Behind the Curtain: The Making of Cooking Academy

Posted by Conor Murphy on September 13, 2013
Behind the Curtain: The Making of Cooking Academy

A few weeks ago I was able to sit down with Cooking Academy developer Fugazo and learn about the creative direction that led to their newest title — Cooking Academy – Restaurant Royale! Check it out here after you read the interview below: Please introduce yourself & your development team… Andrew: I’m the CEO and …Read more

Pinterest for Gamers

Posted by Lisa Galarneau on September 11, 2013
Pinterest for Gamers

Pinterest is essentially a curated catalog/gallery for anything graphical on the Web, and one of my favorite online services. Pinterest allows a curator to curate/edit/expert filter available options, which are typically graphical images found all over the Web (they also support video). People can follow others based on shared interests and aesthetics and like or repin …Read more

Changes Coming to Big Fish Instant Games

Posted by Conor Murphy on September 9, 2013
Changes Coming to Big Fish Instant Games

Dear Big Fish Community, We have made the difficult decision to end the Big Fish Instant Games program, our premium cloud-based streaming games service. Big Fish is always looking for innovative ways to extend our great content to you. Unfortunately, after many months of analysis, we had to make a tough decision to retire this …Read more

Keeping House, Gamer Style

Posted by Lisa Galarneau on September 5, 2013
Keeping House, Gamer Style

Want to increase your immersion in the videogame universes you love? Or need a place to show off your gamer self? Consider modifying your environment to make it more gamer chic. Videogame Art Are you the arty type? Etsy is a wonderful place to find handmade videogame items made by hardcore fans: Another set of …Read more

Best Mac Games of Summer 2013

Posted by Mac QA Team on September 4, 2013
Best Mac Games of Summer 2013

While you were out soaking up the sun, playing beach volleyball, and eating various barbecued food items, you may have missed some amazing games that came out on our site. We’re here to catch you up to speed just as the summer is coming to a close and you’re looking for a great game to …Read more

Mobile Gaming: It’s Here to Stay

Posted by Sarah Hazelwood on September 3, 2013
Mobile Gaming: It’s Here to Stay

The mobile gaming market is expected to generate $81.6bn by 2016 and as smartphone technology continues to evolve, it looks to be a trend that’s going to gain even more momentum over the coming years. In a recent report market intelligence firm Juniper projects that 64.1 billion gaming apps will be downloaded to mobile phones …Read more

Best iPad Games of September 2013

Posted by Carmen Bleything on September 1, 2013
Best iPad Games of September 2013

Ready to add to your tablet app portfolio? Do you like Platformers and Puzzle Games? It was a good month for both, so check out this list of the best iPad Games of September 2013! Gold Diggers Gold. It’s perhaps the most common currency among video games, the staple for buying equipment and upgrades throughout …Read more

Behind the Curtain — The Making of Sable Maze: Norwich Caves

Posted by Conor Murphy on August 29, 2013
Behind the Curtain — The Making of Sable Maze: Norwich Caves

We recently asked developer Daily Magic to describe the process behind creating Sable Maze: Norwich Caves. Check out their many insights below! When you’re finished reading the aricle, try Sable Maze: Norwich Caves today! At Daily Magic, we want you to discover unique worlds where you can meet characters that make you feel immersed in …Read more

Dissecting the Power of Play

Posted by Lisa Galarneau on August 26, 2013
Dissecting the Power of Play

Games and play are a bit of a guilty pleasure in our part of the world, but there are many reasons to consider play therapeutic and one of the best things you can do for yourself in life.   Play as a Critical Skill To overlook play as a critical component of the human experience …Read more

Your Deepest Emotions Can Be Expressed Through Games

Posted by Lisa Galarneau on August 23, 2013
Your Deepest Emotions Can Be Expressed Through Games

Talking about emotions in games often circulates around the constantly regurgitated themes related to media effects (the idea that media are suspect) in a range of correlation studies.  Yet there is more to the puzzle of complex human emotions related to play and gaming.  And, perhaps more importantly, correlation (people who are sometimes violent sometimes …Read more

Zombie Zombie Zombie: Make-up Tutorial

Posted by Melissa Dingmon on August 22, 2013
Zombie Zombie Zombie: Make-up Tutorial

  Halloween is approaching and The Walking Dead returns on October 13th. Want to celebrate? Paint yourself to look like a zombie! Don’t freak out. It is actually a more simple process than you may think. First, you’ll want to create the base. Prepare your skin by cleaning and moisturizing. (You’ve heard that before, right?) …Read more

The Story of Bear from FETCH (A Petfinder win!)

Posted by Chris Campbell on August 16, 2013
The Story of Bear from FETCH (A Petfinder win!)

FETCH is an interactive game for the iPhone and iPad that has been called, “The official game of dog lovers everywhere.” That review alone was worth the twelve months we spent making it. That’s not just because our team loves dogs, but also because now we were the semi-official representative for all dog lovers in …Read more