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

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

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

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

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

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