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The Official Pro Angler Team in Bassmaster® Fishing 2022!
We are excited to announce our pro angler team coming to the Official Video Game of B.A.S.S. Play as, or compete against, the pros this fall in Bassmaster® Fishing 2022! Watch the trailer below now. This Fall, for the first time ever, you’ll be able to play as, or compete against, 10 Elite Series pros in Bassmaster® Fishing 2022! Our artists have worked closely with the anglers to bring them to life in Bassmaster® Fishing 2022. Not only can you play as the pros, but you can kit yourself out with a selection of their real-life sponsors so you can truly immerse yourself in the world of Bassmaster. Here are the 10 Elite Series pros coming to Bassmaster® Fishing 2022: Scott R. Martin Scott R. Martin from Clewiston, Florida, joins our team as he moves from Major League Fishing and joins the Bassmaster Series. We have worked closely with Scott to not only bring him into the game as a playable angler, but to also bring his knowledge and experience to the development of Bassmaster® Fishing 2022. Hank Cherry From Lincolnton, North Carolina, we have the two-time back-to-back Bassmaster Classic Champion, Hank Cherry. A pro on the water and a real challenger in the Bassmaster Series, Hank is one angler you’ll want to keep on your radar when you launch the game later this year. Carl Jocumsen From Toowoomba, Queensland, Australia, we have the first ever Australian angler to qualify for the Bassmaster Elite Series, Carl Jocumsen. Carl has an Elite Series win at Lake Tenkiller and lots of experience in Bassmaster Tournaments, so make sure he’s someone on your roster. John Crews A veteran to the Bassmaster Elite Series, John Crews from Salem, Virginia joins the team. 2021 marks John’s 16th year on the Bassmaster Elite Series, in Bassmaster® Fishing 2022 you’ll also be able to delve into a selection of John Crews own Missile Baits and fish just like the pros. Scott Canterbury The winner of the 2019 Angler of the year award from Odenville, Alabama: Scott Canterbury! With multiple appearances at the Bassmaster Classic, Scott will make a great pro to play as in Bassmaster® Fishing 2022. Stetson Blaylock Stetson Blaylock from Benton, Arkansas joins the Bassmaster® Fishing 2022 pro line up. In 2021 Stetson is in his 5th year on the Bassmaster Elite Series and has an Elite Series victory under his belt! Takumi Ito From Chiba, Japan: Takumi Ito. A 2021 Elite Series winner at the St. Lawrence River Event, and with a career total caught weight of 883lb – 7oz, we are excited to have Takumi Ito on our pro angler team for Bassmaster® Fishing 2022. Buddy Gross From Chickamauga, Georgia (one of our in-game venues), Buddy Gross is a playable angler. Buddy is also an Elite Series winner at the 2020 Elite event on Lake Eufaula! Will home advantage come into play when you fire up Lake Chickamauga? Jeff Gustafson From Keewatin, Canada, and a 2021 Elite Series Winner on the Tennessee River, we have Jeff Gustafson who joins the Bassmaster® Fishing 2022 team. Keep an eye out for Jeff when you get into game because this is one angler who will be sure to give you a challenge on the leaderboards. Skylar Hamilton Last, and by certainly no means least, with a huge total weight in bass of 1970lb 5oz, Skylar Hamilton from Dandridge, Tennessee is our 10th playable angler. With an Elite Series win and multiple top 10, 20 and 30 finishes, Skylar is not to be messed with on the water. We can’t wait for you to jump in and explore Bassmaster® Fishing 2022, whether you’re playing as a pro or creating your own angler to take them on and win the Bassmaster Classic, there is something for everyone! To keep up to date with everything Bassmaster® Fishing 2022, make sure to follow us on socials and sign up to our newsletter! * Follow us on our social channels [http://www.facebook.com/DovetailFishing] * Sign up to our Bassmaster® Fishing 2022 Newsletter [http://live.dovetailgames.com/auth/register?returnPath=/live/bassmaster-fishing/about-bassmaster-fishing-video-game-2022] * Join our community Discord [http://discord.gg/z9zHX47vBv] * Follow us on Tik Tok [https://www.tiktok.com/@dovetailfishing?lang=en]
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Sabine River - Bassmaster® Fishing 2022
Can't wait to get hold of Bassmaster® Fishing 2022? We have a Closed Alpha and a newsletter for you to get stuck into! You can sign up for both here and start experiencing the growing world of Bassmaster® Fishing 2022. * Sign up to our Closed Alpha here! [http://mailchi.mp/9809ab8b7f66/bassmaster-sign-up] * Sign up to our Bassmaster® Fishing 2022 Newsletter [http://live.dovetailgames.com/auth/register?returnPath=/live/bassmaster-fishing/about-bassmaster-fishing-video-game-2022] Recently we revealed our launch venues for Bassmaster® Fishing 2022. We are excited to show you a sneak peak at all 8 real-world venues coming to the game! These venues feature a huge variety in environments and will no doubt give you plenty of locations to explore. As we move the game into Alpha, we wanted to show off some of the fantastic work the team has done in making the Sabine River come to life in game. As this is in Alpha it is still work in progress and the quality of some textures may change as the team continue to work on the game. When you set out on the Sabine River, you’ll be spoilt for choice on where to start fishing. You’ll be catching fish around dense industrial estates, deep swamps, flat marshlands and more! With so many environments in one venue, you’ll want to take full advantage of the new GPS map marker system. You’ll be able to markup points of interest, hot