Developer Focus: Orneon

Posted by Conor Murphy on November 7, 2012
Developer Focus: Orneon

For this week’s Developer Focus, we spoke with Sergey Bigas, Game Producer at Orneon to learn a little more about what makes them tick and how they make such great games time and time again. Orneon is the studio responsible for fantastic games series like The Agency of Anomalies, Echoes of the Past & Secrets of the Dark! Please …Read more

Series Spotlight: Mystery of the Ancients

Posted by Conor Murphy on October 31, 2012
Series Spotlight: Mystery of the Ancients

In today’s Series Spotlight, we let you in on our chat with Alexander Alekhin, Lead Game Designer of Mariaglorum Studio. We wanted to discuss the origin of the Mystery of the Ancients game series and hear more about his new game Mystery of the Ancients: Curse of the Blackwater. Make sure to give it a try when …Read more

This Week’s Starbucks Pick is Hidden Expedition: Amazon!

Posted by Conor Murphy on October 30, 2012
This Week’s Starbucks Pick is Hidden Expedition: Amazon!

This week Starbucks has selected Hidden Expedition: Amazon as their free Pick of the Week! This promotion is for the iPhone and iPad versions of this game. For those of you who haven’t played the Hidden Expedition titles, they are wonderfully addictive hidden object adventure games. Stunning graphics and immersive storylines plunge you deep into the wildest and …Read more

The Economics of Making Video Games

Posted by Conor Murphy on October 30, 2012
The Economics of Making Video Games

Have you ever wondered where the best video game design schools, studios & salaries are located? Games sometimes get a bad rap because spending time playing them is not considered to be “constructive.” Click on the image below to see why working in the games industry can be as  financially fruitful as it is fun!Read more

Fairway Solitaire Worldwide Search Announced!

Posted by Conor Murphy on October 26, 2012
Fairway Solitaire Worldwide Search Announced!

Want to go down in Big Fish history? We are launching a worldwide search to find the person who most resembles McDivot (the gopher character in Fairway Solitaire). If you feel you look like a gopher–or know someone that does–you can submit a photograph via email to: mcdivot@bigfishgames.com. “We really want to find someone, anyone, …Read more

Developer Focus: Artogon Games

Posted by Conor Murphy on October 25, 2012
Developer Focus: Artogon Games

In this week's Developer Focus, we go behind the scenes with Executive Producer Tim Sadovsky to talk about the Artogon development team & ask him some questions about the future of gaming. Enjoy the interview and make sure to check out all of Artogon's amazing adventures here!!Read more

Game Spotlight – The Great Unknown: Houdini’s Castle

Posted by Conor Murphy on October 19, 2012
Game Spotlight – The Great Unknown: Houdini’s Castle

Last week, I caught up with Sergio Manucharian, co-founder of JoyBits Ltd., and co-producer Eva Frolkina to talk about the inspiration behind The Great Unknown: Houdini's Castle. Keep an eye out for The Great Unknown: Houdini's Castle, when it comes out later this month!Read more

Mystery Case Files: Shadow Lake Announced!

Posted by Conor Murphy on October 15, 2012
Mystery Case Files: Shadow Lake Announced!

There’s going to be one big reason for gamers to be thankful this Thanksgiving. Big Fish is proud to announce the ninth game in the Mystery Case Files series: Mystery Case Files: Shadow Lake will be available for Macs and PCs on November 21st, 2012!! And if the news of a new Mystery Case Files game, is not …Read more

CoderDojo Fun with Big Fish

Posted by Conor Murphy on October 15, 2012
CoderDojo Fun with Big Fish

Arriving at the Big Fish Games Offices in Cork, Ireland on a Tuesday evening you might mistakenly think that the average age of an employee in our office is 12 years of age as streams of kids aged between 7 and 17 make their way to reception carrying their laptop bags. These kids are in …Read more

HvZ: A Real-Life Zombie Game!

Posted by Conor Murphy on October 12, 2012
HvZ: A Real-Life Zombie Game!

Video games have inspired a number of new forms of entertainment, some of which are things very few people ever imagined - like building video game collections that sell for thousands of dollars.Read more

Series Spotlight: Mystery Trackers

Posted by Conor Murphy on October 9, 2012
Series Spotlight: Mystery Trackers

In this week’s “Series Spotlight,” we take a look at the newest game in the Mystery Trackers series, Mystery Trackers: Four Aces. I was able to talk with Peter Efimov the Chief Product Officer of Elephant Games to talk about the creative & artistic processes behind this amazing series of games. Check out Mystery Trackers: Four Aces …Read more

Middle and High School Students Design Video Games

Posted by Conor Murphy on October 1, 2012
Middle and High School Students Design Video Games

Some people are just born to be gamers, and others are born to be game developers. One intrepid student from Mount Vernon, Illinois recently showed that, with enough determination, dreams of programming great video games can come true.Read more