Fishing with Friends

Fishing with Friends is a multiplayer tablet game about the damaging impact of overfishing on marine ecosystems. In the game players compete to earn money by catching fish. But as the game progresses, overzealous fishing results in damage to a simulated ocean ecosystem. The game is designed to illustrate an example of a tragedy of the commons situation and challenge players to devise sustainable strategies to preserve shared ocean resources.

About Us

Game Design: Sarah D’Angelo, D. Harmon Pollock, and Michael Horn
Software: D. Harmon Pollock and Felix Hu
Graphics and Sounds: Ed Enriquez, EJ Lee, and Katelyn Muller
Funding: This work was supported by the National Science Foundation under grant DGE-1324585 and the Dr. Scholl Foundation. Any opinions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the NSF or the Dr. Scholl Foundation.