Vlambeer founders Rami Ismail and Jan Willem Nijman didn't think Ridiculous Fishing
would win an Apple Design Award. Sure, it was in the running, but it was a long shot, and they had other places to be during the ceremony at WWDC on June 10 (E3
, anyone?). Just in case, they asked Ridiculous Fishing
collaborator and indie extraordinaire Zach Gage
to go to the show, and he did. In flip flops. And shorts. And Ridiculous Fishing
"Holy shit," Ismail laughed during our chat at E3. He was still getting over the fact that Ridiculous Fishing
won an Apple Design Award, and that Gage collected it
in what's commonly considered summer beach attire.
So far Ridiculous Fishing
sales have hit the "hundreds of thousands," Ismail said, and after the Design Award, sales spiked again. Even Elijah Wood
got hooked on Ridiculous Fishing
- or, as Ismail put it, "The Hobbit played it!"
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