Thanks David! I think I'll try out your idea of the darkened background and white squares instead - I think that will look a lot nicer!Ouuuh! My thoughts on this one is that you should have done the opposite, Darkened background and white bait cubes even if it's to simulate a webpage. As for fish book. It was an idea for the presentation of achievements instead of the current normal overlay screen. It gives a sense of special moment when the screen is not the same for such achievements.
Up to now, I am very pleased and I love to see you get further everyday in your work. I had lots to read, you did a lot since yesterday!
I will suggest a thing for your waiting because waiting in games will make people a bit bored. A good thing is to add achievements for waiting and some side things to do WHILE waiting. For example, sorting your baits box, selling or upgrading other things at home. A little something that does not let the player wait 5 minutes while watching the exact same screen. You could also add a minigame WHILE waiting, a kind of a seeking game where the player can click on a frog or a lillypad that's red instead of green. This could also go into achievements of rare finds, for example a white swan and a black swan swimming on that lake. Make something special out of the waiting time, BUT of course, make the player see that something is pulling on it's rod so he/she can know when's the time to stop looking at something else and concentrate on the fish because he/she could miss it and need to waitagain while wasting another bait.
Very good up to now, continue your fantastic work!!!
Thank you once again for your suggestions - I don't expect the player to wait 5 minutes - I'll probably put a min max timer between say 10/20 seconds and 2 minutes would be suffice. Although, I do really like the idea of a seeking game as such; with the added hidden achievements. That will definitely be implemented into the game, thank you very much!
I think I am done for either a few hours or the day now, I've been working on it since about 8am (I think) and it's now nearly 6pm
I can't wait to get back to this either later (maybe later now I think about it) or tomorrow
Thank you all for your kind words today and suggestions / feedback - it's awesome to have pretty much instant feedback!
I'm hoping tomorrow I will be able to provide you guys a playable alpha version (we'll call it alpha).. I also need to come up with a name for it, if you have any suggestions - you know what to do!