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DOVETAIL GAMES AND EVINRUDE SIGN LICENSING DEAL
Dovetail Games, the multi award-winning simulation developer and publisher today can announce that it has signed a licensing agreement with Evinrude for Dovetail Games Fishing Sim World. As the originator of the outboard engine, Evinrude continues to build its legacy through advanced innovation at its state-of-the-art manufacturing site in Sturtevant, Wisconsin. Their engines provide best in class torque, lowest emissions, and better fuel economy than any other outboard engine on the market. As part of the deal, the Evinrude ETEC G2 250 H.O. will be featured in Fishing Sim World before Christmas whilst the two companies continue to work together to add further engines as the game continues to grow and expand. Darren Nokes, Brand Manager for Dovetail Games Fishing Sim World said “We’re delighted to be able to offer a licensed engine in Fishing Sim World and for it to be Evinrude as well. Evinrude is a leading company in the industry and this is a major agreement for us that we are proud to be able to announce. We want to continue expanding the amount of licensed products available to our players and working with Evinrude, featuring their products will only add to the overall experience.” Rachel Wilson, Media & Sponsorship Specialist at Evinrude said “We were honored to be approached by Dovetail Games with this opportunity and are very excited to have our engines featured in Fishing Sim World. We are proud to say Evinrude is now providing anglers with the best outboard engine both on the water, and in the virtual world.” Built with cutting-edge Unreal Engine 4® technology, Dovetail Games Fishing Sim World is the most authentic fishing simulator ever made, taking you around the world on an angling journey like no other. Fishing Sim World is available for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC. For the latest news and developments, please visit www.fishingsimworld.com or follow along on Facebook [https://www.facebook.com/fishingsimworld/], Twitter [https://twitter.com/DovetailFishing] and Instagram [https://www.instagram.com/fishingsimworld/]. For further information about Evinrude please visit their website [https://www.evinrude.com/] or Facebook [https://www.facebook.com/BRPEvinrude], Twitter [https://twitter.com/EvinrudeBRP] and Instagram [https://www.instagram.com/evinrudebrp/] pages.
7 days ago
Trolling Motor Update Out Now!
Our latest update for Fishing Sim World is now available across all platforms. This is another significant release with the highlight being a fully functioning trolling motor on all boats for you to use. Other key improvements include a new species of fish, the zander being added to the Grand Union Canal with two trophy zander being able to be caught from this venue. Also, there are 3 new, bigger trophy catfish to be able to be caught from Waldsee. Finally, resistance to the movement of the rod has been added whilst playing a fish. The tighter the line tension, the slower you will be able to raise the rod in the fight giving feedback as to the weight of the fish you are playing. Full update notes are below; Improvements * Trolling motor now available to use on all Bass boats * New species of fish added to Grand Union Canal – zander * Added 3 new, bigger trophy catfish to Waldsee * Added resistance to the movement of the rod when playing fish related to the line tension * Decreased the difficulty of single player predator tournament #4 to ensure AI doesn’t gain unrealistic scores * Changed the depth individual species of fish will swim to for increased realism * Christmas clothing awards for Dovetail Fishing League participants * Adjusted the amount a rod will bend depending on tension being applied and distance from the angler * Improved reflections during cloudy and wet conditions * Improved scale patterns and shades of colours of pike and spotted bass * Improved environmental audio on Lake Williams * Improved collision on all lakes * Improved lighting for different times of days / conditions on Lake Williams * Improved spawn locations for boats in Single Player Tournaments * Improved animations on characters when holding fish Bug fixes * Trophy White Crappie for Lake Williams will appear in the Anglers Log * Improved localised text in-game * Fixed close peg prompt showing whilst teleporting to another location * Fixed casting button prompt showing after teleporting to another location * Fixed equipping a different tackle box through the inventory occasionally crashing the game * Selected casting method will remain saved when relaunching the game * Can sign into the game and skip intro when already launched the game on Xbox One * Ensure Add-On store loads correctly for Xbox One when signing in after launching the game * Balanced audio changes after previous changes to line tension sounds We are already working hard on bringing you a further update soon after The Trolling Motor Update and this will include; * Improved bass fighting – when the bass dives deeper when hooked, line tension will increase and you need to respond accordingly * Second fish finder at front of the boat to be used in conjunction with trolling motor * Vibration added during the fish fight * Adding a sliding scale of vibration through the controller rather than simply on or off * Fixed line getting stuck in the boat when casting out * Improved water splash effects when using a top water lure * Added collision between the character and fishing line * Increased the number of catfish in Waldsee * Improved collision on Lake Boulder * Fixed ‘Switch casting method’ prompt appearing after teleporting to different area of lake whilst in casting state
