Fishbowl is a slice of life, coming of age story told over a month. Video call loved ones, work from home, sort through puzzles to rediscover childhood memories, do care tasks and get to know yourself better, one day at a time.
Hey folks! 💜
Excited to be making our first post on Steam! We dreamed of having our Steam page up for so long, glad it's finally here!
As two people who are not from the game industry but dreamed for the longest time of making games and telling stories together, having a Steam page just makes it all seem real, like it's actually happening, we are not just sitting at home and working on something ‘imaginary’ for hours. Haha!
So, we feel grateful and very happy to be here and to share updates with all of you!
We’d love to tell you a little bit about us, and our studio. imissmyfriends.studio is the two of us— Rhea and Prateek and Fishbowl is our first game. We started as beginners, with no prior experience in game development, only having watched as many talks, tutorials, documentaries on the subject as we could learning new skills and sharpening old ones.
In the middle of the pandemic, we decided to finally start our gamedev journey. Since April 2021 we’ve been navigating between measured discipline, sinking self doubt and boundless excitement which typically accompanies making a game.
The idea of Fishbowl is closely inspired by our mindset during the pandemic. Through this time, we were reflecting on our lives in isolation, what it meant to support our loved ones long distance, and to take care of ourselves.
You play as Alo, a twenty-one year old who just got her first job in a new city and is living by herself while grieving her grandma’s death. The choices you make each day in figuring out life will lead to a unique journey of self discovery.
Fishbowl is a warm and cozy story about living in isolation, nurturing friendships and understanding grief. We are making this game, just the two of us, with both our hearts combined, squeezed and poured into it to the brim.
We hope it resonates with all of you!
If you are reading this and haven’t wishlisted our game already, please do! ^_^ You can also follow us on Twitter for frequent updates and of course, we will continue to share our journey of making the game here as we go. We still have a long way to go, so please come along and be a part of it.
Rhea & Prateek