Based in Goa, India
Fishbowl is a heartfelt coming of age story told over a month where you unpack puzzles to rediscover childhood memories, video call loved ones, work from home while taking care of yourself and chores, to figure out life one day at a time.
Twenty-one year old Alo gets her first job in a new city and is living by herself while grieving her grandma’s death, the choices she makes each day will lead to a unique journey of self discovery.
imissmyfriends.studio is the two of us— Rhea and Prateek. In our other lives, Prateek works as a UX designer at a non-profit and Rhea as a multidisciplinary artist and writer.
We both dreamed of making games and storytelling since we were little. In the middle of the pandemic, we decided to finally embark on the journey, albeit part-time.
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 over the years. We began learning while building our game. Since we are still working our other jobs, we’ve committed to spending some time daily on Fishbowl. Since April 2021 we’ve been navigating between this measured discipline, boundless excitement and sinking self doubt 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. Fishbowl is a warm story about nurturing friendships, understanding grief, and accepting ourselves for who we are. We hope it resonates with everybody who plays it.