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Fishhead : Blueprint is the fourth game in the Fishhead series. The game picks up where Fishhead 2 (2002) ended. The clone machine, invented by dr Bau and misused by Highhair and Tomatoman to build an army, was badly damaged. Now the blueprint has been stolen by Tomatomans henchmen from dr Bau's lab! It is up to Fishhead to get it back before things get out of hand.

About the game
The game is based around a big overworld with 50 doors. Most of these doors lead to levels, some to other locations. In most levels you have to collect usb-keys to open doors, find switches, collect hammers and defeat enemies. Some levels have light puzzles, others have mini bosses. The game has around 40 enemies and other dangers.  You can get new moves (like wall-jumping and swimming) in labs, opening new parts of the game. In some levels you get help from a goose, which somehow stumbled into the game. He will fly you to places, or you can ride him when he is too lazy to fly.

The game features lazy but tidy, low-res pixel art graphics and a very limited palette. Giving it a NES / GBC-like look, if those systems could handle paralaxing. The music is using custom chiplike samples made by Jonas Isaksson.

Release date Aug 17, 2020
GenrePlatformer, Action, Puzzle
Made withClickteam Fusion
Tags8-Bit, Boss battle, Cute, low-res, maze, Pixel Art, Retro
Average sessionA few minutes
InputsKeyboard, Gamepad (any)
LinksSteam, Homepage


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In order to download this game you must purchase it at or above the minimum price of $4.99 USD. Your purchase comes with a Steam key. You will get access to the following files:

FHB.zip 4 MB

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Hello Hayo, I bought this game year ago and I can't play it. I was waiting if someone had this issue too, but I don't see anyone compleing about this. 

The game is being detected as virus. The Steam version too. As I know you are using Clickteams software for this. The couse is "compress runtime" marked as selected. If you have this option selected then the exe is being marked by some antivirus software as virus, please disable it so I could finally play this game.

I had this problem some years ago too. So I hope this is the problem.


I tried this last year and the game got picked up by other antivirus software. As soon as I get home (I am abroad now) I will look into it, maybe exporting it with the latest build of Fusion will sove it.

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Thank you, I like this game very much and I have been waiting for a long time to play it.  I think the problem is when the exe is compressed by Fusion it is recognized as virus. 

Anyway I hope you will fix it! Good luck!

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Hi Hayo, I'm serously struggling with Tomatoman. I want to kill him.
I watched a video where someone hit him about 3 times and he died but I keep going until he gets to insane speed and then I loose all my health trying to avoid to torrent of attacks he unleashes on me.
How many times do I have to hit him?
Does hitting him multiple times in one go have an effect or not? (I decided probably not as he speeds up anyway)
Any tips would be appreciated.
He needs to be taken down.

Hitting him as many times as possible should do the trick!

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Edit: Okay, I eventually got him! It was just hard!
Now on to get 100%. Thanks!
I love the atmosphere of the game so much. It's cosy and comforting even when frustrating :)

Edit2: Steam says there is partial controller support but in the game I can't change the controller setting from 'keyboard' is that how it's supposed to be?

It should be able to switch to controller when a controller is detected by Windows.

Where are the other 3 fishhead games?

Some of them are here: http://hayovanreek.nl/section-3-Games
Be warned, they are 20 years old on average!

Thank you so much for sharing your story behind development (on your page)...! I am a teacher myself and find myself lacking in time and energy left for game development... You're an inspiration!

Also, have you thought of sharing development updates on Twitter? I think a lot of game developers are active there, and I follow many myself.

Thanks for your message! I have thought about that, but a Twitter account for my games would probably be marked by long silences since education still takes a lot of my time. I do have social media accounts for my digital educational projects (which are doing much better than my games). 

But you are of course right, just made a new twitter account for my games today: https://twitter.com/HayoReek. Thanks for the idea!

Awesome!! I've just followed, and I look forward to updates about your games!!

Digital educational projects, you say...? That sounds very interesting too...!!

You can find it here: http://barbaareducatie.nl/
It is all in Dutch so not much use to most people :) Millo is an interactive historical atlas, Epoch is a digital history textbook.

Ooh thank you for sharing!! ...But yeah I don't know Dutch, haha. But still interesting to see, thank you again!

Will this gem see a release on Steam?...p.s. keep up the great work

It probably will, thanks!