10 Great Places to Play Mobile Games

Posted by Conor Murphy on July 25, 2011
10 Great Places to Play Mobile Games

With the proliferation of mobile games and mobile gaming platforms, it’s becoming more and more common for gamers to take their obsession on the road. Whether you’re killing some downtime on the bus with a quick game of Rainbow Web or losing yourself at Starbucks in Mystery Case Files: MillionHeir, these days, gaming is becoming …Read more

A Tale of Two Coffee Machines

Posted by Conor Murphy on July 25, 2011
A Tale of Two Coffee Machines

For those of you who aren’t aware, our office is in Seattle and in Seattle, we take our coffee very, very seriously. Coffee. Coffee shops. Coffee festivals. Coffee tours. Shops that are not even coffee shops, but still serve great coffee. Gas stations with coffee. Getting 50 MPG if you add 2 cups of coffee …Read more

Match 3 Games and Your 15-Minute Break

Posted by Conor Murphy on July 22, 2011
Match 3 Games and Your 15-Minute Break

We know how it is with down time at work. Fifteen minutes isn’t enough time to dive into a new project but it’s too much time to just sit there and do nothing. We’ve taken some time to think about how to best handle such situations. The answer may surprise you. We all need to …Read more

The Making of Snoopy Flying Ace, Visual Highlights

Posted by Conor Murphy on July 21, 2011
The Making of Snoopy Flying Ace, Visual Highlights

Clark Stacey, VP of Business Development at Smart Bomb Interactive, took the stage at Casual Connect to reflect on the development of Snoopy Flying Ace for XBox Live Arcade (XBLA). We apologize for taking minimal notes during the presentation, but it was so good it was hard to break away to write. Furthermore, the images …Read more

Ricardo Carretero on Developing Games in Pajamas

Posted by Conor Murphy on July 21, 2011
Ricardo Carretero on Developing Games in Pajamas

What’s it like to work in your pajamas? Ricardo Carretero from Super Mega Team took the stage on the final day of Casual Connect to tell us. Ricardo is part of Super Mega Team who managed to create Super Zombie Soccer as a part time project working from home. If that doesn’t sound ambitious enough, …Read more

Justin Bieber and Miley Cyrus Invade Gaming Space

Posted by Conor Murphy on July 21, 2011

It’s that time again, time for us to celebrate the mischief and office pranks that take place in the offices of Big Fish Games! In this week’s edition we celebrate the 27th Birthday of one of our favorite QA testers, Emily: Emily’s best friend and co-worker, Angela, could not see this momentous occasion pass without …Read more

Robert Tercek Presents Gaming in the Connected Age

Posted by Conor Murphy on July 20, 2011

Robert Tercek took the stage at Casual Connect this morning to share his thoughts on the state of gaming in today’s connected world. He began his presentation by pointing out that games are not needed everywhere. The over-gamification currently happening clearly is not to Robert’s liking (a theme very popular among presenters at this year’s …Read more

Casual Connect Asia Targets Singapore for 2012

Posted by Conor Murphy on July 20, 2011

Jessica Thames took the stage at Casual Connect Seattle following Torsten Reil’s keynote address and announced the latest Casual Connect conference will head to Singapore in 2012. There isn’t a lot of information available at this point in time, but we expect the Casual Games Association will be releasing details in the near future. Stay …Read more

Big Fish Games Workshop Brings Fans and Developers Together

Posted by Conor Murphy on July 20, 2011
Big Fish Games Workshop Brings Fans and Developers Together

Game developers from around the world joined over 60 customers at the 2nd annual Big Fish Games Workshop in Seattle on Monday to discuss everything from upcoming titles to current game trends. The goal of the workshop is to get customers in front of the developers that create the games they love. By having this …Read more

Mom Gamers Speak Up at Casual Connect 2011

Posted by Conor Murphy on July 19, 2011

As many of you can attest to, women over 35 comprise the largest demographic of casual gamers in the world. These women aren’t just gaming on their PC or Mac at home. Many of these women are branching out to other gaming platforms including mobile, social, and browser based. Owais Farooqui led a panel of …Read more

Torsten Reil Delivers Casual Connect 2011 Keynote

Posted by Conor Murphy on July 19, 2011
Torsten Reil Delivers Casual Connect 2011 Keynote

Torsten Riel, the CEO and co-founder of NaturalMotion, delivered the Casual Connect keynote this morning and discussed the development of his company’s Euphoria Motion Synthesis Engine. In illustrating the development of NaturalMotion’s technology, Torsten showed video of a biped learning to walk. As the creature moved from first generation through to twentieth generation, the improvements …Read more

Casual Connect 2011 Networking Events Schedule

Posted by Conor Murphy on July 18, 2011

To kick off our local coverage of Casual Connect 2011 here in Seattle, we thought we would thrown down what every attendee cares about most – the networking events! Each event offers a grand opportunity for meeting new people, connecting with key industry icons, and having a great time. Also, if you are new to …Read more