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

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

Sneak Peek – Twilight Phenomena: The Lodgers of House 13

Posted by Margie B. on October 23, 2012
Sneak Peek – Twilight Phenomena: The Lodgers of House 13

Listen up Adventure Gamers!! ERS Game Studios Brings you a new Adventure game – Twilight Phenomena: The Lodgers of House 13 Collector’s Edition! Tired of the hustle and bustle of the city? Just need a quiet place to lay your head? We’ve all been there, looking for a new place to live that is reasonable …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

Sneak Peek – Botanica: Into the Unknown

Posted by Margie B. on October 16, 2012
Sneak Peek – Botanica: Into the Unknown

Get out your baseball gloves, because Boomzap has hit another one out of the park! Botanica: Into the Unknown Collector’s Edition is simply a gorgeous gem of a game and this writer dearly hopes it is the beginning of a new and wonderful series. Boomzap has become famous for their high quality games and this …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

Sneak Peek: Mystery Trackers – The Four Aces

Posted by Margie B. on October 4, 2012
Sneak Peek: Mystery Trackers – The Four Aces

Strange creatures, a secret association, and bizarre experiments disturb the peace in the small town of Brightfield. With its fourth installment, Mystery Trackers: The Four Aces, from Elephant Games, promises another rollercoaster ride of gaming experience. In Mystery Trackers: The Four Aces few things are what they seem to be in the beginning. When entering …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

Sneak Peek: Haunted Halls – Revenge of Dr. Blackmore

Posted by Margie B. on September 24, 2012
Sneak Peek: Haunted Halls – Revenge of Dr. Blackmore

Just when you thought you could relax, Dr. Blackmore kidnaps you, Tim, and several others. ERS’ Game studio’s popular Haunted Halls series is back with its third installment, Haunted Halls: Revenge of Dr. Blackmore! Haunted Halls: Revenge of Dr. Blackmore continues your adventures of trying to best the evil Dr. Blackmore and save your fiancé …Read more