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Moonglow Bay (2021) is a role play game where you play a rookie angler. Unlike other slice-of-life games, fishing isn't tucked away as a side quest here, it's front and centre. Set along the Canadian coastline in the 1980's, you live in a fishing town that has become afraid to fish and work to dispel fears about sea monsters by rediscovering the joy of the catch.

You pick a partner then set out to explore the ocean, from frigid glaciers to boiling geysers. You learn all about fishing: casting nets, setting traps and cutting fishing holes in the ice. As you progress you work you way through documenting over 100 varied aquatic species while also uncovering the secrets of Moonglow Bay.

Along with the fishing, you run a business preparing, cooking and selling fish to the locals. You cook your catch of the day, then create a variety of recipes to upgrade your shop, gear, and fishing boat.

It's a relaxed, low pressure game, that combines the exploration and collection with several narratives about the town and its inhabitants. Played on your own or with another player, it's a great way to discover the joy of fishing and its importance not only as a living but in taking life at its own pace.

Our examiner, Andy Robertson, first checked Moonglow Bay 3 years ago. It was re-examined by Jo Robertson and updated 3 months ago.
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Play StylePlay Style

This is an Adventure and Collecting game with Communication, Narrative, Role-Play, Simulation, Strategy and Traversal elements. You can play with 1 to 2 players in the same room, but you can’t play it online. You can play solo or with a friend in shared screen drop-in-drop-out local co-op.

You can play this game in the following styles:

This has been enjoyed by families in the following styles:


Play Time: This game will take between 10 hours and 12 hours to complete. Game will take longer for those who don't rush.


This game is good if you want to:

This game has helped players develop their Identity as part of the following pathways:

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

Rated PEGI 7 for Fear.

Rated for younger players in the US. Rated ESRB EVERYONE.
Family friendly with an underlying theme of losing a partner.

Skill Level

8+ year-olds usually have the required skill to enjoy this game.

Our Game Pathways reveal how 11-year-olds play this game:


Moonglow Bay usually costs £19.99.

Moonglow Bay

Steam Store PC £19.99
XBox Store Xbox One -
XBox Store Xbox X|S -
PlayStation Store PS5 -
Switch Store Switch -
PlayStation Store PS4 -
There are no additional in-game purchases, loot boxes, adverts or subscription costs.

DetailsGame Details

Release Date: 07/10/2021, updated in 2024

Out Now: PC, PS4, PS5, Switch, Xbox One and Xbox X|S

Skill Rating: 8+ year-olds

Players: 1-2

Genres: Adventure, Collecting (Communication, Narrative, Role-Play, Simulation, Strategy and Traversal)

Accessibility: 23 features

Components: 3D Third-Person, Blocks, Cartoon and Day and Night

Developer: Coat Sink (@CoatSink)

Taming Gaming Book Written by parents for parents, the database complements the in-depth discussion about video game addiction, violence, spending and online safety in the Taming Gaming book. We are an editorially independent, free resource without adverts that is supported by partnerships.

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