The Importance of Coffee Machine Signage

Posted by Conor Murphy on August 16, 2011
The Importance of Coffee Machine Signage

The following blog post is part #2 in a series chronicling the coffee culture at Big Fish Games. Read part #1 here: A Tale of Two Coffee Machines You might think every employee here at Big Fish is so consumed with games and gaming they don’t have time to wrestle with any other challenges. Not …Read more

Turn Your Friends Into Gamers Right Now

Posted by Conor Murphy on August 10, 2011
Turn Your Friends Into Gamers Right Now

We can all agree that playing video games is fun. But isn’t it true that most things that are fun are even better when shared with those who are special to us? What better way to play through your favorite game than with your favorite friend? What’s that you say? Your friends aren’t into gaming? …Read more

Buying Games Online: 6 Reasons You Should Get Onboard

Posted by Conor Murphy on August 8, 2011
Buying Games Online: 6 Reasons You Should Get Onboard

Paying money for a game download rather than one you carry home can be a difficult step for some. Yet, such a purchasing experience offers many advantages over traditional shopping. Buying games online is a radical departure from the traditional shopping experience. Driving to the mall and hoping the game is in stock is a …Read more

Casual Gaming: From Beginner to Pro in 5 Simple Steps

Posted by Conor Murphy on August 4, 2011
Casual Gaming: From Beginner to Pro in 5 Simple Steps

Everyone remembers their first day of high school. You’re not entirely sure where to go. Nearly everyone is a stranger. Helpful resources are still a mystery. In short, you feel lost. Getting started in gaming can be a very similar experience. Where do you start? What games should you play? Where can you get help? …Read more

The Psychology of Gaming

Posted by Conor Murphy on August 2, 2011
The Psychology of Gaming

Have you ever sat back and thought about why you love to play games? Perhaps it’s the challenge, the excitement, and the adventure. Maybe it’s the friendships you make through social gaming. It could even be to give you a reason to play with your kids. Whatever your reason, for me, gaming has always been …Read more

Gaming Clubs: Making Casual Gaming Social

Posted by Conor Murphy on July 28, 2011
Gaming Clubs: Making Casual Gaming Social

When was the last time you were playing a game and you got stuck? Have you ever wanted to ask a friend where the hidden object is in level 4? Or how to unlock the secret passage through the kitchen? Turning solitary activities, such as gaming, into social events has been happening for years. Book …Read more

Everyone Deserves to Have Fun

Posted by Conor Murphy on July 26, 2011
Everyone Deserves to Have Fun

It’s been a busy week of extracurricular activities for Big Fish Games, and I’ve been fortunate enough to participate in some of the week’s exciting events. On Monday we hosted the second annual Big Fish Games Workshop, and I got to watch developers and casual gamers come together around the games they love. Throughout the …Read more

10 Great Places to Play Mobile Games

Posted by Conor Murphy on July 25, 2011
10 Great Places to Play Mobile Games

With the proliferation of mobile games and mobile gaming platforms, it’s becoming more and more common for gamers to take their obsession on the road. Whether you’re killing some downtime on the bus with a quick game of Rainbow Web or losing yourself at Starbucks in Mystery Case Files: MillionHeir, these days, gaming is becoming …Read more

A Tale of Two Coffee Machines

Posted by Conor Murphy on July 25, 2011
A Tale of Two Coffee Machines

For those of you who aren’t aware, our office is in Seattle and in Seattle, we take our coffee very, very seriously. Coffee. Coffee shops. Coffee festivals. Coffee tours. Shops that are not even coffee shops, but still serve great coffee. Gas stations with coffee. Getting 50 MPG if you add 2 cups of coffee …Read more

Match 3 Games and Your 15-Minute Break

Posted by Conor Murphy on July 22, 2011
Match 3 Games and Your 15-Minute Break

We know how it is with down time at work. Fifteen minutes isn’t enough time to dive into a new project but it’s too much time to just sit there and do nothing. We’ve taken some time to think about how to best handle such situations. The answer may surprise you. We all need to …Read more

Why Digital Products Are Such A Great Gift Option

Posted by Conor Murphy on December 14, 2010

In keeping with the holiday season, we thought it would be fun to take a second to look at why digital products are such fantastic gift ideas. More and more entertainment is moving online and can be accessed directly via the web. Whether you’re interested in movies, music, books, or games, you will find each …Read more

Happy Halloween Flowchart – Guaranteed!

Posted by Conor Murphy on October 29, 2010

An evening of Halloween trick or treating and devilish escapades can have lots of wacky outcomes that require a somewhat sophisticated level of analysis. To help you more efficiently navigate through an evening of tricks or treats, we offer you the following Halloween flowchart guaranteed (not really) to lead to a Happy Halloween every year! …Read more