13 days ago
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Reasons to Purchase the Quad Lake Pass
The Fishing Sim World Quad Lake Pass will give you the opportunity to purchase the first 4 lakes for Fishing Sim World in one great package. It will release on 20th November alongside Lake Williams on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC and will be £29.99/$36.99/€35.99. As a thank you for your fantastic feedback so far we will be offering a launch discount of 20% off for the first 7 days. PlayStation 4 Europe [https://store.playstation.com/en-gb/product/EP2866-CUSA12376_00-FISHSWQUADLAKEPA] PlayStation 4 US [https://store.playstation.com/en-us/product/UP3004-CUSA12494_00-FISHSWQUADLAKEPA] Xbox One [https://www.microsoft.com/en-gb/p/fishing-sim-world-quad-lake-pass/c1qhqzt0h1sg?activetab=pivot:overviewtab] Steam [https://store.steampowered.com/app/976080/Fishing_Sim_World_Quad_Lake_Pass/] Dovetail Store [https://store.dovetailgames.com/ref/976080] Purchasing the Quad Lake Pass offers great value for money and is cheaper than purchasing each lake indvidually. Receiving a lake on the day it releases will ensure you get time to practice ahead of it appearing in the Dovetail Fishing League. The Lakes With the Quad Lake Pass we want to give variety in the experiences each lake can offer. This means that whether you are looking for bass, carp or predator fishing, this pack is sure to cover your tastes. Lake Williams Set in California, Lake Williams is surrounded by a backdrop of dry arid land and forest-covered steep hills, is home to 7 species of fish including largemouth, smallmouth & spotted bass. Jezioro Bestii Jezioro Bestii (Lake of the Beast) in Poland is all about the huge predator fish found in its rich natural environment. This lake is home to huge northern pike, perch & zander. Lake Arnold Lake Arnold in Tennessee provides a range of fishing opportunities. This lush environment with submerged vegetation contains 10 species of fish including spotted bass & walleye. Gigantica Road Lake The fully-licensed Gigantica Road Lake is fast catching up the Gigantica Main Lake for the size of the carp that reside there, but features a much higher stock level.
24 days ago
DOVETAIL GAMES AND JENKO FISHING SIGN LICENSING DEAL
Dovetail Games, the multi award-winning simulation developer and publisher today can announce that it has signed a licensing agreement with Jenko Fishing for Dovetail Games Fishing Sim World. Jenko Fishing has made huge strides in the fishing industry and is the brainchild of Coleton Jennings, a former high school world champion angler who has now become a professional. As part of the deal, a selection of Jenko lures and apparel will feature in Fishing Sim World before Christmas whilst the two companies will continue to work together to add further products as the game continues to grow and expand. Darren Nokes, Brand Manager for Dovetail Games Fishing Sim World said “It’s fantastic to be able to work with Jenko Fishing who are a fast growing, exciting company producing quality products. We want to continue expanding the amount of licensed products available to our players to continue making an authentic fishing simulator and working with Jenko Fishing, featuring their products will only add to the overall experience.” Will Robey, Operations Manager of Jenko Fishing said “We are very proud of how well Jenko Fishing has done in the angling industry in such a short space of time. There are very exciting times ahead for us and we are very proud to be able to feature in Dovetail Games Fishing Sim World.” Built with cutting-edge Unreal Engine 4® technology, Dovetail Games Fishing Sim World is the most authentic fishing simulator ever made, taking you around the world on an angling journey like no other. Fishing Sim World is available for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC. For the latest news and developments, please visit www.fishingsimworld.com or follow along on Facebook [https://www.facebook.com/fishingsimworld/], Twitter [https://twitter.com/DovetailFishing] and Instagram [https://www.instagram.com/fishingsimworld/]. For further information about Jenko Fishing please visit their website https://jenkofishing.com/ or Facebook [https://www.facebook.com/JenkoFishing], Twitter [https://twitter.com/jenkofishing201] and Instagram [https://www.instagram.com/jenkofishing/] pages.
