1. hexstudio's Avatar
    HEX Studio was created by people who love board games. We also love Windows Phone. It was obvious choice to bring some board games to Windows Phone users. Our first title Vicious Fishes just hit the Marketplace.

    Vicious Fishes is a game where six different schools of fish are fighting to become the dominating school of the sea. Its better to be a big fish in a small pond, goes the old saying, and this is a small pond. Players are actively supporting a faction of fish hoping that their faction is the winner. At the same time, they are secretly betting that one faction of fish loses.

    Each player is secretly dealt three colors with each one representing one school of fish. Its your job to be sure that only your colors will score points and be very careful to back the right factions.

    Vicious Fishes is a board game created by one of the most known board game reviewers Tom Vasel. Now you can play it on your Windows Phone:

    • addictive game play up to 6 players (pass & play, AI)
    • three levels of AI
    • stunning graphic design and animations by Marek Rutkowski
    • easy to learn, turn based, tile laying game
    • trial mode allowing to play two player game in PassnPlay mode

    The game is 1.59$ but as Holiday gift were bringing the price down for two weeks to 0.99$. (deeplink)

    Be vicious or be delicious!

    We're planning to release more board game titles in 2012. Follow @hexstudioapps on twitter, visit our webpage or facebook profile to be up to date.





    Last edited by hexstudio; 01-01-2012 at 05:55 AM.
    01-01-2012 05:49 AM
  2. s0ftimage's Avatar
    This game appears to have a lot of potential. I will try it out!!
    01-01-2012 11:25 AM
  3. hexstudio's Avatar
    If you'll have any comments about a game feel free to share it with us :)

    As for now we're preparing a small update with some graphical tweaks and probably a single player trial mode (still considering it). We're also working on more interactive tutorial as current manual-type one is not enough for some players.
    01-02-2012 03:26 AM
  4. s0ftimage's Avatar
    I like the game.

    My only comment is that I have trouble rotating the pieces. I can't figure out when its in a mode that I can rotate it. Do I rotate it before dragging it out or after I dragged it out. Most of the time I cant figure out and end up dropping the piece with the mouth pointing to the wrong place.

    Also, since I am playing for two players, I am not sure what strategy to use. Once my piece is placed, the next player can simply come attack me from the side and kill me. I get penalized for being first (if that makes any sense). Again, maybe the confusion comes from playing two players at the same time.
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    01-02-2012 11:20 AM
  5. hexstudio's Avatar
    It's like this: drag, rotate, place. You have to release a finger from a tile after dragging it and 'grab' the tile in one of the corners or just outside a tile - if you'll grab it in the center you will be dragging it. I've tried to come up with a method od dragging and rotating without releasing a tile but it didn't work well.

    As for strategy. Very often your just placed fish will be killed so it's best at the beginning to put some fishes that are either strong or you don't care about them. Later in the game it's very important to try to deduce what colors other player(s) have - sometimes you can have two out of three colors the same, so who wins will be decided by the third (negative) color. Than you have to try to score your oponnents third color (reducing his score) and avoid scoring your third color.

    I hope this helps a little.
    Marcin
    01-03-2012 01:02 AM
  6. hexstudio's Avatar
    Vicious Fishes just hit 1.2 version and now allow to play against AI in trial mode (only two player game with easiest AI).

    Also - we've made a small video trailer for our game.

    [YT]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WHZ3ctM2_9Q[/YT]
    02-05-2012 06:37 AM
  7. SolunaKitty's Avatar
    Came in to say that I like the name of the game, even if the plural of "fish" is still "fish". It just wouldn't sound as nice as just "fish" though.
    02-05-2012 03:26 PM
  8. hexstudio's Avatar
    Came in to say that I like the name of the game, even if the plural of "fish" is still "fish". It just wouldn't sound as nice as just "fish" though.
    The name is 'catchy' ;) All credit goes to Tom Vasel - designer of board game Vicious Fishes (here is some more info about it :Vicious Fishes | Board Game | BoardGameGeek)
    02-06-2012 04:06 AM
  9. SolunaKitty's Avatar
    Aha, awesome~
    02-07-2012 02:11 AM
  10. Stiv's Avatar
    Looks interesting, I'll check it out!

    Also, just to be that guy no one likes, I'm pretty sure "fishes" is an acceptable plural when talking about multiple species of fish (wikipedia) :)
    02-08-2012 05:46 PM
  11. Clara James's Avatar
    I have never played and it looks like very interesting and will try it.
    02-09-2012 02:00 AM
  12. hexstudio's Avatar
    Also, just to be that guy no one likes, I'm pretty sure "fishes" is an acceptable plural when talking about multiple species of fish (wikipedia) :)
    I was sure that someone would say that crabs and octopuses that appear in the game are not fish :) (that's why in game they're called exchange students from different schools ;) )
    02-09-2012 02:54 PM
  13. Denizen2012's Avatar
    HEX Studio was created by people who love board games. We also love Windows Phone. It was obvious choice to bring some board games to Windows Phone users. Our first title Vicious Fishes just hit the Marketplace.

    Vicious Fishes is a game where six different schools of fish are fighting to become the dominating school of the sea. Its better to be a big fish in a small pond, goes the old saying, and this is a small pond. Players are actively supporting a faction of fish hoping that their faction is the winner. At the same time, they are secretly betting that one faction of fish loses.

    Each player is secretly dealt three colors with each one representing one school of fish. Its your job to be sure that only your colors will score points and be very careful to back the right factions.

    Vicious Fishes is a board game created by one of the most known board game reviewers Tom Vasel. Now you can play it on your Windows Phone:

    • addictive game play up to 6 players (pass & play, AI)
    • three levels of AI
    • stunning graphic design and animations by Marek Rutkowski
    • easy to learn, turn based, tile laying game
    • trial mode allowing to play two player game in PassnPlay mode

    The game is 1.59$ but as Holiday gift were bringing the price down for two weeks to 0.99$. (deeplink)

    Be vicious or be delicious!

    We're planning to release more board game titles in 2012. Follow @hexstudioapps on twitter, visit our webpage or facebook profile to be up to date.

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    I like it! I am a fisherman from childhood! :)
    03-06-2012 05:58 PM

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