Bob&Dob is a fishing game made for #GBJAM5

! this game is still unfinished and w.i.p. In the end we couldn't find enough time to spend on the jam. :( We're planning on releasing a post-jam update though! :)

v0.2 update:

  • Added an outline to the switch which controls the first gate (it was too hard to see previously)
  • Fixed the music fade delay for when jumping in and out of the water.
  • Removed the ability for users to enter debug-mode :p
  • Enabled fullscreen mode on :)

! known bugs !

  • When you buy the NYI palettes, the game turns pure black, don't worry the game hasn't crashed. All the colors have just turned black. You can switch the game back by activating another palette, this might be hard though. I should've disabled the last 2 palettes but it's something that got forgotten near the end of the jam. :<

Expect to see an update somewhere in the future!


  • directional keys: move
  • F: cast rod / forward in menu's
  • D: reel back / backward in menu's
  • S: toggle shop
  • Enter: toggle fish-list


This is a game about fishing together with your best buddy. You search the ocean for the rarest of fish, and upgrade your fishing gear to become the best fisherman the world has ever seen.


audio: Shannon Mason @Pongball
art: Diane de Wilde @Ziryf
programming/art: Richard Lems @Rilemtwit

StatusIn development
Rated 4.7 out of 5 stars
(112 total ratings)
AuthorRichard Lems
Made withConstruct
Tags8-Bit, Game Boy, GBJam, gbjam5, NES (Nintendo Entertainment System), Pixel Art, Retro, Side Scroller


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I love your games! I use construct as well and playing your stuff has been a big inspiration for me :D

There isn't a gb rom?

Hm, how am I supposed to get the third rod uopgrade if enemies no longer respawn? :-(

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HELP!! i think my buddy(he seems to me like a seal) has been stuck.

oh.. i can grab him.

btw great game!!


Turtle shouldn't be the "boss" fish, as it is easy to get. Who could be - is the monster fish, which only swims in deepest depths.

Also, i couldn't resist to purchase the Azure Lemon palette, but didn't know that i won't find any more fish afterwards to purchase the UltraGreat Rod, so i was basically stuck with current level of fishing equipment )

Esta muy guapo el juego. Si que me da el feelling de ser un juego de GB.

Es cierto que como un juego al que le puedas echar horas se queda algo corto, pero creo que puede arreglarse "facilmente" con un par de misiones adicionales, un poco de historia y esas cosas que se suelen agregar. Sin embargo, tampoco creo que lo necesite.

Love this game! <3


just played this for an hour before realizing i couldn't get further without the fairyrod, but i had fished everywhere so i got softlocked. very fun game, loved it.


Really smooth, fun, refreshing and calming experience. Love the way you can go deeper and deeper when you get better equipment, I got a kinda Subnautica vibe from it. The wavy effects at the water surface and underwater are pure awesomeness.
The game is still at the "unfinished demo" state (no real end), but truly enjoyable already.

What a gem! Would pay for this if I could play on Analogue Pocket.

So cute! And very relaxing! I love playing while listening to waves

I see what you did there with the 'V8' engine! Nice and relaxing game though.

not a bad game, but I am not sure if there is an actual ende to it.
like I got the first 3 rods, caught everything that is in its range and the only way left to go is uderground eastwards but the rod i too short for that (even though it doesnt seem like a bigge rone would make a difference)

Did I see all there is to the game? :-)

This was surprisingly immersive and relaxing, good stuff

you should port this to GB

how to catch fish?


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does anyone have the link to the music? the shop one especially



I really wish I had a gameboy that could play this game - it has such a nostalgic, chill and engaging vibe. Nice touches like the weather and the depth affecting sight underwater. I really like the contrast between the land vs underwater atmosphere (the music is great at emphasising this).

In an age where games tend to give you a map and instruct you where to go, I love the sense of discovery here - buying better equipment and exploring the world myself means I get greater joy when I come across a pocket of yummy fish :)

I hope you finish this game one day, I'd love to play it with the fish:money ratio balanced out.


I loved this game, but I think I ran out of fish? Is it correct to assume there isn't enough fish to buy anything worth 1200 if you bought other things beforehand? Maybe I'm just bad at looking...
Anyways, I loved the graphics of this game and it was so calming. I was really glad there was no health or stamina or anything to hinder my search for fish. It would be great if there was a release with an "endless" mode as people have been suggesting that respawns the fish, but I actually enjoyed the concept that I could empty the ocean and eventually catch all the fish. 


Heartless creature. How dare you destroy the ocean! :P But yeah since the game was made for a game jam, there wasn't enough time to completely balance all the things you can buy with the amount of fish in the sea. I'm glad you enjoyed it though! It might be interesting to make a better version of this game some day ^^




same thing happend to me lol


to bad i can,t play this on my GBA sp

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I really love this game, the concept, and the areas available. I would love to see a full version. Already i can spend hours just exploring. I wish the fish respawned as well, as you can't make enough money to upgrade things to try.

I hope you finish it someday. I was really enjoying it.

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cute game and I like the graphics but it seems like the fish and other creatures do not respawn

Very cute game, the color palette works well for it :) saving this for later to play more.

Nice! Love the color palette too!

Adorably Cute!


um i have found a glitch where i casted my rod at starter location and my bait made me fly up into the air

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this works on any hard surface that is close to the boat



Really cool.  Almost got bored and quit early from being repetitive, but then bought the first line upgrade and had fun exploring.  A couple of things:

Do the fish not respawn?  I upgraded my engine and bag and then couldn't find enough fish to upgrade my line further.  Would have spent my money differently and wasn't as much fun trying to find every single fish in the ocean.

Would be cool if there was a "town" or something.  Maybe like Harvest Moon where you try to catch as many fish as you can for the day then go into town and interact with people.  Something to break up the endless fishing would be good I think.


Hey thanks! That town / day loop idea would be very cool! Currently the fish indeed do not respawn. You can actually empty the sea eventually. :p Our idea for this jam was metroidvania+fishing, but in the end it was a bit too ambitious for a gamejam (a very common pitfall for me).

Thank you for playing and taking the time to write a comment. :)


No problem!  I think it is a very cool idea and cute art & pet

I really enjoyed playing this game. Not what I was expecting when I clicked on a fishing game, but I was not disappointed! This was utterly charming.

This is so awesome ! Can I know with what you develop your games ? ^^

nice music

Awesome game
feels like i want to "be" in this world more and more
want to discover new places \ new characters \ new events \ new game mechanics
i want to save game and after come back - load and continue "Adventure" : ]


This Game Deserves a Trailer, So I made one!

(+2) calling my guy back from deep waters, my boat just floated into the sky and stayed there. :(

my boat just fly up into the sky and i fish from above the cloud


Cool game.
Seems like the "dead end?" is the end since there isn't much more to explore after that.

I like the concept.
Looking forwward to the full game!

This is a super cool game, but I can't figure out how to save. Is there no such feature or am I just stupid? :)

You're not stupid, there is no save feature at the moment sorry. :p

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