spots and brush piles that you can find later, so you can keep hooking big bass. The Sabine River also has some huge stretches of water, which, when combined with the new dynamic time of day system will mean you’ll get some magnificent views when the sun dips below the trees and the horizon. We can’t wait to see your screenshots! You’ll need to navigate yourself around narrow spots and put your trolling motor to good use if you are to explore everything in the Sabine River. BE careful you don’t snag your lure in some of these spots around the river! The Sabine River also has plenty of fish for you to catch! Here is the full species list for this venue so you can start planning your strategy: * Black Crappie * Bluegill * Channel Catfish * Largemouth Bass * Longnose Gar * Spotted Bass * White Crappie Including these new species: * Striped Bass * White Bass * Freshwater Drum * Flathead Catfish * Blue Catfish This venue will also have a list of named fish, some of which you named! That you can hunt down and battle into the boat. These fish are harder to catch but are a great way to prove your skill and show off to other anglers. We hope you’re looking forward to getting out on the boat on the Sabine River! If you can’t wait to get your hands on the game, make sure you are signed up to our Closed Alpha (details and link below). If you don’t want to miss a drop of info on all the exciting Bassmaster® Fishing 2022 news, then make sure to follow us on socials and sign up to our newsletter! * Follow us on our social channels [http://www.facebook.com/DovetailFishing] * Sign up to our Bassmaster® Fishing 2022 Newsletter [http://live.dovetailgames.com/auth/register?returnPath=/live/bassmaster-fishing/about-bassmaster-fishing-video-game-2022] * Join our community Discord [http://discord.gg/z9zHX47vBv] * Sign up to our Closed Alpha here! [http://mailchi.mp/9809ab8b7f66/bassmaster-sign-up]
a month ago
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Bassmaster® Online - Bassmaster® Fishing 2022
Today is kick-off for the Bassmaster® Classic at Lake Ray Roberts, Texas and, to celebrate, we wanted to reveal some early info on Bassmaster® Fishing 2022 and how you’ll be able to take on the Classic in game later this year! The Classic is the pinnacle of competitive Bass fishing and Bassmaster® Fishing 2022 will have multiple ways for you to fish your way to the top so you can lift that sought-after, Bassmaster® Classic trophy. Throughout your play-through of Bassmaster® Fishing 2022 you will be able to gain a following, sign on brands and sponsors and improve your setup. Whether you’re in single player, multiplayer or free fishing, you’ll be able to increase your anglers following by catching big fish! Your angler’s career isn’t locked to one mode, but across the whole game. Single Player Mode When you launch Bassmaster® Fishing 2022, you’ll be able to jump straight into your professional bass fishing career. You can either play out the career as one of the professional anglers in game, or you can make your own angler and take on the pros. You’ll start off with a clean slate, competing in the Bassmaster® College Series. Once you graduate from the College Series you’ll then move onto the Opens. To succeed in the Opens, you’ll need to make sure you earn enough points to move onto the Elite Series, and the next step of your Bass angling journey. Once you have competed in the Opens and scored enough points, you can then look ahead to the Elite Series. The Elite Series takes you one step closer to the Bassmaster® Classic and will challenge even the most experienced anglers. If you successfully earn enough points and place high in the Elite Series leader boards, you’ll then be invited to the Bassmaster® Classic. This is where you will take everything you have earned and learned to battle your way to the top of the leader board. Bassmaster® Fishing 2022 will have fully animated cut scenes where your angler will be weighing in, lifting the trophy, and taking their spot in the limelight. The iconic Dave Mercer will be with you all the way, during the weigh in, the trophy sequences, and the voice over throughout your bass fishing career. Throughout your road to the Classic, you’ll need to be at the top of your game, practice out of tournaments, perfect your setup of lures, rods, reels and more. Everything you do will determine whether you have the metal to conquer the water and win the Classic. Bassmaster® Online If you’re done dominating the single player modes, you can take on a whole host of new challenges in our all-new multiplayer. In multiplayer, you’ll take all the experience and equipment you have earned and pit it against other players around the world. Our multiplayer will have several different game modes, one of which being Bassmaster® Online. In Bassmaster® Online, you’ll start off competing in the Opens. After the Opens, you’ll move onto the Elite Series where the stakes are higher, for these, you’ll want to study the lake, practice offline, mark out your best spots to fish and then go head-to-head with other players. Once you defeat the other players in the Elite Series, you can then take on the online Bassmaster® Classic. This competition will be the best of the best, pitting the best players from all over the globe against each other for that coveted #1 spot. With so much at stake, have you got what it takes? Not ready to take on the Bassmaster® Classic? Don’t worry, there will be plenty of other online modes for you to compete in while you practice and build out your equipment. We hope you’re getting excited for the growing world of Bassmaster® Fishing 2022 – make sure you’ve signed up for our Closed Alpha (details and link below), and enjoy all the thrills and spills of the Bassmaster® Classic and all the G-G-G-G-G-G-GIANT BASS on show! * Follow us on our social channels [http://www.facebook.com/DovetailFishing] * Sign up to our Bassmaster® Fishing 2022 Newsletter [http://live.dovetailgames.com/auth/register?returnPath=/live/bassmaster-fishing/about-bassmaster-fishing-video-game-2022] * Join our community Discord [http://discord.gg/z9zHX47vBv] * Sign up to our Closed Alpha here! [http://mailchi.mp/9809ab8b7f66/bassmaster-sign-up]
