The ABCs of Getting a Job in Game Development

Posted by Lauren Hall-Stigerts on August 18, 2014
The ABCs of Getting a Job in Game Development

“Do what you love.” And if you’re like most professionals in the game industry, you want to work with games because you love playing them. Game development jobs are competitive – you’ll need the right skills, experience, education, and knowledge to break into the industry. Photo Credit: DarthNick via Compfight cc Here is an overview …Read more

Learning to Draw Game Environments

Posted by Lisa Galarneau on August 15, 2014
Learning to Draw Game Environments

In a recent post I provided an outline for learning to draw video game characters. In this article I will cover game environments and how to conceptualize and draw them.  Game environments involve a number of different elements, including terrain and landscapes, buildings (houses, factories, etc.) and built elements (bridges, highways, etc.), and any other …Read more

2014 Mobile Gaming Stats: Where We Are & Where We’re Going

Posted by Taylor Stein on August 13, 2014
2014 Mobile Gaming Stats: Where We Are & Where We’re Going

5 Surprising Stats About Mobile Gaming in 2014 If you have looked at any mobile gaming statistics in the past decade, then you’ve seen just a fraction of how lucrative publishing video games for smartphone and tablets can be. In 2014, while console gaming is still extremely popular, the explosive potential for the mobile gaming industry …Read more

The History of Bingo

Posted by Lauren Hall-Stigerts on August 12, 2014
The History of Bingo

Bingo is a facet of classic Americana: a collection of game enthusiasts who meet in a room, mark off squares on their unique grids as numbers are randomly selected by a caller, and the first person to collect five numbers in a preset pattern (usually a row, column, or diagonal) wins. The Bingo hall is …Read more

Play Awakening Kingdoms on iPad & iPhone!

Posted by Jessica Sachs on August 7, 2014
Play Awakening Kingdoms on iPad & iPhone!

What if you never had to leave your favorite game world?   Never wanting a game to end is a wish we often hear from our customers, and it is a wish that we are happy to grant with the release of Awakening Kingdoms for iPad, iPhone & PC! The Awakening series, developed by Boomzap …Read more

The Summer of Strong Women: Unwind with These 5 Must-Read Comics

Posted by Lauren Hall-Stigerts on July 31, 2014
The Summer of Strong Women: Unwind with These 5 Must-Read Comics

Summer’s in full swing. Whether you are on a three-month vacation or a three-day getaway, you’re going to need some entertaining reading. Now is the perfect time to get absorbed in a new comic book. More likely to read a fiction novel than a graphic novel? You’ll be pleasantly surprised by the narratives that are …Read more

From Total Recall to Oculus Rift: A Brief History of Virtual Reality

Posted by Taylor Stein on July 28, 2014
From Total Recall to Oculus Rift: A Brief History of Virtual Reality

When thinking about the term virtual reality, your mind might jump straight to images of flying cars, your favorite science fiction book, or movies like Total Recall. But the truth is, VR technology has been a part of our lives for decades, tracing its conceptual roots back even further. Sony’s Project Morpheus and the Oculus …Read more

Behind the Curtain: The Making of Sable Maze – Forbidden Garden

Posted by Conor Murphy on July 23, 2014
Behind the Curtain: The Making of Sable Maze – Forbidden Garden

Daily Magic Productions, creators of the Dark Dimensions series, is constantly striving to prove that they’re not a one trick pony. The studio’s other franchise, Sable Maze, is back for its third outing, and this time, the game has taken a decidedly fantastic turn. But how did Daily Magic arrive at such an idea? I …Read more

Tired of crushing candies? Then try a new ‘spin’ on Match-3!

Posted by Jessica Sachs on July 17, 2014
Tired of crushing candies? Then try a new ‘spin’ on Match-3!

Big Fish is proud to announce this week’s release of Cascade on iPhone and iPad. Download for free and start playing today! Cascade is THE game that will finally help everyone break their Candy Crush sweet tooth! With 140 handcrafted puzzles to solve, Cascade is a Match-3 game that combines a unique mash-up of skill …Read more

Behind the Curtain – The Making of Ominous Objects

Posted by Conor Murphy on July 13, 2014
Behind the Curtain – The Making of Ominous Objects

Hot off the success of Dark Dimensions: Somber Song, Daily Magic Productions has just unveiled their latest game! This time, it’s the start of a brand new series called Ominous Objects. Ominous Objects: Family Portrait has been in development at Daily Magic for quite some time. After many hardships, an entire world’s worth of revisions, …Read more

The 5 Best Features of a Social Slots Game

Posted by Nadjawa McCoy on July 9, 2014
The 5 Best Features of a Social Slots Game

Do you enjoy spending your free time spinning the slots on your mobile device, anticipating a big win? How can you ensure that you’re getting the best bang for your virtual buck? Throw out the bar and seven slots from yesteryear, and check out these top five features to look for when choosing your social …Read more

Celebrate the FORE’th of July with Fairway Solitaire Blast!

Posted by Melissa Dingmon on July 3, 2014
Celebrate the FORE’th of July with Fairway Solitaire Blast!

Fairway Solitaire Blast is hosting a series of tournaments over the holiday weekend called the FORE’th of July. (Clever, right?) These tournaments allow you to test your mental muscle against players worldwide. Are you the best of the best? Only one way to find out… Get in the game, player! Here’s how to participate: Download …Read more