a month ago
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The Pike Fighting Update is out now!
Our second update for Fishing Sim World has now been launched on PC, Xbox One and PlayStation 4. Again, your input has been invaluable on our forums or through reviews and social media channels. This update focusses primarily on bug fixes but here are the highlights; · Improvements * Improved the pike fighting. Bigger pike have more energy and the fight takes longer * New ripples and water foaming to indicate a fishes location (fish tells) * Improved weather conditions and effect of conditions to the environment on all venues * Ensured trees appear more ‘crisp’ and less blurry over distance on all venues * The character now gets wet when it rains in game * Decreased the number of fish tells on Grand Union Canal * Improved collision on water features such as rocks to stop fish swimming through them * Improved collision between players in multiplayer * Improved collision between the players boat and reeds in the water · Bug Fixes * Fixed crash related to those players who purchased the Sunline Siglon PE 30lb line. ▪ IMPORTANT: For those players who created a tackle box using the Sunline Siglon PE 30lb line between 1st Patch and 2nd Patch the game will no longer crash when viewing the item or attempt to go onto a lake. However, it will crash if you go into the lake and equip the faulty tacklebox. To fix this issue, delete your tackle box containing the affected line after the Pike Fighting Update patch installs * Catching Walleye now awards experience points (XP) * Fixed rod failing to be sitting on bank sticks correctly when you are a multiplayer client * Fixed fellow player appearing to walk on the spot in multiplayer * Fixed random coloured flashing reflections on the water * Fixed thick black line on the horizon of the water * The loading spinner icon no longer shows indefinitely above an item in the in-game shop * Ensured boats appear correctly in the shop model viewer * Button prompts appear correctly for all actions on Xbox One * Replaced the canopy for a roof on second jetty building on Lake Boulder so a rod no longer passes through it * Depth UI appears correctly when fishing at depths of over 100ft * Equipment textures immediately load correctly in shop and customise menus * Fixed species stats circle not appearing correctly on lake selection screen * Dovetail Live (DTL) article buttons appear correctly * Message is given when no articles are available or no internet connection when accessing DTL articles * DTL options appear in settings menu after loading the game not signed in but then signing in when prompted * Lure rattling audio no longer plays when driving * General clothing improvements We also want to tell you what we are working on in the next update, ‘The Trolling Motor update’ which will be coming soon. Highlights include * Trolling motor feature – ability to use the trolling motor in-game * New species – Zander will be added to all appropriate lakes * New rod resistance – the amount of resistance when moving the rod will give you the feel for the weight of the fish you are fighting * Added bigger trophy catfish to Waldsee * Improved the amount the rod bends in relation to what type of rod it is. Carp rods will bend less than bass rods * Slightly moved boat spawn positions on Lake Boulder so all boats spawn consistently in single player tournaments * Ensured button prompts disappear when teleporting to another location * Improved the balance of audio after recent changes to tension sounds * Ensured all lakes and live events appear in menu correctly and can be loaded * Ensured lure rattling audio can only be heard at appropriate times * Fixed branches of trees popping out on character on Bergsee * Characters no longer walk on top of banksticks/rods * Improved collision on US lakes to stop boat driving through vegetation * Ensured male and female smiles appear correctly on catch screen * Improved appearance of rain falling from sky * Ensure the pause menu doesn’t show when in fish presentation screen in multiplayer
a month ago
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Monster Reward Update Out Now