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Bass Bulletin - JUN.02.2021
**Behind each great game is a great team – and as we develop Bassmaster® Fishing 2022, we want to lift the lid on what we’re up to, and how we’re getting on. ** So, we recently had a chat with our Executive Producer, Ben Gunstone to give us an update on how Bassmaster® Fishing 2022 is coming along. Ben is new to the team at Dovetail Games and is a hobbyist angler. Ben has 25 years of experience in the games industry, starting off at Nintendo, then working on multiple sports games, and eventually moving his way through the industry on lots of great titles, including: Virtua Tennis, Magic: The Gathering, Carmageddon, and many more. So, how is development on Bassmaster® Fishing 2022 coming along? We are sleeves up, heads down. Everyone is super focused on making sure that we try and get all the features in that we have been trying to get in. We are at that stage now where there are multiple different focuses on the game. So, at the moment we are working on multiplayer and getting that working, we're also tackling the career mode, so the single-player structure is in and working. We're making sure that the fishing gameplay experience is both different, fun, and better than previous games. It’s really important that the core of the game is based around the high-octane sport of bass fishing. We're making a sports game and the sport just happens to be fishing, we want the competitive element to be in there from the get-go, as you’d find in any bass fishing real-life tournament. We saw that at the Sabine River event 40,000 people went to see that live. Last year’s Bassmaster® Elite series in New York drew in 7.2 million viewers. What are the challenges with game development? I've told anyone that I’ve made a game for that give me enough time and money and I can make anything, I mean literally anything. Effectively development is a classic triangle of time, cost, and quality, and if you pull on one it pulls on the others. If you increase the quality of something it will take more time, or if you reduce the time it's going to reduce the cost, but it also reduces the quality at the same time. They are all intrinsically linked together, and that compromise is finding that balance between those three points continually. You balance and make decisions on that triangle all the way through development and those decisions have more pressure and more consequences the closer you get towards the end, because you’re running out of time! Every game is the sum of the compromises you've had to make to get it out the door. You can take that as a negative or a positive, I think every single game I've ever worked on everyone has wild and wonderful dreams at the start of it. The best part of making a game is the first month when you are just deep in design, and you just come up with all these great ideas and it is just such fun. Then you spend the next number of months or years, depending how big the game is, slowly whittling that down until you find the core experience that you really want, that grips players and provides that enjoyment we all hope to achieve from a game. A lot of work is going into the multiplayer side of the game, can you tell us about it? First up, it’s all completely new! We used to use a peer-to-peer system which is a multi-player system where when you set up a game, you become the host on your console or pc, and you invite players to join you. This meant that you were the host, data goes backwards and forwards. Then we have something called ‘host migration’, so if you dropped out, another connected player would turn into the host but when everyone quits, that session ends. Bassmaster® Fishing 2022 will have a dedicated server system, so there will always be a server. So, no one will be the host, everyone connects as a client to the dedicated server. That means we can control what hardware it is running on for starters, we can tune that hardware to meet the requirements that we need and balance that against the cost. The advantages are we'll be having a lot more players. We've tested so far up to 59 players, we intend to see where that limit lies, it might be higher than that, it might be lower than that. We just need to balance that against all sorts of different options, so there’s the cost of how much it takes the hardware to allow 50 to 60 players onto a server at one time, versus the playability and corresponding performance as well – we also need to ask questions like: ‘will 60 players on one of our lakes feel crowded?’ We have not got to testing that, but it’s on our to do list! How is the single player part of the game progressing? We are working on that right now because it’s really important alongside the multiplayer that the single-player career mode feels solid. It needs to feel like you can progress through the Bassmaster® tournament series up to and including the weigh-in celebration sequence that you see at the end of an Elite series and the Classic in the stadium. We are recreating both of those and I’ve got a team working on it right now. I can't show you any screenshots because the animation’s a bit wonky at the moment, we have got one guy without a head, and great big, long arms wandering around the scene, but yeah, it will look lovely by the time it’s finished. How has it been working from home for the team? It has both positive and negative effects on the team, and potentially the game as well. The positives are that it gives people the opportunity to be able to get their head down in a comfortable environment and remove themselves from office distractions. Not having a commute means you can use that time usefully; I don't necessarily mean do more work. I go to the gym in the morning twice a week which I’d never have had the time to do beforehand and that makes me feel better, it makes me feel more energized and it’s a far better way to start the day off than sat in a car in traffic. The flip side of that is with creative meetings that are online, they become a little bit more stilted. As soon as you have more than three people in an online meeting you must be very careful about who's talking, everyone's quite used to it now too so if someone else is talking, you stay quiet and let them do the talking. Let’s say you’re designing a new feature. You want that spontaneity, and you want that creativity that comes from bouncing ideas off of each other, which doesn’t necessarily happen in online meetings. You might find that some people feel like they don't have an opportunity to talk because someone else is talking, they don't feel comfortable in interjecting because of you online meeting rules. It makes me wonder what could have happened to the design of a specific feature if we were actually sat in a room together, versus sat in our own rooms at home during the meeting online. Overall, I think it’s a positive thing that allows Dovetail to have access to a more diverse pool of people to employ. I’m saying that personally because I would never have applied for this job if it didn't have the opportunity to work from home. I think I found a great job working for a great company who supported me and I’m supporting them. Thank you, Ben, for this first insight into what’s going on behind the scenes at Bassmaster® Fishing 2022. We’ll be inviting him back soon to provide you with an update on our progress as we get closer to release! To keep up to date on all the latest information on Bassmaster® Fishing 2022 make sure to follow us on social and sign up to our newsletter. * Follow us on our social channels [http://www.facebook.com/DovetailFishing] * Sign up to our Bassmaster® Fishing 2022 Newsletter [http://live.dovetailgames.com/auth/register?returnPath=/live/bassmaster-fishing/about-bassmaster-fishing-video-game-2022] * Join our community Discord [http://discord.gg/z9zHX47vBv] * Sign up to our Closed Alpha here! [http://mailchi.mp/9809ab8b7f66/bassmaster-sign-up]
2 months ago
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Bassmaster® Fishing 2022 - Closed Alpha FAQ
How do I sign up for the Closed Alpha? You can sign up here via this link – Closed Alpha Sign Up Form [https://mailchi.mp/9809ab8b7f66/bassmaster-sign-up] When does the Closed Alpha start? We will confirm the start date to all players who have signed up soon. How long is the Closed Alpha going on for? We will confirm the end date of the Closed Alpha the same time we send out the start date. How do I access the Discord? We have our community Discord up and running already, you can access that here [http://discord.gg/cKz462uudu]. For the Closed Alpha we will have private channels, we will let you know how to access these once you receive your key. Why is the Alpha not open all the time? We want to make sure the sessions we run are worthwhile, for both you and us. In order for us to properly test out functionalities like multiplayer, we want to make sure we have as many players playing at the same time as possible, so we can get live feedback and you can experience the game as we hope it will be enjoyed live. We will aim to have regular structured sessions, and we’re hoping to be able to have more free sessions as the Alpha progresses so you can enjoy the game at your own leisure. Why am I being asked to sign a Non-Disclosure Agreement (NDA)? Signing an NDA is common practice for games companies providing players access to pre-public content. The Closed Alpha is a test-build, so is not for consumption by those not part of the Closed Alpha programme. Why can’t I get into a game? The Closed Alpha takes part over set sessions at set times. Please refer to the email you’re sent with your key for the schedule. Why is the frame rate locked? As we are in Alpha, the team must focus on specific areas of the game. For now, the frame rate is locked so the team can work on other parts of the game. This is not a reflection of the frame rate performance players can expect with the final game. Will there be more content or modes in the Closed Alpha? During the Closed Alpha we may add or remove items, modes and more. This will change depending on the testing and the work that the development team are doing. We will be aiming for regular new builds, and if anything is updated that changes your gameplay experience, we’ll let you know through the Discord server and the invite email. How do I give feedback? Surveys will be sent out to players and we also have a closed Discord channel for our Closed Alpha players for you to provide us with both live and retrospective feedback. This is really important for us, so please let us know how you get on when you’re playing, and we hope you can take the time to fill out the surveys and help shape future development of the game. Please refer to the email you are sent with your key for the Discord access.
