Tap Tap Fish – AbyssRium Pole Spring Event All Hidden Fish Guide

This is a guide for Tap Tap Fish – AbyssRium Pole, with only the 2020 Spring Event information. Please consider supporting my Patreon (and get perks!) if my guides help you. See the main guide for a more comprehensive set of information and for links to other events. 

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2020-03-27: Event is live! 

Spring Event Summary

Tap the Frosty Book icon in the bottom left of the screen to see the fish quests. There’s some new UI elements too, so be sure to poke around in those.

Unlike regular AbyssRium, this event simply uses Vitality nistead of it’s own event currency. Just complete the tasks and unlock the fish. There’s also 3 event customization items that cost a hefty 1500 pearls each—but they’re not required to unlock any fish!

  • New fish:
    • 10 cost Vitality
      • 1 hidden
    • 2 Paid IAP Fish (one seems to be permanent, one limited)
  • 3 Event customization items
    • 1500 pearls each
  • Currency: Regular vitality
    • Total cost: Depends on your present vitality
  • “Advanced Tutorial” added (permanent)
    • Unlock Brown Bunny
    • Pearl and Vitality rewards
  • Daily mission added (permanent)
    • Get a few minutes worth of skill casts as rewards

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Commission: Bunny Nath by @mi3li!

It’s Nath time again, this time I got an adorable commission from @mi3li. It turned out great, I wanted to see her in something cute! (Yeah, I went bunny suit again, it’s a classic.) I also got a TapTap Avatar from them! If you have a 100% Orange Juice addition too, make sure to join our Discord Server to coordinate games with us!

Most Nath fan art seems to go without prosthetics for whatever reason, so I asked for a version of that too:

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The Minimalist Game PR Email: A GIF, A Link, & A Steam Key

Not everyone can hire a PR person, especially indie game devs often working as a one-person-team. That said, I often get a lot of…rough emails from devs.  As an example, here’s a barely edited sample directly from my inbox:

A game PR email containing nothing more than

The obvious issue here is…I know nothing about the game. Sure, I could click that link, but it’s just as easy to click the ‘archive message’ button, and with 50+ emails in my box, that’s probably my first reflex nine times out of ten if you don’t make an impression. I wish I could say this is rare, but I get a lot of these. A few very basic PR services even send out emails that are basically this with better formatting.

And I get it! Almost certainly you’re a gamedev first and a PR person second. Or third. Fifth. Sixteenth. That’s fine! But even solo or hobby game devs still need to do a little homemade PR too.  Let’s take a look at creating a Minimum Viable Product for game PR that gets people to actually look at your game even if we can’t pay someone to just do it for us.

Game PR as a Minimum Viable Product

You’ve probably heard of Minimum Viable Products before; it’s all about making the simplest, easiest, cheapest thing that (you think) will actually solve your/your client’s problem. And hey, there’s something to be said about minimalism in general for PR—I’m no big YouTuber, and even I get 10+ emails a day most days. I’m sure major review sites are getting many, many times more than that. You’re going to need to assume anyone looking at your email is getting dozens of similar pitches.

Here’s what helps me the most, as a gaming YouTuber with far, far more emails than time:

  • A GIF of the game
  • A link to the Steam/itch.io/etc page
  • A review key to actually play the game right now

That’s it. You can and probably should give me a little text snippet describing the game, but really, a good GIF can really sell that on it’s own. Show me just enough of the game to give me a sense of the gameplay, the setting, the mood. Something your target audience will see and think “yep, I want that!”.

You can use a YouTube video instead if you like, especially if music/sound is critical to your game; when I say “GIF” I mean something short, small, and punchy. Even if it’s a video, think Vine, not RedLetterMedia.

GIFs are Magic

What’s so great about a GIF? Let’s use an a (fake) copy example, pretending I’m pitching Assault Android Cactus.

Assault Android Cactus is a score-based Twin-Stick Shooter available on Steam featuring full controller support, multiple game modes, and 9 selectable characters with unique weapons.

If you got that in your email, would you be interested? Maybe you really like Twin Stick shooters, but there’s a lot of those. Let’s try a GIF that takes as about as long to watch as that took to read, this one from FutureBetaGamer:

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Tap Tap Fish – AbyssRium March 2020 Retro Event All Hidden Fish Guide

This is a guide for Tap Tap Fish – AbyssRium, with only the 2020 March  Retro Event information. Please consider supporting my Patreon (and get perks!) if my guides help you. See the main guide for a more comprehensive set of information and for links to other events. 

Video guide is up! It doubles as a review for the event/fish:

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2020-03-09: Event is out! All hidden fish unlocks are already found. Video Guide.

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Commission: Bunny Suit Nath Chibi by Kinoglossia

Wasn’t expecting this one so fast! I commissioned Chen aka @kinoglossia a bunbun chibi Nath from 100% Orange Juice!

We’ve been playing 100% OJ a lot in our Discord Server and I ended up liking Nath a ton (I blame Coffgirl and Mythology). I ordered up two versions, one with more realistic prostheses (Nath lost her arms) and one with the Extension weapons Nath starts with ingame, and they came out great!

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Tap Tap Fish – AbyssRium Valentine’s Day 2020 Event All Hidden Fish Guide

This is a guide for Tap Tap Fish – AbyssRium, with only the 2020 Valentine’s Day  Event information. Please consider supporting my Patreon (and get perks!) if my guides help you.

See the main guide for a more comprehensive set of information and for links to other events. The event is live! Big thanks to Farmerlesbian as always for helping compile info on the subreddit!

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2020-02-15: Video Guide is live

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Fan Art: MLG Kermit the Squire By IzzyItADream

Hooooooooo boy. Okay. So. I was streaming AI Dungeon 2 and roleplaying, as one does, as an MLG Gamer Kermit the Frog in a medieval Fantasy setting, raiding Gamestops and throwing Gamer Keyboards and drinking Gamer Girl Bathwater.

Then IzzyItADream pops into Discord with this amazing interpretation of our amphibian capital G Gamer hero. Enjoy. Yes, those are Ahegao pants. No, you shouldn’t Google that if you don’t know what it means.

Fan art of Kermit the Frog with a sword and chainmail helmet, wearing an MLG Gamer T-shirt, Ahegao sweatpants, and a Gamestop(TM) shield

See more fan art in the Fan Art Gallery and don’t be shy to send your submissions to my email ([email protected]) or share them in our Discord! I try to post all fan art I receive here as long as the artist is okay with it.

Tap Tap Fish AbyssRium Pole – Hidden Creatures & Gameplay Guide

Tap Tap Fish AbyssRium Pole just released, so here’s a guide to find Hidden Creature Unlocks and other gameplay information! Come chat about the game in our Discord and check out my Ko-Fi!

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You can support me and my guides monthly on Patreon (and score some rewards like cute cat pictures)! The more I earn the more time I can spend on improving guides like this. My PayPal is a thing too if you can’t do monthly subscriptions.

2020-03-12: They randomly changed a ton of unlocks again. The table is up to date thanks to Farmerlesbian’s list on reddit, thanks as always!

2020-02-25: New video guide for the new fish.

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Tap Tap Fish – AbyssRium Pole releases on mobile platforms

I’ll have a guide on this site soon just like the highly popular AbyssRium guide, but first a simple announcement: Flero Games has released Tap Tap Fish AbyssRium Pole on iOS and Android!

Stay tuned for a guide, though the gameplay seems to be highly similar to the original AbyssRium where I have  a guide right here. The AbyssRium Subreddit is already talking about the game too.

You can see my first impressions of the game here:

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