Big Fish Games Gobbles Up Pac-Man

Posted by Conor Murphy on November 5, 2009

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.

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Mystery Case Files: Dire Grove Announced!

Posted by Conor Murphy on October 30, 2009

Big Fish Games Studios is proud to announce the release of Mystery Case Files: Dire Grove! Details are slim at this point, but the first image from the game has taken over the front page of the Mystery Case Files Fan Page. We were able to get our hands on the raw image from Studios …Read more

Nick Chase: A Detective Story Featured in App Store

Posted by Conor Murphy on October 22, 2009

We’re happy to report Nick Chase: A Detective Story is being featured on the iTunes App Store this week! Along with Shrek Kart and Rock Band, Nick Chase can be seen on the rotating header on the Apps home page. That’s good company to be in! This marks the first release from Big Fish Games …Read more

Hidden Expedition: Devil’s Triangle Screenshots Released

Posted by Conor Murphy on October 21, 2009

Big Fish Games’ Studios is proud to bring you the first images from the upcoming release of Hidden Expedition: Devil’s Triangle. Following your epic trip to The Amazon, pack your bags and get ready for a trip into one of the most mysterious regions in the world. It’s your job to piece together the mysteries …Read more

Nick Chase: A Detective Story Available for the iPhone

Posted by Conor Murphy on October 19, 2009

Big Fish Games’ Studios is proud to announce the release of Nick Chase: A Detective Story for the iPhone and iPod touch. Nick Chase, a hard-boiled Private Investigator, is in need of a job. Lucky for him, one arrives from a man known only as The Collector. Solve a variety of puzzles and find hidden …Read more

Nocturnal: Boston Nightfall Available for the iPhone

Posted by Conor Murphy on October 5, 2009

Big Fish Games’ Studios is proud to announce the release of Nocturnal: Boston Nightfall for the iPhone and iPod touch. Play as recently deceased Claire unraveling the secrets of her undead powers in this shadow-soaked Hidden Object game! Solve elaborate puzzles on your path to becoming a Nocturnal or Brethren. Quickly seek out mystical hidden …Read more

Climb Mt. Rainier with Big Fish Games!

Posted by Conor Murphy on September 29, 2009

Reach New Heights with Big Fish Games! Our partner developers know Big Fish Games can take their games to new heights, but now we’re offering all of our partners the chance to reach new heights themselves – literally. We’re talking 14,411 feet, to be exact. Starting this October, any developer who launches their game on …Read more

Drawn: The Painted Tower Goes Global

Posted by Conor Murphy on September 24, 2009

Following on the heels of it’s release to our English speaking audience, Drawn: The Painted Tower has packed it’s bags and is heading overseas. Our French, German, Japanese, and Spanish speaking audiences can now delve into the immersive world that is Drawn. All four localized versions of the game are scheduled for release today so …Read more

Hidden Expedition: Devil’s Triangle Announced

Posted by Conor Murphy on September 22, 2009

Join the Hidden Expedition Adventure Team on another exhilarating journey! The newest edition of Hidden Expedition takes you to another famous locale: The Bermuda Triangle, otherwise known as Devil’s Triangle. Follow along as a world renowned explorer and piece together the mysteries of a historically dangerous and largely uncharted area. Discover clues hidden amongst the …Read more

Drawn: The Painted Tower Sizzle Reel

Posted by Conor Murphy on September 3, 2009

Have you ever heard of a sizzle reel? In the gaming industry, a "sizzle reel" is something very similar to a game trailer. However, the sizzle reel typically shows a bit more of the actual game play and less marketing footage - although, I guess it’s all marketing footage when you think about it... The studio who creates the sizzle reel wants to release footage that helps bridge the gap between what the game is about and how the game plays. In addition, interesting content such as story boards or concept art is often included to ’spice things up’ a bit. Sizzle reels, of course, are meant to help build buzz and get fans even more excited about the upcoming game release.Read more

Drawn: The Painted Tower Screenshots Released

Posted by Conor Murphy on August 31, 2009

Download Drawn: The Painted Tower In what seems like Christmas in September for this blogger, Big Fish Games’ Studios has released the third pack of teaser content for Drawn: The Painted Tower in as many days. Following on the heels of early sketches for Drawn: The Painted Tower and concept art for Drawn: The Painted Tower comes screenshots taken from actual game play. The Painted Tower is the first installment in the Drawn story and promises to be an amazing gaming experience for Big Fish Games’ fans.Read more

Drawn: The Painted Tower Release Date Announced

Posted by Conor Murphy on August 31, 2009

Big Fish Games’ Studios is proud to announce the release of Drawn: The Painted Tower on Friday, September 4th, 2009. "We are extremely excited to release Drawn: The Painted Tower. In this first installment of the Drawn story, we have focused on creating a richly painted world with differentiated game play and fantastic puzzles." "Drawn represents the collective efforts of a strong and dynamic development team and reflects the overall values and vision of Big Fish Games; To bring the best experiences possible to our customers. I think Drawn will surprise current customers and will appeal to new users as well. Play Drawn for an enticing and mind-bending visual treat." - Brian Thompson, Art DirectorRead more