2 months ago
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Toledo Bend - Bassmaster® Fishing 2022
Here is another one of the great venues you'll be fishing on in Bassmaster® Fishing 2022 - Toledo Bend! Although work is still being done on the water, we wanted to share a sneak peek at the ongoing pre-alpha work on Toledo Bend. Toledo Bend is a reservoir on the Sabine River straddling Texas and Louisiana, Toledo Bend is the largest man-made body of water in Southern USA. Bassmaster® Fishing 2022’s section of Toledo Bend will be mostly in the Louisiana portion. In Bassmaster® Fishing 2022, the art team are using high resolution textures, meaning that rock faces and other textures around the venue will look better than ever so you can fully immerse yourself when you’re out on the water. The spawn point of the venue will be next to the famous Cypress Bend Park, from which you'll be able to see the stunning scenery that emulate real-life points of interest across the park. As you explore the rest of Toledo Bend, you'll uncover boat houses around the bank sides and foliage that is accurate to the area. Shorelines will be covered in tall Pines, Oak trees and more, and under the water, the foliage is just as diverse as the shoreline. Toledo Bend will also feature brush piles, shallow shorelines, cascading trees, debris build up and much more. When you jump into Bassmaster® Fishing 2022 and launch Toledo Bend, you’ll have lots of fish to target, including: * Black Crappie * Blue Catfish * Bluegill * Channel Catfish * Flathead Catfish * Largemouth Bass * Longnose Gar * Pumpkin Seed * Spotted Bass * Striped Bass * White Bass * White Crappie * Freshwater Drum We’re excited for all of you to start exploring Toledo Bend and to catch all the great fish this venue has to offer! To keep up to date with everything Bassmaster® Fishing 2022, make sure you subscribe to our newsletter and follow us on our socials. * Follow us on our social channels [http://www.facebook.com/DovetailFishing] * Sign up to our Bassmaster® Fishing 2022 Newsletter [http://live.dovetailgames.com/auth/register?returnPath=/live/bassmaster-fishing/about-bassmaster-fishing-video-game-2022] * Join our community Discord [http://discord.gg/z9zHX47vBv]
2 months ago
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Falcon Boats - Bassmaster® Fishing 2022
We have been working with Falcon Boats to bring you their F20 Predator to Bassmaster® Fishing 2022. Falcon Boats aim is to make the best high quality and high performing tournament-worthy boats, which is exactly why we wanted our players to get their hands on the F20 Predator in Bassmaster® Fishing 2022. Here is a pre-alpha look in Bassmaster® Fishing 2022, one of many boats you'll be able to use when the game comes out later this year. Our Art team are working hard on a stunning boat wrap design to finish this boat. So, for now , we wanted to share with you how the 3D model looks in-game and how one of our artists , Vincent, has made the F20 Predator. How we make the boats When making boats for Bassmaster® Fishing 2022, the team has a process to go through to make sure the boats look as good as possible in-game! We spoke to Vincent Turner one of our 3D Artists, who broke down the important steps when it comes to making boats for the game. 3D Model Vincent will first pull reference images of the boat he is going to make; with these references he starts to block out the basic shapes in 3D modelling software. Once the basic shapes are in place, we then work on scaling to make sure that we have the correct proportions between different aspects of the boat. Now that the boat’s scale is correct, Vincent can then focus on modelling the details, all these extra details are what bring the boat to life. Getting the model right is one of the longest tasks when making a boat. Currently the images you are seeing are still work in progress, but we want the boat to replicate the real life one as close as possible, so Vincent will spend more time focusing on this early part of the process. UVs (The letters "U" and "V" denote the axes of the 2D texture) Next up, the 3D model needs to be unwrapped to make UVs. Imagine you have made a cube out of paper and you need to take the cube apart into one 2D flat piece - this process is the same, but your cube is the boat and the final flat piece at the end is your UV. This is an important step because the UVs tell the engine how to map the 2D texture images onto the 3D model. Texturing After being unwrapped, the boat can now be textured. Textures like carpet, rubber, metal, and more are designed and painted onto the model to start making it look like a real boat. For Bassmaster® Fishing 2022, the artists have a new method for texturing the boats. Before, we would use one texture tile for the whole boat, but now, the artists are able to use multiple texture tiles on one boat. What this means is that boat textures will be at a higher resolution and look better than ever before. In-Engine Once the boat has been textured, it is then brought across into the game engine. In engine we can change the colour for lots of different parts on the boat, and this is done by splitting the boat out into separate parameters. Once this step is done, the boat is then handed over to the rest of the team to be rigged for animation. In-Game In Bassmaster® Fishing 2022, you’ll work up the ranks as you conquer tournaments. You’ll be able to equip yourself with better kit as you travel along your journey to the Bassmaster® Classic. Boats such as the F20 Predator will have you shooting around the water quicker and ultimately, will help you in your quest to lift that coveted Bassmaster® Classic trophy. The F20 Predator is just one of many great boats you’ll be able to use in Bassmaster® Fishing 2022, so make sure you don't miss a drop of info on the great equipment you'll be using later this year by following us on our social channels and joining our Bassmaster® Fishing 2022 Newsletter! * Follow us on our social channels [http://www.facebook.com/DovetailFishing] * Sign up to our Bassmaster® Fishing 2022 Newsletter [http://live.dovetailgames.com/auth/register?returnPath=/live/bassmaster-fishing/about-bassmaster-fishing-video-game-2022] * Join our community Discord [http://discord.gg/z9zHX47vBv]
