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Big Fish Games cuts staff, closing Vancouver studio

Seattle-based casual games provider Big Fish has gone through a round of layoffs, is closing its Vancover studio and has entered a 30-day consultation period about its operations in Cork, Ireland. GameIndustry International obtained a letter by CEO Paul Thelen to staff that outlined the changes,...

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Big Fish Unlimited makes a splash on Android by streaming games from the cloud

Big Fish Games, proprietors of casual gaming, have released a new app on the Google Play store: Big Fish Unlimited. From within this app, Android users can access over 100 different casual games. Big Fish Games is adding new games to the app each week and promises players can resume play between...

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Apple allows Big Fish to offer subscription-based gaming on iPad [Update: and then changes its mind]

Apple has bestowed upon Big Fish Games the ability to offer customers access to dozens of its iPad titles for a monthly fee. This is the first time a subscription model has been implemented by a games publisher, as apps are regularly sold a la carte. Big Fish Games told Bloomberg it will also...

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Drawn: Dark Flight returns to the adventure genre next week

Big Fish's gorgeous old-school adventure game, Drawn: The Painted Tower, has spawned a sequel. Launching next week at retail and on Big Fish's website, Drawn: Dark Flight promises to offer more of what the first game offered. You can expect tons of hand-drawn art, an orchestral soundtrack and...

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iPad Roundup: Here's the stuff that may interest you

With the iPad set to launch April 3, we know a lot of you out there are wondering what types of games and apps there are to look forward to. Well, we reprogrammed the Joystiq bots to scour the iTunes App store for information on updates and new games, culling the data for you all. There's plenty to...

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Interview: Mystery Case Files: Dire Grove's Adrian Woods on the game's use of live-action FMV

Last month, developer Big Fish Games released the latest game in its hidden-object, casual mystery series Mystery Case Files. Dire Grove features something rather unexpected for a game released in 2009: full-motion video. As a selling point! The game sets you into the investigation of four graduate...

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Fortune-hunting industry hit hard by recession, apparently

What Nathan Drake possesses in charm and acrobatic adroitness, he seriously lacks in luck. Much like that fedora-capped, state-named adventurer, he never seems to end one of his adventures with the loot he set out to obtain, leaving his cash-flow as non-existent as his reservations over killing...

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SXSW 2009: 'Funologists' and unorthodox research methods

In the panel "Funologists Live & In Person: Guerrilla Game Research," a group of experts took turns explaining methods for researching user experience in games that goes in some way beyond the normal focus groups and QA cycle. The often ad-hoc methods provide valuable data about gameplay at a...

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The DS Life / Promotional Consideration: Leopard print ad

Yes, two columns for the price of one! The price, of course, being nothing. This week's installment of The DS Life / Promotional Consideration looks at an advertisement for Mystery Case Files: Millionheir that ran in several "mainstream" publications like celebrity gossip magazines In Touch...

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MillionHeir is a poor man's Layton

The concerns we voiced about Mystery Case Files: MillionHeir after playing it at E3 have not been assuaged by the latest videos for the game. While we were hoping for a puzzle-based adventure in the vein of Level 5's brilliant Professor Layton and the Curious Village, MillionHeir won't be...

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