For those of you wondering if we will be offering Virtual Villagers 4 on our site, the answer is yes. In three weeks, on or around April 21st, the developer of Virtual Villagers 4 is allowing Big Fish Games to offer this new game at $6.99. Since the feature set will be the same, we decided to wait for the $6.99 version instead of launching it at $19.95 and then lowering the price three weeks later. It's a great game that is well worth the wait. In the mean time, if you're yearning for a Virtual Villagers game, try Virtual Villagers: A New Home, Virtual Villagers: The Lost Children, and Virtual Villagers: The Secret City. You can also head over to Facebook and play My Tribe for FREE or grab the Daily Deal for March 31st – My Tribe for only $2.99!Virtual Villagers 4 is coming to Big Fish Games for only $6.99!Read more
If you missed it this morning, we wanted to let you know the Big Fish Babes and Big Fish Games were featured on The Today Show! Maria Menounos sat down with the Babes to get a look inside their unique friendship. As many of you may know, the Big Fish Babes are a group of women who met through their love of Big Fish Games. They met online and after a year had their first face-to-face meeting in Seattle. They visited our office and have since started working with Big Fish Games' Studios to help test games prior to release.Read more
Big Fish Games’ Studios is proud to announce the release of Hidden in Time: Mirror Mirror for the iPhone and iPod touch. The Duchess of Fairwich bequeathed a mysterious mirror to her maid in honor. Records show this trusted servant is a direct descendant of your family. With the town of Fairwich facing bankruptcy, its beloved Castle Fairwich is set to be auctioned in three days time. Can this ancient mirror lead to riches beyond your imagination, or does it possess more magical powers? It’s up to you to uncover the mysteries hidden in time. Explore 27 beautiful locations as you search an ancient castle to collect hidden mirror shards that reveal an intriguing storyline. Enjoy great mirror themed minigames and play in timed or relaxed modes. You can also listen to your iPod library while playing.Read more
Announcing the release of My Tribe on Facebook!
Create a prosperous island paradise for your industrious, intelligent tribe with this real-time Brain Teaser! Your tribe will have a mind of its own, learning skills and starting families even when you're not around, but check back often to keep your island idyllic. Uncover mysterious secrets; unlock exciting new technology; build wondrous structures, and even explore other exciting islands in My Tribe!
"Social gamers are drawn to game experiences that offer greater depth of gameplay in easily accessible, social formats," said Will O'Brien, vice president of Social Games at Big Fish Games. "My Tribe is precisely that. It is among our catalog of roughly 2,500 games and is just the second brand of many that we're looking forward to bringing to the Facebook audience."Read more
Just in time for the 2010 Winter Olympic Games, Jolly Bear Games brings you Big City Adventure: Vancouver. Vancouver, BC lies between the Burrard Inlet to the north and the Fraser River to the south and ranks as the third largest city in Canada. Now you can explore the area as you search for thousands …Read more
The holiday season is in full effect and Faunashpere is happy to offer you a new holiday themed zone complete with new Lux / Bux items and new goals to pursue! If you haven’t done so already take a moment to head over to the Frozen Village. From there, you’ll have access to Wintergift Valley, …Read more
Big Fish Games is proud to announce the upcoming launch of Harlequin Presents: Hidden Object of Desire, the first romantic, hidden object game release following our announcement of our partnership with Harlequin Enterprises Limited, the global leader in series romance and one of the world’s leading publishers of women’s fiction. Harlequin Presents is among the …Read more
Big Fish Games is set to release the much anticipated Mystery Case Files: Dire Grove in early December, however the MCF team indicates there will be a special release in time for Thanksgiving, exclusively for Big Fish Game Club members.
On November 25th we will launch Mystery Case Files: Dire Grove - Collector's Edition. Why a Collector's Edition? The Mystery Case Files team built this special version of the game to be a one-of-a-kind MCF experience like nothing you have played before. The Collector's Edition launches several weeks early and includes secret bonus levels, additional puzzles, and other intriguing "extras".Read more
’Tis the season for Thanksgiving fun. Big Fish Games is proud to announce the latest holiday zone update for Faunasphere: Thanksgiving!
If you haven’t done so already take a moment to stop by Camp Gobblefield, our latest holiday zone! Participate in the Community Pie Baking Project, check out the latest autumn decorations for your Faunasphere and then hop over to the Mire Knoll Goal Station where you can learn about the "Crock" that can help you create Premium 6 smilie food!
As you make your way through the new zones, you’ll encounter wonderful Thanksgiving themed objects including pumpkins, hay bails, piping hot turkeys, falling leaves, and scarecrows! It’s all great fun you’re sure to enjoy and best of all, the update is free!
We’ve included some screenshots to give you a feel for what the update has in store (the Hoofer is hiding in one of the screenshots...can you find him?). Head over to Faunasphere today and enjoy the seasonal fun.Read more
With the release of the Mystery Case Files: Dire Grove sizzle reel, speculation about the game has accelerated dramatically. Every MCF game has had secrets buried within and MCF: Dire Grove is likely no different. The question is, how much was shared in the sizzle reel? Big Fish Games’ Studios is tight lipped regarding what is or is not in the video (they responded to my desperate pleas with slightly evil smiles). That being the case, it is up to us to contemplate, speculate, conjecture, and guess at what the video is trying to tell us. I’ve captured the most intriguing posts from the Dire Grove Speculation forum thread for you to take a look at. You’ll be interested to know I ran these by Studios and they looked a little nervous...keep the posts coming! tunaontoast on Nov 10, 09 1:03 PMOK, car in the video has a license plate which is...JXH2M6.....any suggestions ???? emmyjayne on Nov 10, 09 1:14 PMWhen the grad student is making her presentation it looks like the slide shown on the screen is a grave yard (with Celtic cross headstones). So I wonder if they open a crypt gate that let’s something evil out where it’s been buried...Read more
"In the Fall of 2009, four graduate students traveled to a small township near Blackpool, England. They were never heard from again." With these words we begin the latest journey in the Mystery Case Files series. The release of Mystery Case Files: Dire Grove is just around the corner and Big Fish Games’ Studios is proud to share the Dire Grove sizzle reel with you. Head over to the Official Mystery Case Files site to see the video and gain insight into where the Mystery Case Files series is going...or not... The video is likely as much of a surprise to you as it was to us. Big Fish Games’ Studios is never one to be redundant. Each new installment to the Mystery Case Files game series has taken the series to a new level. This was especially true with Mystery Case Files: Return to Ravenhearst. It appears Studios intends to the same with Mystery Case Files: Dire Grove. The sizzle reel clearly hints at the Mystery Case Files series heading in an interesting new direction by incorporating actual video footage into the game. As always, specific game details are under wraps at this point so we’re not entirely sure, but we’ll try to dig for more information regarding where and how this footage is woven into game play.Read more
It isn't often we discuss game releases here in the blog, however, Pac-Man is no ordinary game release. Originally released in Japan on May 10, 1980, Pac-Man was the brain child of Namco's Toru Iwatani. He, along with a meager team of six would create what would become one of the most influential video games in history. The early success of Pac-Man was enough to interest arcade-game manufacturer Midway who purchased the rights to release the game in the United States later that year. Pac-Man would go on to generate over a billion dollars in revenue in the first year alone.
What set Pac-Man apart from other video games, however, was its ability to reach across gender lines. At the time, video game arcades were popping up in nearly every downtown district. On the shoulders of Asteroids, Space Invaders, Galaxian, and Defender, arcades were thriving due to the a steady stream of male gamers eager to do battle in outer space.Read more