The Word of the Year is a Win for the Internet

Posted by Lauren Hall-Stigerts on January 30, 2013
The Word of the Year is a Win for the Internet

When I was a kid, we didn’t have mobile phones to entertain us. Our friends had to visit our house to play a cooperative video game together. And to see the latest movie VHS release, we had to leave the house to rent a movie from the store. But you know what entertained me then …Read more

Sneak Peek – Nightmare Adventures: The Turning Thorn

Posted by Margie B. on January 25, 2013
Sneak Peek – Nightmare Adventures: The Turning Thorn

Oh boy! I feel like Steve Martin in The Jerk announcing the arrival of the new phone books. “The new Nightmare Adventures game is here, the new Nightmare Adventures game is here!” The team at Ghost Ship Studios has answered our begging… er, numerous requests and brought us Nightmare Adventures: The Turning Thorn, the sequel …Read more

Sneak Peek – Amaranthine Voyage: The Tree of Life Collector’s Edition

Posted by Margie B. on January 24, 2013
Sneak Peek – Amaranthine Voyage: The Tree of Life Collector’s Edition

Eipix Entertainment’s tag line of “Creating Worlds” is certainly fitting. They have created a visually stunning game with both an intriguing storyline and exciting gameplay. Amaranthine Voyage: The Tree of Life delivers what you expect from an exceptional game and then some. Although the Tree of Life is said to be a myth, your research …Read more

Games for Young Kids

Posted by Conor Murphy on January 22, 2013
Games for Young Kids

These days, kids and technology seem to go together like peanut butter and jelly. Kids are able to understand and work with everything from cellphones to computers at an increasingly younger age. Many of you know exactly what I’m talking about as you have little ones who are eager to curl up with your smart …Read more

Fairway Solitaire Wins 2012 People’s Choice Award!

Posted by Melissa Dingmon on January 15, 2013
Fairway Solitaire Wins 2012 People’s Choice Award!

Fairway Solitaire has recently garnered some pretty cool awards even though an evil gopher, McDivot, has been wrecking havoc on players. Apparently, McDivot’s antics weren’t enough to discourage editors and audiences at IGN, the Academy of Interactive Arts and Science, and Pixelated Sausage from giving their hearts to Fairway Solitaire. IGN.com is a leading entertainment …Read more

What Does it Mean to be a Gamer?

Posted by Lauren Hall-Stigerts on January 14, 2013
What Does it Mean to be a Gamer?

Playing games is more than a hobby for me. Games are how I bonded with my brothers growing up. Games are how I met some of my best and closest friends. Games are how I met my eventual husband from one thousand miles away. Games are a part of who I am. Although I don’t …Read more

Lea Thompson on ABC Family

Posted by Conor Murphy on January 7, 2013
Lea Thompson on ABC Family

Did you love seeing Lea Thompson in Mystery Case Files: Shadow Lake? Don’t miss the winter premiere of her hit ABC Family series Switched at Birth tonight at 8/7c! Switched at Birth features two families who find out that their 16 year old daughters had been switched at birth as newborns in the hospital. Catch …Read more

Series Spotlight: Grim Tales

Posted by Conor Murphy on January 5, 2013
Series Spotlight: Grim Tales

In today’s Series Spotlight, we let you in on our chat with Elephant Studios, the team that brought you the Surface & Grim Tales game series. We wanted to discuss the roots of the Grim Tales series and hear more about their newest game Grim Tales: The Stone Queen. Have some fun this weekend and …Read more

Series Spotlight: Nightmare Realm

Posted by Conor Murphy on December 31, 2012
Series Spotlight: Nightmare Realm

To commemorate the release of Nightmare Realm: In the End, I spoke with lead designer Vladimir Fokin about how the Nightmare Realm series got it’s start. After reading the interview below, treat yourself and celebrate the new year a day early by checking out Nightmare Realm: In the End!Read more

Mystery Case Files: Return to Ravenhearst Early Concept Art

Posted by Conor Murphy on December 29, 2012
Mystery Case Files: Return to Ravenhearst Early Concept Art

The process of creating a new Mystery Case Files game requires a great deal of work by many talented people within Big Fish Games. Some of those individuals are the Big Fish Studios' artists. These artists spend a great deal of time drawing, painting, and rendering the graphics you see in select Big Fish Games releases. Before developers began creating Return to Ravenhearst, concept sketches and paintings were created to help the development team better visualize game play locations. These works also help everyone involved better understand the style, tone, and overall feeling of the game.Read more

Best Android Games of 2012

Posted by Conor Murphy on December 28, 2012
Best Android Games of 2012

Smarmy bards and groovy grannies were abound in the Android app market in 2012. Do you want to play a tale of epic adventure or raise your own agriculture empire? Some of the toughest decisions to make are those that involve which mobile apps to buy. We decided to help you out with a list …Read more

Researchers Use Video Games to Understand the Real World

Posted by Conor Murphy on December 27, 2012
Researchers Use Video Games to Understand the Real World

There are a lot of unique ways that people have learned to utilize video games over the years. They've served as motivational tools, high-profile competitions … a model from which to study complex economic scenarios.Read more