On August 18, 2009, the Big Fish Game Community will become Big Sea Games. Bigger and better than ever, Big Sea Games will feature many of your favorite games, redone with larger graphics and new challenges as well as a host of other features. It is the same community you know and love, but with more features and more fun. Big Sea Games will launch with many of your favorite Game Community titles including Unwell Mel, Fairway Solitaire and L.O.B.E. If you have played on the Big Fish Game Community, never fear - your tokens and game progress will be making the move to Big Sea Games.
Big Fish Games’ Studios is proud to announce the upcoming release of Drawn: The Painted Tower. Due out later this summer, Drawn: The Painted Tower immerses players in a kingdom where shadows have darkened the landscape. A legend tells of a young girl who will rise above the darkness to restore the light. Within the stone walls of the Painted Tower, the girl lives out her dreams in near solitude imagining the world as she sees it, filled with magic and wonder. But darkness has gathered around the tower and she has been imprisoned by its curse. Only someone who believes in the magic of dreams can unlock the secrets...
Now you can win free games on Facebook! Starting this Friday, July 3rd, we’re committing to two months of Free Game Fridays (maybe we’ll keep going after that...we’ll see...). Here’s how it works. Every Friday until the end of August, we’ll post a question on the Big Fish Games Facebook page. Your job is to seek out the answer to that question and email it to promos (at) bigfishgames.com. We’ll choose a winner at random from all correct entries and award them coupons for free games! The questions will vary and may ask you to play a downloadable game, visit the Forums, play an online game, or even come back to the Blog. Have no fear, it shouldn’t take you more than a few minutes to find the answers. This is meant to be fun, not work...wait a minute...isn’t everything here fun? ;)
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!
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:
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!
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.
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!
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!
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.
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."
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?