Series Spotlight: Dark Parables

Posted by Conor Murphy on September 21, 2012
Series Spotlight: Dark Parables

For this week’s Series Spotlight,  the owner of Blue Tea Games, Steven Zhao was kind enough to sit down  and talk about the development process behind the Dark Parables series of games. In addition to the great interview below, make sure to  set aside some time this weekend to play the free trial of the newest Dark …Read more

Morality in Video Games

Posted by Conor Murphy on September 20, 2012
Morality in Video Games

The debate over whether video games can cause real-world violence has been going on for a while now, but a recent Forbes article written by Erik Kain asked another question: "Do real-world morals have a place in video games?"Read more

3 Epic Video Game Marriage Proposals

Posted by Conor Murphy on September 18, 2012
3 Epic Video Game Marriage Proposals

What's your fantasy wedding proposal? Do you imagine a simple candlelit dinner or something showy like, say, a flash mob wedding proposal complete with a marching band?Read more

Developer Focus: Boomzap Entertainment

Posted by Conor Murphy on September 14, 2012
Developer Focus: Boomzap Entertainment

In our first ever Developer Focus article on Boomzap Entertainment, I was able to catch up with co-founder Chris Natsuume, to talk about his game studio and philosophy on building immersive casual experiences.  To see all Boomzap games, click here if you have a PC or here if you use a Mac. Make sure to check out the interview below! How did Boomzap come about? …Read more

Plants vs Zombies Achievements Guide

Posted by Conor Murphy on September 12, 2012
Plants vs Zombies Achievements Guide

Everyone knows Popcap Games designs great games. Seems like you can’t get on an airplane these days without see someone playing Bejeweled or Plants vs Zombies. While their games always seem to feature great characters, a great storyline, and addictive gameplay, they are also known for two other things: Easter eggs and in-game achievements. We’ve …Read more

Series Spotlight: Margrave

Posted by Conor Murphy on September 12, 2012
Series Spotlight: Margrave

In this very special “Series Spotlight” we peer behind the development curtain of the beautiful Margrave game series. I recently caught up with the project’s Creative Director to discuss the development of  Margrave: The Blacksmith’s Daughter. We wanted to take you back to the very beginning, when the game was just scribbled words and rough …Read more

Plants vs Zombies Cheat Codes, Tips & Tricks

Posted by Conor Murphy on September 10, 2012
Plants vs Zombies Cheat Codes, Tips & Tricks

Those of us who have played Plants vs Zombies know what an addictive, fun game it is. From the fifty different plants available for your army to the multitude of wacky Zombies crossing your lawn, you’re bound to get a laugh from every new level. Want to have even more fun protecting your brains? How about Zombies in retro sunglasses or Zombies dancing? These are just two of the cheats coded into the game to ’enhance’ play. If you don't want to "cheat" you can also check out our free Plants vs. Zombies strategy guide!Read more

5 Reasons to Become a Game Designer

Posted by Conor Murphy on September 9, 2012
5 Reasons to Become a Game Designer

Job hunting. No one likes the anxiety that comes with resumes and interviews. It's even tougher if you don't know what you want to do with your life. After all, how can you tell an employer that you're dedicated and passionate in what you do when you're not entirely sure what you want as a career?Read more

Valve Wants Students to Play Video Games … in the Classroom

Posted by Conor Murphy on September 6, 2012
Valve Wants Students to Play Video Games … in the Classroom

If you remember physics class back in high school, you probably remember (or conveniently "archived") a bunch of formulas, calculations and headaches.Read more

Games That Make You Think

Posted by Conor Murphy on September 5, 2012
Games That Make You Think

Oftentimes we play games because they are an escape. However, games can be a great way to keep your brain active and force us to really think. This is especially true for games that involve critical thinking skills. While many games have elements that can be challenging, games such as Midnight Mysteries: The Edgar Allan …Read more

Video games, hygiene and the ancient Greeks

Posted by Conor Murphy on September 4, 2012
Video games, hygiene and the ancient Greeks

There has been a large debate over the effect playing violent video games has on gamers. The jury is still out on whether video games have any effect at all on aggressive behavior, but we think people have been asking the wrong question.Read more

Happy birthday, video games!

Posted by Conor Murphy on August 30, 2012
Happy birthday, video games!

Video games have reached significant milestone, according to a recent Smithsonian blog post. No, Hidden Object games haven’t achieved sentience (yet). Our beloved form of entertainment has hit the big 4-0. That’s right – playing video games as a form of home entertainment turned 40 years old on approximately August 29. So, bring out the …Read more