We’ve been working away on all the feedback, bugs, thoughts and comments that you’ve made on our forums or through social media and reviews. Many thanks to everyone who has helped us! The first update for Fishing Sim World will launch this Thursday the 18th October on PC, Xbox One and PlayStation 4. Let’s go through the highlights step by step. New Fish Species! For all players, two new species of fish will be added in this update: Walleye and Bluegill. Perfect for the vast open lakes of bass fishing, these will be available to catch and fully represented in the Anglers Log. Bug Fixes! This is a long list of the majority of the detailed fixes. There are changes, fixes and improvements across almost every area of the sim. Achievements * All achievements are now available and unlock correctly Audio * All sub menus now available in the audio tab of the options menu * You can now no longer hear boats starting up wherever you are on the lake Controls Enhanced settings * You can now invert camera (Y Axis) * You can now alter mouse sensitivity and controller vibration options HUD & Menus Immersion Mode * You can now turn off the HUD entirely while fishing * You can turn off other players names in Multiplayer in reduced HUD * Depth widget has been removed from ‘minimal’ and ‘no hud’ modes * You can toggle off the UI during catch shot screens * New tension audio added when reeling in fish, that corresponds to the weight of the fish * Minimal HUD mode also now available * Various minor localisation bugs fixed * Bits of the HUD no longer show during loading screen * Correct list of species of fish available to catch for each venue * Lake description now correct in Freedom Fishing for Bergsee * Setting screen now saves correctly * Fixed rough edges in customisation screens * Fixed boat clipping the UI in the customisation screens * Improved tool tip images Fish & Fish Behaviour Fish and Fish Fighting Improvements * Smallmouth bass swim differently to largemouth to differentiate fight between species * Bass have more energy and the fights last longer * It is now more difficult to catch fish in Gigantica * Fish now swim away when escaping rather than disappearing * Catfish can now be caught when using lures * Fish no longer get stuck on water debris in Grand Union Canal * Fixed fish ‘bouncing’ on water surface when they have given up fighting * Added Pike to species list in Bergsee * Fish can no longer escape between being caught and the catch shot! * Fish can no longer swim on land next to the canal inlet in Grand Union Canal * Fixed catfish occasionally appearing black * The yellow perch appearance has been improved Equipment Improvements * Boats require less build up and button pressure to drive at speed * Added nightglow sweetcorn into the tackle shop * Lures now sink faster or slower as appropriate for the lure * Fish attraction to lures has been improved, depending on the size of both the lure and the fish * Correct asset and description now shown for Sunline Siglon PE 30lb and Vursa Braid Spinning 20lb * Fixed controller vibrating when reel speed changed but not reeling in * Improved collision with shoreline while on a boat * Improved clothing appearances, fixing clipping issues * Yellow maggot now has the correct colour image within the tackle shop * Rotating reels sit on top of rods with line attacher and line will no longer appear to float Characters * Characters no longer get stuck in terrain if turning on the spot * Characters hands no longer look detached if wearing a hoodie in a catch shot * Characters no longer get stuck in path debris on the Grand Union Canal * Character polish improvements * Added smile to characters when holding fish! Gameplay * Catch prompt no longer appears when fighting fish as netting is automatic * Temperature now displays correctly * Temperature in fahrenheit now has the degrees symbol * Boat spawn location on Lake Boulder moved to allow better access * Fixed camera if the player is rotating while fighting a fish * Added gameplay intro video into the start of the game * Gigantica and Grand Union Canals landing mat positions have been updated Multiplayer & Single Player Tournaments Improvements * You can now mute players in multiplayer mode * You can hide other players names using the advanced hud mode * In-game live tournament leaderboard now has ‘show my position / show top’ options * Variable weather is now available in live tournaments * Added voice chat widget to message overlay widget to see who is talking during loading screens Live Event Tournament Rewards * Finishing well in a tournament now gives you clothing rewards * Fixed an