2 months ago
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Scott Martin in-game - Bassmaster® Fishing 2022
Over the course of the coming weeks, we'll be sharing our progress on more of our pro anglers, but we thought it only appropriate to start with Scott. Bringing Scott Martin to life in our game is an exciting challenge for the team at Dovetail Games, as this will be the first time you can play as or compete against in game pros on the water. Whilst these images are absolutely work-in-progress in our pre-alpha builds, we wanted to share with you the process of building a character within Bassmaster® Fishing 2022. We hope you enjoy! The team must first take reference images of Scott Martin and identify key features to make the 3D model look as good as possible - facial hair, eye position, ear height, body shape, jawline - these are just a handful of things we take into consideration when modelling an angler. 3D Modelling Scott Martin Once these fundamentals have been worked on, the team then needs to move onto other important tasks such as textures. Textures are key to making equipment, clothing, and faces look natural in game. The work that goes into designing anglers also gets built directly into the game. We’ll go into more detail at a later date about the customisation options you’ll have when making your own angler in game. Facial Features When we put our anglers out onto the water, that's when the fun really starts. We need to make sure the environmental lighting works with our 3D models. Lighting is a task that the team is working on at the moment - and you can see that, at this stage, things are not quite there yet! This ensures that shadows, highlights, and textures look as accurate as possible. Using Unreal Engine 4.26 gives the team a full host of new tools to work on throughout the development process, which we'll be talking about more in the coming weeks. Working with the environment We know how important your tournament jerseys are so, Bassmaster® Fishing 2022 has multiple professional jerseys to pick out that make your angler look like a pro. We make the jerseys and work with our partners to include their logos, so you can expect to see some of your favourite brands represented when you target your first Bassmaster® Classic win! Tournament Jersey We will have future updates on the progress the team is making with our anglers. Keep your eyes peeled to see who's next! If you don't want to miss any info on our anglers, equipment, and venues then make sure to - * Follow us on our social channels [http://www.facebook.com/DovetailFishing] * Sign up to our Bassmaster® Fishing 2022 Newsletter [http://live.dovetailgames.com/auth/register?returnPath=/live/bassmaster-fishing/about-bassmaster-fishing-video-game-2022] * Join our community Discord [http://discord.gg/z9zHX47vBv]
2 months ago
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Favorite Fishing USA - Bassmaster® Fishing 2022
The first focus on pro gear in Bassmaster® Fishing 2022, is with Favorite Fishing. Favorite Fishing USA is a Christian-based company focused on grass-roots growth. It specializes in rods and carries a line of reels, and apparel. Favorite Fishing has been working closely with our team to create realistic, high quality rods and reels for Bassmaster® Fishing 2022. Favorite Fishing are also sponsors for Scott Martin and Skylar Hamilton, you'll not only see their branding directly on your jersey in game, but you'll also be able to build out your dream tackle setup using Favorite Fishing Equipment. Rods We know how important it is to have the right kit when out on the water so, Bassmaster® Fishing 2022 will feature multiple rods from Favorite Fishing. There will be a range of medium, heavy, and extra heavy rods to use, such as the White Bird Spinning rod, pictured below. Reels It’s not just Favorite Fishing rods you’ll be using in game - you'll also have a selection of Favorite reels to choose from too. The Soleus XCS is just one of many that you can equip. Combine this great reel with the right rod, and you’ll be fighting bass with ease! Catching big bass starts with using the best equipment available. Working with Favorite Fishing means you can be one step closer to experiencing the very best of bass fishing on Bassmaster® Fishing 2022. Make sure you don't miss a drop of info on the great equipment you'll be using in Bassmaster® Fishing 2022 – * Follow us on our social channels [http://www.facebook.com/DovetailFishing] * Sign up to our Bassmaster® Fishing 2022 Newsletter [http://live.dovetailgames.com/auth/register?returnPath=/live/bassmaster-fishing/about-bassmaster-fishing-video-game-2022] * Join our community Discord [http://discord.gg/z9zHX47vBv]
3 months ago
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Behind The Scenes EP1 - Bassmaster® Fishing 2022
