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Free Realms Developer Blog

In Free Realms, players are free to do or be anything: Fight like a ninja, cook a tasty meal, raise a pet, battle goblins, set out on epic quests or connect with friends through a safe, social networking site.

Author: FreeRealms


Posted by FreeRealms Tuesday December 8 2009 at 8:14PM
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Hello everyone, Taylor Steil here, Free Realms game designer. I’m currently in the Sacred Grove Shallows with my good friend Reed Stillwater. He’s going to tell us about a new minigame that is being added to Free Realms in the next game update, Fishing!

Taylor: Hi Reed! What are you doing?

Reed: Hey there Taylor. Thanks for stopping by. I’m just gathering up my fishing gear. I have my fishing rod, a collection of lures, and my favorite fishing cap.

Taylor: Cool hat! So, how exactly does fishing work in Free Realms?


Reed: Well Taylor, that’s a good question. First, you have to find a fishin’ hole. My favorite is right here in Sacred Grove at the Sacred Grove Shallows. Then, you just walk up to the pond and cast your line. There are so many fish in this pond that you are almost guaranteed a bite!

Taylor: Is it hard to reel in the fish once you get a bite?

Reed: No sir, it’s easy! When you get a bite, just click your mouse. It’s as simple as that.

Taylor: Wow, that does seem easy. Can you catch anything else?

Reed: Yup, you can catch a bunch of extra stuff. You see, some robgoblins like to swim in this pond and they’re constantly losing things in the water. When you fish, you have a chance to hook those items and bring them up!

Taylor: That’s cool! How many different fish are there?

Reed: Well Taylor, so far I’ve caught about 30 different species of fish but who knows how many more are out there. There could be a new fish just waiting to be caught!

Taylor: That is a lot of fish! Can you catch them all just starting out as a new fisherman?

Reed: Nope, you’ll need to practice a whole lot and really get your fishing skills up to snuff before you can catch the more elusive fish.

Taylor: I see. Can you tell me about these lures you have in your tackle box?

Reed: I sure can. Lures help you catch a specific fish. For example, if you are looking for a Chipsen Fish, you’d want to use a Thorn Jig. The lure will last for 30 minutes and it will improve your chances of catching the exact fish that you want. All the information about lures is in your Tackle Box, which is a new ability just for Fishing.

Taylor: That sounds awesome! So, is there anything else you can tell me about fishing?

Reed: Yeah Taylor, there is one last thing I want to say about it -


Well folks, it looks like Fishing in Free Realms is going to be a lot of fun so I encourage everyone to go to Sacred Grove Shallows, cast your line, sit back, and wait for a bite!

That’s all for me! See you next time!

Taylor Steil
Game Designer
Free Realms