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

Series Spotlight: Haunted Halls

Posted by Conor Murphy on September 27, 2012
Series Spotlight: Haunted Halls

In this week’s Series Spotlight,  I was able to catch up with ERS Game Design Director Alexander Motylev, to talk about the genesis of the Haunted Halls game series. Check out how ERS makes these amazing games below! Please introduce yourself/development team Hello, my name is Alexander Motylev, Game-design director at ERS Game Studios. How did you come …Read more

Big Fish Scholarship Contest Announcement!

Posted by Conor Murphy on September 24, 2012
Big Fish Scholarship Contest Announcement!

Do you have a college-age child? How about one that is already in school? As you probably already know, higher education can be very expensive. Even worse, tuition costs seem to go up every year. To do our small part, Big Fish is proud to announce our first annual Online Games Scholarship Contest! This is …Read more

Series Spotlight: Dark Parables

Posted by Conor Murphy on September 21, 2012
Series Spotlight: Dark Parables

For this week’s Series Spotlight,  the owner of Blue Tea Games, Steven Zhao was kind enough to sit down  and talk about the development process behind the Dark Parables series of games. In addition to the great interview below, make sure to  set aside some time this weekend to play the free trial of the newest Dark …Read more

Morality in Video Games

Posted by Conor Murphy on September 20, 2012
Morality in Video Games

The debate over whether video games can cause real-world violence has been going on for a while now, but a recent Forbes article written by Erik Kain asked another question: "Do real-world morals have a place in video games?"Read more

3 Epic Video Game Marriage Proposals

Posted by Conor Murphy on September 18, 2012
3 Epic Video Game Marriage Proposals

What's your fantasy wedding proposal? Do you imagine a simple candlelit dinner or something showy like, say, a flash mob wedding proposal complete with a marching band?Read more

Developer Focus: Boomzap Entertainment

Posted by Conor Murphy on September 14, 2012
Developer Focus: Boomzap Entertainment

In our first ever Developer Focus article on Boomzap Entertainment, I was able to catch up with co-founder Chris Natsuume, to talk about his game studio and philosophy on building immersive casual experiences.  To see all Boomzap games, click here if you have a PC or here if you use a Mac. Make sure to check out the interview below! How did Boomzap come about? …Read more

Plants vs Zombies Achievements Guide

Posted by Conor Murphy on September 12, 2012
Plants vs Zombies Achievements Guide

Everyone knows Popcap Games designs great games. Seems like you can’t get on an airplane these days without see someone playing Bejeweled or Plants vs Zombies. While their games always seem to feature great characters, a great storyline, and addictive gameplay, they are also known for two other things: Easter eggs and in-game achievements. We’ve …Read more