Series Spotlight: Nightmare Realm

Posted by Conor Murphy on December 31, 2012
Series Spotlight: Nightmare Realm

To commemorate the release of Nightmare Realm: In the End, I spoke with lead designer Vladimir Fokin about how the Nightmare Realm series got it’s start. After reading the interview below, treat yourself and celebrate the new year a day early by checking out Nightmare Realm: In the End!Read more

Mystery Case Files: Return to Ravenhearst Early Concept Art

Posted by Conor Murphy on December 29, 2012
Mystery Case Files: Return to Ravenhearst Early Concept Art

The process of creating a new Mystery Case Files game requires a great deal of work by many talented people within Big Fish Games. Some of those individuals are the Big Fish Studios' artists. These artists spend a great deal of time drawing, painting, and rendering the graphics you see in select Big Fish Games releases. Before developers began creating Return to Ravenhearst, concept sketches and paintings were created to help the development team better visualize game play locations. These works also help everyone involved better understand the style, tone, and overall feeling of the game.Read more

Series Spotlight: Phantasmat

Posted by Conor Murphy on December 6, 2012
Series Spotlight: Phantasmat

To celebrate the release of Phantasmat: Crucible Peak, I sat down with lead designer Vladimir Kozik about how the series got it's start! We all have a lot of chores to get done this holiday season, but don't forget to set aside some "me time" so you can try Phantasmat: Crucible Peak!Read more

Sneak Peek – Phantasmat: Crucible Peak Collector’s Edition

Posted by Margie B. on November 29, 2012
Sneak Peek – Phantasmat: Crucible Peak Collector’s Edition

This has happened to us all. You plan that perfect ski vacation, then BLAM, avalanche! But most of us have not discovered a village trapped under the ice with eerie denizens. ERS Game Studio’s new release of Phantasmat: Crucible Peak Collector’s Edition is a worthy successor to Codeminion’s original Phantasmat. Each citizen of the snow …Read more

Developer Focus: ERS Game Studios

Posted by Isaias on November 22, 2012
Developer Focus: ERS Game Studios

Hi! My name’s Isaias Vallejo, and I’m the Director and Executive Producer for Big Fish. I recently got a chance to sit down with Vladimir Savenkov, one of the owners of ERS Game Studios, and talk to him about their company roots, successes, and challenges. ERS is known for several successful casual game franchises, including …Read more

Sneak Peek – Mystery Case Files: Shadow Lake Collector’s Edition

Posted by Margie B. on November 16, 2012
Sneak Peek – Mystery Case Files: Shadow Lake Collector’s Edition

There are many things to look forward to when Thanksgiving time rolls around. Spending quality time with family and friends, good food, door-buster holiday sales and the biggest one of all – the next Mystery Case Files. The wait is almost over, Mystery Case Files: Shadow Lake Collector’s Edition is almost here! Those who know …Read more

Ask the Developer – Mystery Case Files: Shadow Lake

Posted by Conor Murphy on November 15, 2012
Ask the Developer – Mystery Case Files: Shadow Lake

As the launch of Mystery Case Files: Shadow Lake draws near, I was able to sit down with our very own Big Fish Studios development team last week to interview them about the inspiration behind the immensely popular Mystery Case Files game series. Director Kale Stutzman and developers Garth Bonikowski  & Ben Schofield were kind enough to answer …Read more

Series Spotlight: Haunted Legends

Posted by Conor Murphy on November 15, 2012
Series Spotlight: Haunted Legends

In today’s Series Spotlight, I spoke with ERS Game Studios about how they came up with the Haunted Legends game series. After checking out the interview, we recommend you celebrate “Novemberfest” with the newest addition to the series – Haunted Legends: The Undertaker! How did you come up with the Haunted Legends game series? The inspiration for the …Read more

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

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

Sneak Peek – Mystery of the Ancients: Curse of the Blackwater

Posted by Margie B. on October 29, 2012
Sneak Peek – Mystery of the Ancients: Curse of the Blackwater

The town of Blackwater has always been a peaceful and happy place for its residents. But when the water for the whole town turns black for an entire night, immediate evacuation is required. Is there a relation between this mystery and the recently discovered ancient ruins? In Mystery of the Ancients: Curse of the Blackwater …Read more