Dredge the upcoming fishing, mystery, and adventure game from Black Salt Games, and Team17 has a demo available. If you have a Nintendo Switch, you can try it out before the game comes out later this month.
The Dredge is a unique indie game where you play as a fisherman. They have a fishing boat, which allows you to explore the world, sell fish, upgrade your vessel, and talk to the locals. It is kind of like Sunless Sea, but with more fishing. Dredge also reminds me of the Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker in some ways.
Captain your fishing trawler to explore a collection of remote isles, and their surrounding depths, to see what lies below. Sell your catch to the locals and complete quests to learn more about each area’s troubled past. Outfit your boat with better equipment to trawl deep-sea trenches and navigate to far-off lands but keep an eye on the time. You might not like what finds you in the dark…
The Dredge looks like it will be a good game from a small New Zealand team.
I have not had a chance to try the demo, but it should be a way to decide if the game is something you might like to play more of.
The game comes out on 30th March 2023 on Nintendo Switch, PC, PlayStation and Xbox consoles.
All preorders get a platform-specific in-game fishing rod.