Mystery Case Files: Return to Ravenhearst Sketches

Mystery Case Files: Return to Ravenhearst Sketches

The final scene in Mystery Case Files: Return to Ravenhearst finds the user in Charles' chamber attempting to put an end to his wicked scheme and free the trapped souls. Poking around in Big Fish Games Studios, we came across the original sketches used to plan this climactic scene. We thought it would be fun to share them with you. For those who have completed the game, these sketches will give you some insight into how Jeff Haynie developed the look and feel of the chamber.

Posted by Conor Murphy on December 12, 2008
Artist Spotlight: Jeff Haynie, Art Director

Artist Spotlight: Jeff Haynie, Art Director

With the release of Mystery Case Files: Return to Ravenhearst taking place tomorrow, we thought it would be fun to sit down and talk with Jeff Haynie, Big Fish Games Art Director. Jeff is the driving force behind the artistic direction of the Mystery Case Files brand. A veteran of the entertainment industry, Jeff has been involved with gaming for over a decade. Having started with DreamWorks, Jeff moved to Big Fish Games two years ago. Jeff was recently awarded the Big Fish Games Innovator of the Quarter Award not only for his amazing artwork, but also for the amazing influence he has on everyone he works with. Congratulations to Jeff!

Posted by Conor Murphy on November 26, 2008
Mystery Case Files: Return to Ravenhearst Release Date Announced

Mystery Case Files: Return to Ravenhearst Release Date Announced

The official release date for Mystery Case Files: Return to Ravenhearst was announced today in the form of a new teaser video. The game is …

Posted by Conor Murphy on November 22, 2008
Mystery Case Files: Return to Ravenhearst Teaser 2

Mystery Case Files: Return to Ravenhearst Teaser 2

Rose is back on Facebook and has released the second in what appears to be a series of Mystery Case Files: Return to Ravenhearst images. The door behind Emma's locket is being removed to reveal whatever lies beyond. We'll continue to keep our eyes on Rose's Facebook page and will post whatever we find here.

Posted by Conor Murphy on November 21, 2008
Big Fish Games France Anniversary Sale Celebration!

Big Fish Games France Anniversary Sale Celebration!

In November, 2007, Big Fish Games, Inc launched Big Fish Games France. The site offers all of the most popular Big Fish Games titles localized for the French speaking audience as well as all of the newest content available online for French speaking casual gamers. To help celebrate the first anniversary, Big Fish Games France is offering 40% off all games for one week beginning Friday, November 21st. We've asked Sebastien Petit to sit down with us and reflect on the last year. Sebastien was born in Paris and grew up close by. He currently serves as Big Fish Games France Site Manager.

Posted by Conor Murphy on November 20, 2008
Mystery Case Files: MillionHeir – Developer’s Voice Trailer

Mystery Case Files: MillionHeir – Developer’s Voice Trailer

In early September, members of the Mystery Case Files: MillionHeir development team were interviewed for the Developer's Voice series on the Nintendo Channel. Shawn Seavers and Adrian Woods of Big Fish Games were featured in the video as well as Sean Harrold and Elaine Eudy of Griptonite Games. The interview took the better part of the day and gives you a unique glimpse inside the art of game development.

Posted by Conor Murphy on November 17, 2008
An Interview with Joe Shoop, Big Fish Games Designer

An Interview with Joe Shoop, Big Fish Games Designer

With the upcoming release of Mystery Case Files: Return to Ravenhearst just around the corner, we thought it would be fun to speak with someone who touches the Mystery Case Files brand on a daily basis. Joe Shoop works as a designer in the marketing department at Big Fish Games. He is responsible for the Mystery Case Files Fan Site as well as many other marketing initiatives. Joe sat down with us to speak about his role with the company.

Posted by Conor Murphy on November 16, 2008
Casual Connect Kiev 2008 Photos

Casual Connect Kiev 2008 Photos

Recently, members of Big Fish Games attended the Casual Connect Conference in Kiev, Ukraine. Some of the world's most talented game developers are located in Eastern Europe and Russia. The Casual Connect Conference gives us a chance to meet with these developers and find the best games available. Technorati Profile

Posted by Conor Murphy on November 12, 2008
Mystery Case Files: Return to Ravenhearst Teaser

Mystery Case Files: Return to Ravenhearst Teaser

The latest teaser image from Mystery Case Files: Return to Ravenhearst surfaced over the weekend on Facebook. We grabbed it and are posting it here for you to see. As more images pop up around the internet, we'll be sure to post them here for your enjoyment.

Posted by Conor Murphy on November 10, 2008
Is Big Fish Games Haunted?!

Is Big Fish Games Haunted?!

Greetings Master Detectives! The time is drawing near for the hunt to begin again! The Big Fish Games Customer Support Team is eagerly looking forward to the release of the Mystery Case Files: Return to Ravenhearst and we thought, "What better way to celebrate than with a few haunted house decorations?"

Posted by Conor Murphy on October 30, 2008
Online Games Redesign Preview

Online Games Redesign Preview

Word around the fish tank is that a complete remodel of the Big Fish Games Online Games section is coming soon. We put on our hard hats and ventured into the engineering zone to get a sneak peek at the new design from Product Manager Gina Lopez. Shhh, don't tell - we brought back screenshots! First off, the Online Games section is getting a new orange background to help distinguish it from downloadable games and the Game Community.

Posted by Conor Murphy on October 28, 2008
Mystery Case Files: Return to Ravenhearst Announced

Mystery Case Files: Return to Ravenhearst Announced

Today, Big Fish Games announced the next installment in the Mystery Case Files game franchise. Mystery Case Files: Return to Ravenhearst is currently in production and is scheduled to be released in time for the 2008 holiday season.

Posted by Conor Murphy on October 22, 2008