The Psychology of Gaming

Posted by Conor Murphy on August 2, 2011
The Psychology of Gaming

Have you ever sat back and thought about why you love to play games? Perhaps it’s the challenge, the excitement, and the adventure. Maybe it’s the friendships you make through social gaming. It could even be to give you a reason to play with your kids. Whatever your reason, for me, gaming has always been …Read more

Mahjong Towers Touch HD for iPad Now Available

Posted by Conor Murphy on July 28, 2011
Mahjong Towers Touch HD for iPad Now Available

Nearly 6 years to the day after Big Fish Games released the most popular Mahjong solitaire game of all time, Mahjong Towers Eternity, we are excited and proud to announce the sequel has finally arrived with Mahjong Towers Touch HD. This game lends itself perfect to the iPad device, allowing users to select individual tiles …Read more

Gaming Clubs: Making Casual Gaming Social

Posted by Conor Murphy on July 28, 2011
Gaming Clubs: Making Casual Gaming Social

When was the last time you were playing a game and you got stuck? Have you ever wanted to ask a friend where the hidden object is in level 4? Or how to unlock the secret passage through the kitchen? Turning solitary activities, such as gaming, into social events has been happening for years. Book …Read more

Hidden Expedition: Amazon for Kindle Now Available

Posted by Conor Murphy on July 28, 2011
Hidden Expedition: Amazon for Kindle Now Available

We’re very happy to announce the release of Hidden Expedition: Amazon for the Kindle reading device. If you haven’t played the game before, get ready to embark on a journey deep into the heart of the Amazon Jungle. With a tattered passport as the only clue, you’ll use your intuition and keen skills of observation …Read more

Everyone Deserves to Have Fun

Posted by Conor Murphy on July 26, 2011
Everyone Deserves to Have Fun

It’s been a busy week of extracurricular activities for Big Fish Games, and I’ve been fortunate enough to participate in some of the week’s exciting events. On Monday we hosted the second annual Big Fish Games Workshop, and I got to watch developers and casual gamers come together around the games they love. Throughout the …Read more

Announcing Game Manager 3.0

Posted by Conor Murphy on July 26, 2011
Announcing Game Manager 3.0

We’re very happy to announce the release of Game Manager 3.0! Look for the new Game Manager to be available tomorrow morning (7/27/2011). The redesigned, revamped Game Manager looks better, runs better, and is much easier to use than ever before. You’ll be able to easily see and organize the games you have installed, find …Read more

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