Mystery Case Files: Dire Grove Sizzle Reel Released

Mystery Case Files: Dire Grove Sizzle Reel Released

"In the Fall of 2009, four graduate students traveled to a small township near Blackpool, England. They were never heard from again." With these words we begin the latest journey in the Mystery Case Files series. The release of Mystery Case Files: Dire Grove is just around the corner and Big Fish Games’ Studios is proud to share the Dire Grove sizzle reel with you. Head over to the Official Mystery Case Files site to see the video and gain insight into where the Mystery Case Files series is going...or not... The video is likely as much of a surprise to you as it was to us. Big Fish Games’ Studios is never one to be redundant. Each new installment to the Mystery Case Files game series has taken the series to a new level. This was especially true with Mystery Case Files: Return to Ravenhearst. It appears Studios intends to the same with Mystery Case Files: Dire Grove. The sizzle reel clearly hints at the Mystery Case Files series heading in an interesting new direction by incorporating actual video footage into the game. As always, specific game details are under wraps at this point so we’re not entirely sure, but we’ll try to dig for more information regarding where and how this footage is woven into game play.

Posted by Conor Murphy on November 10, 2009
Big Fish Games Gobbles Up Pac-Man

Big Fish Games Gobbles Up Pac-Man

It isn't often we discuss game releases here in the blog, however, Pac-Man is no ordinary game release. Originally released in Japan on May 10, 1980, Pac-Man was the brain child of Namco's Toru Iwatani. He, along with a meager team of six would create what would become one of the most influential video games in history. The early success of Pac-Man was enough to interest arcade-game manufacturer Midway who purchased the rights to release the game in the United States later that year. Pac-Man would go on to generate over a billion dollars in revenue in the first year alone. What set Pac-Man apart from other video games, however, was its ability to reach across gender lines. At the time, video game arcades were popping up in nearly every downtown district. On the shoulders of Asteroids, Space Invaders, Galaxian, and Defender, arcades were thriving due to the a steady stream of male gamers eager to do battle in outer space.

Posted by Conor Murphy on November 5, 2009
Earn Free Games with…Novemberfest!

Earn Free Games with…Novemberfest!

Back by popular demand - it’s October...uh, Novemberfest!October may be gone but the free games go on. And we’ve made one important change: this time, if you buy 6 games during the month, you’ll still earn one credit for a free game. But, if you purchase 9 games during November, you’ll earn a second free credit!

Posted by Conor Murphy on November 3, 2009
Mystery Case Files: Dire Grove Announced!

Mystery Case Files: Dire Grove Announced!

Big Fish Games Studios is proud to announce the release of Mystery Case Files: Dire Grove! Details are slim at this point, but the first …

Posted by Conor Murphy on October 30, 2009
The Dark Side of Casual Games

The Dark Side of Casual Games

This time of year always results in a flood of frightful entertainment. For gaming it’s no different. Alawar Entertainment’s Vampire Saga: Pandora’s Box was recently released on Big Fish Games. The game has been very positively received by our audience peaking at #1 on our charts and remaining in the top 10 since its release. In this post, we’re happy to welcome Yershov, producer of Vampire Saga: Pandora’s Box as our first guest blogger. Take it away, Yershov! Come to the Dark Side People like to have their nerves rattled, and the entertainment industry has always been happy to oblige. Hollywood releases a new horror film nearly every week and they never fail to pack theaters with eager viewers. In hopes of repeating this type of success in the gaming industry, casual game developers have begun to incorporate a surprising new theme into their projects that we call, "The Dark Side". Vampires, zombies, ghouls, and other creatures filled with evil intentions and motivated by the darkest of desires. While there were early concerns casual gamers would reject such dark plots, that turned out to be unfounded. This new casual game play theme has been a hit with mystical plots holding their own against more traditional story lines.

Posted by Conor Murphy on October 29, 2009
Halloween Games to Download and Play

Halloween Games to Download and Play

Our collection of the top 25 Halloween game downloads available on the web. Herein you’ll find zombies, vampires, ghosts, skeletons, and other assorted monsters (even …

Posted by Conor Murphy on October 28, 2009
Win a $50 iTunes Gift Card this Weekend!

Win a $50 iTunes Gift Card this Weekend!

To help celebrate the success of Nick Chase: A Detective Story for the iPhone and iPod touch and the subsequent $0.99 sale, we’re giving away …

Posted by Conor Murphy on October 23, 2009
Nick Chase: A Detective Story Featured in App Store

Nick Chase: A Detective Story Featured in App Store

We’re happy to report Nick Chase: A Detective Story is being featured on the iTunes App Store this week! Along with Shrek Kart and Rock …

Posted by Conor Murphy on October 22, 2009
Hidden Expedition: Devil’s Triangle Screenshots Released

Hidden Expedition: Devil’s Triangle Screenshots Released

Big Fish Games’ Studios is proud to bring you the first images from the upcoming release of Hidden Expedition: Devil’s Triangle. Following your epic trip …

Posted by Conor Murphy on October 21, 2009
Nick Chase: A Detective Story Available for the iPhone

Nick Chase: A Detective Story Available for the iPhone

Big Fish Games’ Studios is proud to announce the release of Nick Chase: A Detective Story for the iPhone and iPod touch. Nick Chase, a …

Posted by Conor Murphy on October 19, 2009
Computer Games Not Just For Kids

Computer Games Not Just For Kids

Many people’s first thoughts when they hear about video games is to think about kids. As most of our fans know, this is far from …

Posted by Conor Murphy on October 6, 2009
Nocturnal: Boston Nightfall Available for the iPhone

Nocturnal: Boston Nightfall Available for the iPhone

Big Fish Games’ Studios is proud to announce the release of Nocturnal: Boston Nightfall for the iPhone and iPod touch. Play as recently deceased Claire …

Posted by Conor Murphy on October 5, 2009