Vancouver Team Releases Unwell Mel for Download

Posted by Conor Murphy on February 20, 2009

Today we're excited to announce the first game release from our new development team in Vancouver, BC! Unwell Mel, a popular game found only in our Game Community, is now available for download. The new Vancouver team that is responsible for bringing you this new game - including artists and developers - allows us to more effectively expand our genre expertise without sacrificing our depth, quality and creativity.Read more

The Real Return to Ravenhearst Case File

Posted by Conor Murphy on February 13, 2009

Prior to the release of Mystery Case Files: Return to Ravenhearst, a press kit was created to help promote the game. This kit was delivered in an official Mystery Case Files satchel and included a version of the real case file featured in the game. This case file was created to give those who had the opportunity to read it a unique glimpse inside the return visit to Ravenhearst Manor. The content of the case file helps lay the framework for the game as it briefly mentions the events leading up to the return to Ravenhearst Manor. Readers are taken back to Mystery Case Files: Ravenhearst and Mystery Case Files: Madame Fate to help set the stage for the next chapter in the Mystery Case Files series.Read more

Virtual Villagers: A New Home Available for the iPhone

Posted by Conor Murphy on February 4, 2009

Big Fish Games’ Studios is proud to announce the release of Virtual Villagers: A New Home for the iPhone and iPod touch. These poor villagers washed up on shore after surviving a horrific volcanic eruption. It’s up to you to guide them in learning how to survive in this real-time simulation game. Islanders learn by doing, but you might have to keep an eye on them to make sure they don’t give up too easily. They need to become farmers, builders, scientists, parents and more in order to thrive on this new island. You are the leader and the only one who can help the villagers build a proud new home. How will you lead your tribe?Read more

Diana Fortune in the Lost Temple of Gold

Posted by Conor Murphy on January 21, 2009

Big Fish Games Studios is proud to announce Diana Fortune in the Lost Temple of Gold, a new free online game available for Big Fish Games Community players! Join archaeologist and adventurer Diana Fortune as she travels to the overgrown jungles near Tikal to explore a recently discovered Mayan temple. The floor of the temple is mostly quick sand, so you'll have to create paths for Diana using ornate stepping stone tiles. She can use these paths to travel around and collect valuable treasures to send to local museums!Read more

Big Fish Games on the iPhone

Posted by Conor Murphy on January 9, 2009

With so much buzz around mobile gaming on the Apple iPhone, it was only a matter of time before a Big Fish Games title made its way to this capable and exciting platform. Following on the heels of the successful development and release of Mystery Case Files: MillionHeir for the Nintendo DS, Hidden Expedition: Everest was targeted as the first release for the iPhone. Learn more about this great title and other Big Fish Games for the iPhone and iPod touch. Shawn Wood (Lead Artist) and Tyson Chihaya (Lead Programmer) were tasked with transitioning Everest from the PC to the iPhone. A downloadable gaming hit, the Hidden Expedition series of games have established themselves as a well known brand among casual gamers. This resulted in the redesign of Hidden Expedition: Everest carrying with it certain expectations. "We wanted to make sure we kept the core integrity of the game intact, however, our #1 goal was to make sure it remained a good game. Also, this was our first game for the iPhone so we felt a bit of pressure to get it right," said Shawn Wood.Read more

Mystery Case Files: Return to Ravenhearst Sketches

Posted by Conor Murphy on December 12, 2008

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.Read more

Mystery Case Files: MillionHeir – Developer’s Voice Trailer

Posted by Conor Murphy on November 17, 2008

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.Read more

A Look Back at Mystery Case Files: Madame Fate

Posted by Conor Murphy on October 13, 2008
A Look Back at Mystery Case Files: Madame Fate

We've asked Bill Meyer and Adrian Woods to sit down with us and take a look back at Mystery Case Files: Madame Fate. We'll talk about the development of the game, the storyline, and the future of the Mystery Case Files franchise. Bill Meyer and Adrian Woods are two of the key individuals responsible for the Mystery Case Files game franchise. Bill acted as the Art Director for Madame Fate while Adrian acted as Game Developer.Read more