Behind the scenes starts here, episode 1 is out now [http://youtu.be/qWzA0SlFAwc]! Episode 1 is an intro into the series and you can expect deeper dives into the topics we'll be discussing along our community roadmap [http://live.dovetailgames.com/live/bassmaster-fishing/articles/article/community-roadmap-bassmaster-r-fishing-2022] . The development team has been working hard on Bassmaster® Fishing 2022 and we want to give you a peek at how they are making this great game. The team will be showing you lots of exciting things such as how they make our anglers and equipment in the game, the design behind new game modes, our engine upgrade, gameplay, and much more. Our new engine upgrade gives the team a whole host of new tools to use, Unreal Engine 4.26 opens up lots of possibilities when working on Bassmaster® Fishing 2022. This also means we can take advantage of the power next generation consoles provide! Brush piles! The team has been working on how fish move around our venues in the game, this means that points of interest such as brush piles will be keen spots to find. New tools will be given to the player to help keep track of where these are in different locations. Working with Bassmaster® means we can bring you the same glory the pros get when holding up that trophy! Our artists have been sculpting these stunning trophies for our players. In Bassmaster® Fishing 2022 you can expect new cosmetics, jerseys, character models, and much more. In May you'll be seeing how the team gets to 3D scan our anglers, design new jerseys and implement these new additions into the game. Each month we will have a new BTS episode so make sure you are following us on our socials [http://www.facebook.com/DovetailFishing], subscribed to our YouTube [http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCan7iJoLirNXLKSr8RKFvrQ] channel, and signed up to our Bassmaster® Fishing 2022 newsletter [http://bit.ly/Bassmaster22Register1] so you don't miss a drop of info!
3 months ago
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Community Roadmap - Bassmaster® Fishing 2022
Our community roadmap is a great way for players to see what exciting content we have coming up on the horizon. Below you can find some more details about each topic such as the beta, when you can expect detailed gameplay and much more. Pro Anglers & Pro Gear In May we will be covering the pro anglers in our game and some of the great equipment they get to use. You'll see some behind the scenes around how the development team makes our angler models in game. We will be showing off the sponsors we have on board so you know what equipment you can use, just like the professionals. During this you can also expect details around the exciting venues that will be in the game such as the Sabine river. The Bassmaster® Classic The Bassmaster® Classic takes place on June 11th - 13th at Lake Ray Roberts, Texas. Not only will we be rooting for our favourite anglers, but you can expect more behind the scenes, streams and content showing you how you too can move up through the ranks and win the Classic in Bassmaster® Fishing 2022. Game modes Game modes! What new and exciting modes does Bassmaster® Fishing 2022 include? We are going to deep dive into the great new challenges that lay ahead, Bassmaster® Fishing 2022 has a host of new modes that you will be able to tackle through when the game launches later this year. We will be covering everything from single player modes to our new and exciting multiplayer options. Gameplay We have covered the anglers, the equipment, the great venues, how you can tackle the Classic, and what game modes we will have, but what about gameplay? Well, just before our beta we will be showing you in-depth gameplay. You'll see what its like in Bassmaster® Fishing 2022 to get out on the water and start filling up the livewell. Beta That's right, a beta! You'll be able to play parts of Bassmaster® Fishing 2022 before it's even released, this is an exciting chance for us to work closely with the community and to make sure this is the best bass fishing experience. We will be letting everyone know in good time how to take part in the beta, so keep an eye out on our socials for more info later this year. Release Our final step on the community roadmap is release! You'll finally be able to get your hands on the game and start making a name for yourself in Bassmaster® Fishing 2022. Make sure to follow us on all our social channels so you don't miss out on any of this exciting content! You can also sign up for our shiny Bassmaster® Fishing 2022 newsletters [http://bit.ly/Bassmaster22Register1] and get all your bass goodness in one place, saving you from endlessly scrolling on your socials waiting for the latest news (unless that's your vibe, of course).
3 months ago
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Who is Scott Martin?
Scott Martin is a professional Bass angler from Florida. Born in 1975, Scott joined the B.A.S.S. tour in 2020 with the aim to fulfil the family legacy of winning the biggest prize in sport - the Bassmaster® Classic. He joins after being the most successful angler of all time on the FLW tournament trail, amassing over $2.9m in prize money. Scott has competed in over 30 B.A.S.S. tournaments and caught upwards of 640lbs in bass! With so much experience, it is no surprise that the team at Dovetail Games is working with Scott to bring players the most authentic bass fishing experience. It’s not just Scott who has a passion for bass fishing in his family, his farther worked closely with Ray Scott in the early days of B.A.S.S. and his daughter is now out on the water and creating a name for herself in bass angling. Scott Martin & Dovetail Games Scott Martin has been working closely with the team at Dovetail Games to bring players a truly competitive bass fishing game. Using his knowledge about bass, the development team have been working on new systems to improve on fish AI, ways to track fish and much more. We have also been working with Scott’s sponsors. Bass equipment manufacturer - Favorite, is just one of the many big sponsors getting involved with the game, so players can experience all the great equipment pro anglers get to use. In May we will be giving a breakdown of the pro anglers in the game and all the exciting equipment you’ll be able to use, so be sure to keep an eye out for that on Dovetail Live and our Social channels! Bassmaster® Fishing 2022 In Bassmaster® Fishing 2022 you will be able to play as Scott Martin or compete against him. Bassmaster® Fishing 2022 will feature multiple pro anglers from the Bassmaster® leagues, so you can fulfil that dream of winning the Classic! To keep up with all things Bassmaster® Fishing 2022 you can sign up for our Newsletter over on our Bassmaster® hub [http://bit.ly/Bassmaster22Register1].
