Big Fish Games on Facebook

Posted by Conor Murphy on June 25, 2009

Did you know Big Fish Games is on Facebook? Join us for weekly prommotions, daily discussions, and early announcements. Our Facebook community is rapidly growing and offers a great social experience with other Big Fish Games fans. Meet new people and make new friends who also love playing games. Visit the Big Fish Games Facebook page and join the fun! As an example of what you are missing, we've recently started running contests where you can win free games for your PC, your Mac, or your iPhone (and iPod touch, or course). We're also loving the informal daily discussions our fans are participating in. We love chatting so head over to Facebook and join in the fun!Read more

Treasure Chest: Summer Sleuthing

Posted by Conor Murphy on June 21, 2009

We’re happy to announce our latest summer promotion! Get out your magnifying glass and your fingerprint kit. It’s time to start sleuthing! Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to hunt down any 5 games on the site between now and July 5th to receive the exclusive Felix the Detective keychain! Here’s how it works:Read more

The Biggest Fish Award

Posted by Conor Murphy on June 15, 2009

This summer, we will be sending out a free gift to our most passionate and loyal fans! "The Biggest Fish" Award will arrive at your home sometime this summer in recognition of everything you’ve done for Big Fish Games over the years. You don’t need to take any action – nothing is required from you. Just know we’re working on it right now and look for your award to arrive in your mailbox sometime this summer. Remember, "The Biggest Fish" Award is only being sent to long–time customers and Big Fish fans that buy lots and lots of games. We can’t say exactly how we’re defining who will win this award – it’s a Big Fish secret. So no fair calling up Customer Service and asking them if you’re on the list, because they don’t even know who’s getting it!Read more

Developer Spotlight: Artogon Games

Posted by Conor Murphy on May 27, 2009
Developer Spotlight: Artogon Games

Recently, we sat down for a conversation with Denis Ilyin and Tim Sadovsky of Artogon Games. Artogon Games is located in St. Petersburg, Russia and is responsible for several hit games available on our site including Charma: The Land of Enchantment, Spirit of Wandering: The Legend, Treasure Seekers: Visions of Gold, and Treasure Seekers: The Enchanted Canvases. We wanted to learn more about how Denis and Tim got into game design and where they draw inspiration for their games. They were also kind enough to share some concept art / final designs with us from their Treasure Seekers games.Read more

iPhone Games From Big Fish Games

Posted by Conor Murphy on May 14, 2009

You can now play Big Fish Games anywhere on your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch. With many titles available and many more to come, we’re very excited about the future of Big Fish Games on this new gaming platform. As of today (May 14th, 2009), you’ll find the following games available from the iTunes store: Hidden Expedition: Everest, Cooking Quest, Hidden Mysteries: Buckingham Palace, and Virtual Villagers: A New Home. While it is true that each of these games has already released for the PC and/or Mac, the gaming experience won’t be the same. The iPhone / iPod touch offer an entirely new way to play our games as they incorporate a touch screen interface, an accelerometer, dual viewing options, and mobility!Read more

Celebrate Mother’s Day with Big Fish Games

Posted by Conor Murphy on May 5, 2009

Struggling to find a last second Mother’s Day gift? Look no further...we’re here to help. What better last second gift than Big Fish Games’ Gift Certificates? We’re pretty certain there is no better way to tell someone you care about them than by sending them off to glorious Ravenhearst Manor for some rest and relaxation! This may especially be true for Mother-in-Laws. :) Help introduce Mother’s everywhere to mystery, adventure, puzzle, and brain teasing casual game play - all from the comfort of an easy chair!Read more

Video Game Hall of Fame Likely for Ottumwa, Iowa

Posted by Conor Murphy on May 4, 2009

Ottumwa, Iowa may be small in population, but it’s video game aspirations are off the charts. In a movement started by Ottumwa resident Chris Hoeksema, city officials met on April 29th and dubbed their city "Video Game Capital of the World". Plans were also launched for a new Video Game Hall of Fame featuring over 35-years of gaming nostalgia and world-record gaming competitions. Ottumwa is renowned as the home of the Twin Galaxies Arcade where in 1982, Billy Mitchell set a world-record high score on Donkey Kong during the Video Game World Championship.Read more

Big Fish Games Acquires Grubby Games

Posted by Conor Murphy on April 30, 2009

We are very pleased to announce the acquisition of Grubby Games into our Vancouver, BC Studio. For those of you who are unfamiliar with Grubby Games, they have made several very successful and award winning games including Professor Fizzwizzle, FizzBall, IncrediBots, and My Tribe. Patrick Wiley, VP of Big Fish Games Studios had this to say, "Grubby Games’ talents will help differentiate our Vancouver team as well as Big Fish Studios as a whole. On top of this, I am pleased to announce that Grubby Games Co-founder, Ryan Clark, will be heading up our Vancouver office."Read more

Felix the Ninja?

Posted by Conor Murphy on April 30, 2009

A funny thing happens when Big Fish Games employees have insomnia. They don’t lie in bed counting flying sheep (or flying fish), they get up and put their creativity to work! Dennis Kendrick, one of our Customer Support Reps, is a case in point. As he puts it, "I was bored, tired, and couldn’t sleep. Naturally, I decided to get on my computer and have a little fun." That ’fun’ turned out to be a wildly creative interpretation of our own Felix the Fish as...a ninja? Why a ninja, you ask?Read more

We’re Here to Help!

Posted by Conor Murphy on April 29, 2009

Online Customer Support has become quite the popular destination these days. Last month alone, the Big Fish Games Help pages had over 1.9 million visits! With all this attention, we thought it might be time to spruce up the place and take part in a little spring cleaning. But instead of breaking out the old broom and mop, we’ve put our developers and support gurus to work. They’ve pulled out all the stops in turning our once humble service station into a do-it-yourself depot.Read more

Big Fish Games Toolbar

Posted by Conor Murphy on April 27, 2009

We are proud to announce the release of the new and improved Big Fish Games Toolbar for Internet Explorer and Firefox web browsers! The Toolbar offers instant access to all of the most popular Big Fish Games locations including Game Downloads, Online Games, The Forums, The Big Fish Games Blog (of course!), and Help. You can also now search from anywhere on the internet thanks to the Toolbar’s integrated Search function, powered by Yahoo! There’s no need to navigate to a search engine any more. With the Toolbar, you’re already there!Read more

Cooking Quest Available for the iPhone

Posted by Conor Murphy on April 24, 2009

Big Fish Games’ Studios is proud to announce the release of Cooking Quest for the iPhone and iPod touch. Congratulations, you’ve been awarded a coveted entry for the Chef’s Challenge contest in Foodville’s Restaurant Row! Grease the cast-iron skillets as you gather ingredients to smoke the competition away. Manage your budget as you create multi-course gourmet meals in Foodville’s most elite restaurants. Can you stand the heat and become a Master Chef? Start at Chop City Steakhouse on Restaurant Row and find out in this time-management Cooking Quest.Read more