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Posted: 3 weeks ago.

Author: @GeekDadGamer.

OverviewOverview

Moonglow Bay is a role play game where you play a rookie angler. Unlike other slice-of-life games, fishing isn't tucked away as a side quest here, it's front and centre. Set along the Canadian coastline in the 1980's, you live in a fishing town that has become afraid to fish and work to dispel fears about sea monsters by rediscovering the joy of the catch.

You pick a partner then set out to explore the ocean, from frigid glaciers to boiling geysers. You learn all about fishing: casting nets, setting traps and cutting fishing holes in the ice. As you progress you work you way through documenting over 100 varied aquatic species while also uncovering the secrets of Moonglow Bay.

Along with the fishing, you run a business preparing, cooking and selling fish to the locals. You cook your catch of the day, then create a variety of recipes to upgrade your shop, gear, and fishing boat.

It's a relaxed, low pressure game, that combines the exploration and collection with several narratives about the town and its inhabitants. Played on your own or with another player, it's a great way to discover the joy of fishing and its importance not only as a living but in taking life at its own pace.

DetailsGame Details

Expected Rating:

Release Date: Coming soon

Platforms: PC, Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S

Genres: Adventure, Narrative, Role-Playing and Strategy

Developer: @CoatSink

CommitmentCommitment

Duration: This game will take between 10 hours and 12 hours to complete. Game will take longer for those who don't rush.
 
Players: You can play with 2 players in the same room, but you can’t play it online. You can play solo or with a friend in shared screen drop-in-drop-out local co-op.

CostsCosts

Does not offer in-game purchases, 'loot boxes' or 'battle/season passes'.

Age RatingsAge Ratings

This game has not yet been rated, but we anticipate it is likely to be rated PEGI 3+.


This game has not yet been rated, but we anticipate it is likely to be rated ESRB EVERYONE.

 

Family friendly with an underlying theme of losing a partner.

AccessibilityAccessibility

When you are fishing there is a musical queue in a change in the music. When you have successfully caught a fish this music concludes, offering an audio indication of progress with catching fish.

Difficulty

How you can adjust the challenge of play, and assistance the game offers when you fail or get stuck.

Cognitive Pressure

Low Pressure: Game tasks aren’t time-limited or with a high emphasis on performance. Or there is a low pressure play-mode available.

Save Anytime: The game automatically saves progress or you can save any time, and not lose progress.

Assistance

View Control Mapping: You can view a map of controls during play.

View Game Map: View a map of the game world during play, with points of interest and missions highlighted throughout entire game.

Rubber Banding: Trailing players are dynamically given an advantage, or the game gets easier if you die frequently.

Tutorials: There are helpful tutorials, instructions and tips.

Reading

How much reading or listening comprehension is required, and how accessible this is.

Moderate Reading: Moderate reading required.

High Text Contrast: Text colour contrasts to background.

Large Clear Subtitles: Subtitles are large and clear, or can be adjusted to be.

Speaker Indicator: Captions or icons and speech bubbles indicate who is speaking.

Some Dialogue is Voiced: Some of the game dialogue and narrative is voice acted.

Controls

How you control the game, different options for alternative inputs and whether you can remap these settings to suit your needs.

Multiple Buttons & Two Sticks: Can play with multiple buttons and two sticks.

Mouse And Keyboard

Keyboard Alone: Can play with just the keyboard.

Mouse and Keys: Can play with mouse and multiple keys.

Remap Buttons: Re-map all buttons/keys.

Image

How you can adjust the visuals to suit your needs, and offer additional information if you can't hear the game.

Visibility

Bright Colourful Palette: Game uses bright colours and is generally high contrast.

Large Game Elements: Game characters and other elements are large and distinguishable.

Outline Interactive Elements: Characters, platforms and enemies can be outlined for visibility.

Audio Cues for Visual Events: Audio is provided to indicate visual events.

Motion sickness friendly: Option to reduce motion sickness (motion blur, depth of field, field of vision).

Audio

How you can adjust the audio of the game and whether audio cues compensate for aspects of the game that are hard to see.

Balance Audio Levels: Set music and game sound effects separately.

Visual Cues for Audio Events: Text or other visual indicators of audio events.

Play Without Hearing: No audio cues are necessary to play the game well

System Settings

Windows has extensive accessibility features. Some, like colour correction, work with games. Lots of accessibility software can be used with PC games, from voice recognition to input device emulators. Xbox One has a system features, the excellent co-pilot share controls mode and adaptive controller support for all games. Xbox One has a system features, the excellent co-pilot share controls mode and adaptive controller support for all games... read more about system accessibility settings.

Supported by PlayabilityInitiative and accessibility contributors: @GeekDadGamer


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