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

Series Spotlight: Margrave

Posted by Conor Murphy on September 12, 2012
Series Spotlight: Margrave

In this very special “Series Spotlight” we peer behind the development curtain of the beautiful Margrave game series. I recently caught up with the project’s Creative Director to discuss the development of  Margrave: The Blacksmith’s Daughter. We wanted to take you back to the very beginning, when the game was just scribbled words and rough …Read more

5 Reasons to Become a Game Designer

Posted by Conor Murphy on September 9, 2012
5 Reasons to Become a Game Designer

Job hunting. No one likes the anxiety that comes with resumes and interviews. It's even tougher if you don't know what you want to do with your life. After all, how can you tell an employer that you're dedicated and passionate in what you do when you're not entirely sure what you want as a career?Read more

Series Spotlight: Awakening

Posted by Conor Murphy on August 21, 2012
Series Spotlight: Awakening

In today’s “Series Spotlight,” we take a look at the 4th game in the Awakening series, Awakening: The Skyward Castle. I was able to speak at length with Awakening developer “Ran” Si Yuan Wong to talk about the artistic & creative process behind this fantastic series of games. Also, make sure to keep an eye …Read more

Careers in Gaming: You’re All Invited

Posted by Conor Murphy on August 20, 2012
Careers in Gaming: You’re All Invited

Working in the gaming industry, I field questions daily from people interested in what we do and how they can get a foot in the door. Without question, the most common question is, “How can I get a job in gaming?” First off, a career in gaming is a great way to earn a living. …Read more

Series Spotlight: Echoes of the Past

Posted by Conor Murphy on August 15, 2012
Series Spotlight: Echoes of the Past

In our second “Series Spotlight” we take a deeper look at the newest addition to the Echoes of the Past series, Echoes of the Past: The Revenge of the Witch. I recently sat down with Game Producer Sergey Bigas to talk about the creative inspiration behind this extremely imaginative series of games. Make sure to …Read more