issue with claiming pegs * Fixed catch screen HUD staying visible when starting multiplayer * Fixed rare issue of fish finder component crashing at the end of a tournament * Buoys in single player tournaments on Gigantica no longer too high in water * Fixed boats not appearing when the multiplayer host migrates * Fixed rare bug where a player could spawn in the middle of a lake * Fixed it taking longer to catch fish in multiplayer as the host * Host of multiplayer sessions now see catch shots * Players can no longer get stuck after catching a fish in a tournament * The continue prompt at the end of a single player tournament will now always be clickable * Fixed timer disappearing after opening inventory in live events XBOX specific * Fixed various issues caused by signing in after launching the game PC specific * Selecting English language in Steam will now work correctly on a non-English set PC * Mapping your own keyboard controls (Keybinding) PlayStation 4 specific * Ensure fish can be caught and catch screen appears correctly for both host and client Dovetail Live Improvements and Rewards We’ve upgraded Dovetail Live within Fishing Sim World. As a main reward, anyone who has registered and logged into Dovetail Live within Fishing Sim World will receive two pieces of free equipment. To receive these two items, sign into Dovetail Live and go to the Online menu option. The items will unlock for you. 1. The Haichou Odyssey Live is a high performance 50MPH addition to your boat fleet, superior to the immediately available starter boats. 2. A new t-shirt with a classic blue digital camo design that you can find unlocked in the customise menu. You can now also read Dovetail Live articles directly in-game! Tournament Clothing Rewards Starting in November, winning and placing highly in our tournaments now bring you prizes in the form of clothing. Wear them with pride and let everyone in multiplayer know what they’re up against. Winners of weekly events will be awarded a ‘Champion’ t-shirt whilst 2nd and 3rd places will be awarded a ‘podium’ t-shirt. If you finish in the top 5% of all entries, you will earn a ‘series’ t-shirt. The same rewards are in place for the end of each season but hoodies as well as t-shirts are your prize. That’s our full list of fixes, improvements and rewards for this update. We are working on more updates so please keep your feedback coming. We hope we’ve addressed some of the points you’ve all referenced in reviews, forum comments and on social media - if we did, let us know! Thanks for playing so far, more of this to come. The Dovetail Games Fishing Team.
2 months ago
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October Dovetail Fishing League Tournaments
The October Dovetail Fishing League has now started. Each series will have a tournament per week. Below you will find details of the events that will be taking place. Remember that it is your best score from your attempts that is counted, it isn't a cumulative total across your 3 attempts. Big Bass Tour In the Big Bass Tour the events will be as follows: * Week 1 - Lake Boulder at sunrise * Week 2 - Lake Johnson in the afternoon * Week 3 - Lake Boulder in the morning * Week 4 - Lake Johnson at sunset In Big Bass Tour events your score will be the total weight of your top 5 catches that are counted towards your total score. Carp Championship The October Carp Championship will take place at the following venues: * Week 1 - Grand Union Canal at sunrise * Week 2 - Bergsee at sunset * Week 3 - Manor Farm at night * Week 4 - Gigantica at sunrise In the Carp Championship tournaments your score will be the total weight of all carp caught. Predator Challenge Here are the tournaments in the Predator Challenge for October: * Week 1 - Lake Johnson in the morning * Week 2 - Waldsee at sunrise * Week 3 - Grand Union Canal at sunset * Week 4 - Lake Boulder in the afternoon Predator Series events count the total length of predatory species caught. Match Series In the Match Series the tournaments taking place will be: * Week 1 - Manor Farm at sunset * Week 2 - Gigantica in the morning * Week 3 - Bergsee in the afternoon * Week 4 - Waldsee at night In the Match Series you are trying to catch the highest total number of fish. [https://forums.dovetailgames.com/threads/october-dovetail-fishing-league-tournaments.13191/]
2 months ago
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