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24 May 2018


Frankfurt – 24th May 2018​ ​– Internationally renowned game services company METRICMINDS GmbH & Co. KG has announced their first VR project called "Catch & Release". The game will bring its brand of meditative, relaxed virtual reality fishing to the Steam & Oculus store on June 7th, 2018.

Catch & Release is a virtual reality fishing experience like no other - It combines the inherently relaxing activity of fishing on a lake with beautiful surroundings and game mechanics that take a step back to let the player enjoy their time on a virtual fishing trip freely and without stressful distractions like timers or forced missions. The game features one of the most beautiful environments in VR, brought to life with dense nature, local fauna like geese and bears and diverse, interesting fishing spots and landscape features. The colourful art style supports the goal of immersing the player in a peaceful world free from stressful distractions that lets players decide they way they want to play the game.

Watch the announcement trailer:

Players can enjoy their time in the game freely, or they can pick up missions and challenges to progress and unlock new gear and items for themselves.

Catch & Release Features:

● The Boat - Use the unique rowing mechanics to find the best fishing spots and explore the beautiful environment.

● The Fishing Rod - Throw the line out and attract a fish - Your interactive fishing rod offers you full control, with different bait and lures and haptic feedback.

● The Shop - Sell your fish and buy new gear and items in the in-game shop!

● Fishing - Catch the biggest fish, fight to reel them in, but don't let them snap the line and escape! You'll need strategy and finesse to tire them out if you want to make the greatest catch!

● Secrets - Find trash or treasure. The lake hides more than just fish!

● Music - Over 30 commercial tracks that have been specially curated for Catch & Release playing on the in-game boat radio. Licensed by Flip Entertainment, the tracks were selected to enhance the in-game music with a non-standard selection aimed at improving the overall immersive experience.

Catch & Release is set to launch for the Steam & Oculus store on the 7th of June 2018 with a PSVR version scheduled to be available in summer of 2018.

The game has been developed in close cooperation with Advanced Interactive Gaming Ltd. from Hamilton, Bermuda.

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