5 Big Trends in Console Gaming

Posted by Taylor Stein on September 3, 2014
5 Big Trends in Console Gaming

As we move into Q3 of the gaming calendar year, we continue to take a statistical look at what’s hot in the world of gaming in 2014.  In this installment, we’ll be taking a deeper dive into the realm of console gaming statistics for 2014, examining what’s hot, which consoles are winning the “war,” and just how — …Read more

The History of Video Game Conventions

Posted by Conor Murphy on August 28, 2014
The History of Video Game Conventions

It’s convention fever here at Big Fish. With PAX Prime just around the corner (we really mean it, only 1.9 miles from Big Fish Seattle), everyone is excited to know the newest in games and gaming. As Pax readies to showcase the absolute best in indie gaming, like the PAX10 here, we got curious about …Read more

Big Fish ‘Text to Win’ Sweepstakes is HERE!

Posted by Jessica Sachs on August 28, 2014
Big Fish ‘Text to Win’ Sweepstakes is HERE!

Today is the first day of the Big Fish ‘Text to Win’ Sweepstakes! One lucky player will win $500 in cash from Big Fish simply by downloading a game onto their iPhone or iPad. This sweepstakes starts today and runs alongside the Penny Arcade Expo (PAX) taking place this weekend at the Washington State Convention …Read more

Save the Pandas! Save the World!

Posted by Jessica Sachs on August 26, 2014
Save the Pandas! Save the World!

Get ready for a pand-tastic adventure! Big Fish is proud to announce this week’s release of Panda Pandamonim on iPhone and iPad. Download for free and start playing!   Made by the same award-winning team that brought you Fetch and the Drawn series, Panda Pandamonium is a one-of-a kind strategy puzzle game. Equal parts adorable …Read more

Gamer Fashion and Lifestyle Options

Posted by Lisa Galarneau on August 25, 2014
Gamer Fashion and Lifestyle Options

One thing I have learned about gamers is that they love to proclaim their passions just about any way they can. The great thing about the modern age is that choices abound like never before and they are just a few easy clicks away. In the U.S. we are no longer limited to options only …Read more

The ABCs of Getting a Job in Game Development

Posted by Lauren Hall-Stigerts on August 18, 2014
The ABCs of Getting a Job in Game Development

“Do what you love.” And if you’re like most professionals in the game industry, you want to work with games because you love playing them. Game development jobs are competitive – you’ll need the right skills, experience, education, and knowledge to break into the industry. Photo Credit: DarthNick via Compfight cc Here is an overview …Read more

Learning to Draw Game Environments

Posted by Lisa Galarneau on August 15, 2014
Learning to Draw Game Environments

In a recent post I provided an outline for learning to draw video game characters. In this article I will cover game environments and how to conceptualize and draw them.  Game environments involve a number of different elements, including terrain and landscapes, buildings (houses, factories, etc.) and built elements (bridges, highways, etc.), and any other …Read more

2014 Mobile Gaming Stats: Where We Are & Where We’re Going

Posted by Taylor Stein on August 13, 2014
2014 Mobile Gaming Stats: Where We Are & Where We’re Going

5 Surprising Stats About Mobile Gaming in 2014 If you have looked at any mobile gaming statistics in the past decade, then you’ve seen just a fraction of how lucrative publishing video games for smartphone and tablets can be. In 2014, while console gaming is still extremely popular, the explosive potential for the mobile gaming industry …Read more

The History of Bingo

Posted by Lauren Hall-Stigerts on August 12, 2014
The History of Bingo

Bingo is a facet of classic Americana: a collection of game enthusiasts who meet in a room, mark off squares on their unique grids as numbers are randomly selected by a caller, and the first person to collect five numbers in a preset pattern (usually a row, column, or diagonal) wins. The Bingo hall is …Read more

Play Awakening Kingdoms on iPad & iPhone!

Posted by Jessica Sachs on August 7, 2014
Play Awakening Kingdoms on iPad & iPhone!

What if you never had to leave your favorite game world?   Never wanting a game to end is a wish we often hear from our customers, and it is a wish that we are happy to grant with the release of Awakening Kingdoms for iPad, iPhone & PC! The Awakening series, developed by Boomzap …Read more

2013 Gamers Survey Results: Demographics, Platforms and Smartphone Use

Posted by Lisa Galarneau on August 1, 2014
2013 Gamers Survey Results: Demographics, Platforms and Smartphone Use

The researchers here at Big Fish created a survey to better understand gamers in the U.S.  We got over 1000 responses, which gave us some powerful insight into the demographics and habits/practices of a large contingent of gamers.  Some of our data is a bit different than other surveys conducted, and that is probably related …Read more

The Summer of Strong Women: Unwind with These 5 Must-Read Comics

Posted by Lauren Hall-Stigerts on July 31, 2014
The Summer of Strong Women: Unwind with These 5 Must-Read Comics

Summer’s in full swing. Whether you are on a three-month vacation or a three-day getaway, you’re going to need some entertaining reading. Now is the perfect time to get absorbed in a new comic book. More likely to read a fiction novel than a graphic novel? You’ll be pleasantly surprised by the narratives that are …Read more