Thwack’em, snag’em, and bring’em home to put The Big Catch back on the map. But is that all there is to this tale? The whisper on the wind tells of a dark past, a sinister plot, and ominous otherworldly entities. To find out more, you’ll just have to see for yourself.



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