3 months ago
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Who are Bassmaster®?
B.A.S.S. In 1967, Ray Scott started competitive bass fishing by forming the Bass Anglers Sportsman Society, B.A.S.S.. Since then, B.A.S.S. has been enhancing and supporting the sport of bass fishing every year, reaching huge audiences and creating one of the biggest platforms for competitive bass fishing. Bassmaster® Tournaments Bassmaster® has multiple tournaments which gives anglers of all levels a chance to take part in competitive bass fishing. Bassmaster® Elite Series Every year anglers battle it out in the Bassmaster® Elite Series to fight for a chance to enter and win the Bassmaster® Classic. Pro & amateur anglers must qualify for the Elite Series through the Bassmaster® Opens or the B.A.S.S. Nation. The elite series has 8 season events, and two angler of the year fish offs with $11 Million in prizes up for grabs! Bassmaster® Classic The Bassmaster® Classic, often referred to as the “Super Bowl of fishing” is one of the worlds largest fishing events held once every year. Coming first place in the Classic doesn’t only mean you win one of the most prestigious fishing competitions, but you also win a huge $300,000! The Bassmaster® Classic runs over a total of 3 days on 1 venue. The tournament runs catch-and-release rules, anglers need to catch & keep 5 of their heaviest bass, fish must measure at least 12 inches (or as the state law requires), and they must be kept alive for the weigh-in or the angler will incur a penalty. After the second day of the tournament only the top 25 anglers can move onto the third day. At the end of the three days the angler with the highest total weight wins the Classic. Bassmaster® Fishing 2022 In Bassmaster® Fishing 2022 you too will be able to compete to win the Bassmaster® Classic. You’ll be casting your way through the ranks to finally win the greatest competition in bass fishing, the Bassmaster® Classic. If you can't wait to see more then make sure to follow us on our socials, and to keep an eye out on the Dovetail Live Hub for Bassmaster® Fishing 2022 [http://live.dovetailgames.com/live/bassmaster-fishing/about-bassmaster-fishing-video-game-2022] .
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Bassmaster® Fishing 2022
The Official Video Game of B.A.S.S.® where you can experience the thrill of Big Bass Fishing, coming this fall. Have you got what it takes? We’re excited to announce that Bassmaster® Fishing 2022 is coming to PlayStation, Xbox and PC this Fall! Dovetail Games have teamed up with Bassmaster® and Scott Martin to bring you the biggest bass fishing video game ever made, Bassmaster® Fishing 2022. Jon Rissik, CEO of Dovetail Games says: “Partnering with a prestigious organization like Bassmaster and an elite angler like Scott Martin is incredibly exciting, especially for our passionate team of anglers creating the game. The expertise, experience, and knowledge of Bassmaster and Scott will help ensure a fantastic and authentic sports fishing experience. We are also thrilled to announce that we are title sponsor of the forthcoming Bassmaster Elite Event taking place on the Sabine River in Orange, Texas between April 8 and 11.’’ Bruce Akin, CEO of B.A.S.S. is just as excited; “B.A.S.S. remains at the forefront of promoting fishing and reaching out to new and younger audiences. We are incredibly excited to be partnering with Dovetail Games on Bassmaster Fishing 2022 game and we can’t wait to see our tournaments and anglers featured in-game. Having the official video game as the title sponsor for the Elite event at the Sabine River demonstrates how successful this partnership is going to be.” Scott Martin can’t wait to return; “I’m pumped to be working with Dovetail Games again. Everyone knows I have unfinished family business and my aim is to win the biggest prize in bass fishing. I’m so excited that fans will get the opportunity to try to do the same through the game. It would be incredible to win my first Elite event when Bassmaster Fishing 2022 is the title sponsor." Each month between now and launch, we will be keeping you up to date with news across different areas of Bassmaster® Fishing 2022. There will be behind-the-scenes videos, weekly streams and regular content across our social media channels. To keep up to date with all the latest news visit the Bassmaster® Fishing 2022 hub [http://live.dovetailgames.com/live/bassmaster-fishing/about-bassmaster-fishing-video-game-2022] .
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