How to Become a Successful Game Artist
- Interview with Brian Thompson, Big Fish Studios Art Director

Posted by Big Fish Games on October 18, 2013
How to Become a Successful Game Artist<br />- Interview with Brian Thompson, Big Fish Studios Art Director

In this interview Brian Thompson talks about his own career, about traits of a successful game artist, and some advice and tips on producing quality work when creating game art. Brian Thompson works as Art Director at Big Fish Studios and has been in the lead role for adventure games such as the Drawn series …Read more

Brian Thompson’s Tips for How to Be a Better Game Artist

Posted by Big Fish Games on October 17, 2013
Brian Thompson’s Tips for How to Be a Better Game Artist

In the interview with Brian Thompson on how he got to become a game artist and later an Art Director he provided us with a very specific list of tips to follow. We list them here below for anybody that should be interested out there. Do you have any ninja skills or secret tips that …Read more

Games-inspired Halloween Fun

Posted by Lisa Galarneau on October 15, 2013
Games-inspired Halloween Fun

Halloween is a great time of year for declaring your gaming passions to the world. Not only can you purchase or create the perfect costume, but it’s also an excellent opportunity to decorate your abode and throw a Halloween-themed gamer party.  In this article I’ll offer tips for Halloween decor, costuming and make-up, party themes …Read more

Behind The Curtain: Testing MCF Shadow Lake for iOS

Posted by Mac QA Team on October 14, 2013
Behind The Curtain: Testing MCF Shadow Lake for iOS

How do you test a game that you’ve already played approximately 102 times?  This was the challenge for Mac QA when Mystery Case Files: Shadow Lake Collector’s Edition was ported to iOS, and they decided to revisit their most beloved game. Leia, Jason and Mark tell the story behind the scenes of their summer with …Read more

Geeky Video Game Pumpkin Stencils and How To Carve Them

Posted by Lauren Hall-Stigerts on October 10, 2013
Geeky Video Game Pumpkin Stencils and How To Carve Them

You don’t need to be a natural-born artist to carve amazing Halloween pumpkins! Here are 10 geeky video game pumpkin stencils and instructions on how to carve them like an expert. How to carve a pumpkin Step 1: Gut your pumpkin and collect your supplies The most beautiful pumpkin carving photos in the world were …Read more

Chew on This: Analyzing 200 Dogs & Cats Playing with iPads

Posted by Conor Murphy on October 7, 2013
Chew on This: Analyzing 200 Dogs & Cats Playing with iPads

In the age old battle of dogs vs. cats, the arena has taken many stages: Conquering the corner of the couch. Battling for food dish dominance. And settling sleeping quarters supremacy in deciding which animal ousts their human caregivers from their beds. Now, technology has become a factor in the war between dogs and cats …Read more

Dark Manor Update has More Payouts, More Gold,
and Better Social Features!

Posted by Conor Murphy on October 3, 2013
Dark Manor Update has More Payouts, More Gold, <br />and Better Social Features!

You asked, we listened! The newest Dark Manor update brings more payouts, more gold, and better social features! More achievements & more quests = more opportunities to earn rewards! Increased rewards for all the chapter quests, now including the opportunity to earn Gold! Walker-triggered attractions – like the Tesla Coil – will sometimes surprise you …Read more

Best Games to Play with Your Kids

Posted by Conor Murphy on October 1, 2013
Best Games to Play with Your Kids

When considering new games to play, sometimes the best choices aren’t all that new. In fact, there are likely quite a few hidden treasures to be found that are at least a few years old. We compiled this list of the best games of the last few years to revisit and play with your kids. …Read more

The Future of Hidden Object Games
An Interview with Patrick Wylie, Part 2

Posted by Big Fish Games on September 30, 2013
The Future of Hidden Object Games <br /> An Interview with Patrick Wylie, Part 2

We sat down with Patrick Wylie, VP of the Big Fish Studios, makers of the Mystery Case Files series, to talk about the hidden object games genre and how the new formats and platforms like F2P and streaming will impact the genre. How do you see the future of hidden object games with all the …Read more

Behind the Curtain: Antique Road Trip: American Dreamin’

Posted by Conor Murphy on September 26, 2013
Behind the Curtain: Antique Road Trip: American Dreamin’

A couple weeks back I sat down with two developers from Boomzap Entertainment to talk about their newest game Antique Road Trip: American Dreamin’! After reading about the amazing effort that went into making Antique Road Trip: American Dreamin’ below, make sure to give it a try today! Please introduce yourself & your development team… Boomzap …Read more

Video Games and Health: How to be a Healthier Gamer

Posted by Jacob St. Martin on September 24, 2013
Video Games and Health: How to be a Healthier Gamer

Gaming is a lot of fun, and there are a lot of positive things which it brings to the table. It can tell great stories, bring people together, and really improve a day. However, it is an activity which can lead to some pretty unhealthy lifestyles. Hardcore gamers may find themselves especially vulnerable to some …Read more

My Other Self is a Butt-kicking Supermodel

Posted by Lisa Galarneau on September 23, 2013
My Other Self is a Butt-kicking Supermodel

I swear, I need this bumper sticker. It seems like just about every time I get together with female gamer friends, the topic of conversation inevitably (and much to my chagrin) turns to the cuteness of avatars and our frustration with the limited options we are usually given to control their attractiveness. I had a …Read more