This awkwardly titled game comes from PlayFirst’s vault, developer of many popular games, such as the Wedding Dash series, the Dream Chronicles games, Alice’s Teacup Madness, Passport to Perfume, and The Fifth Gate. PlayFirst has a reputation for putting out games that are reliably of high quality. I’m surprised I have not reviewed more games by them, actually, but that will come with time.
10 Nov 2010 3 Comments
Life Quest was developed in house by Big Fish Studios. You will, of course, recognize them from the Drawn games and the Mystery Case Files series, among many others. This was released earlier this year and was their number one download for some time. More
09 Nov 2010 1 Comment
My beloved and I both had appointments today, and then we did our Thanksgiving shopping at the store, and everything I’ve tried to write since I got home has been utter garbage, so I am just going to take today off and catch up tomorrow or the next day. I’m sincerely sorry that I don’t have a review for today, but I am just going to go kick it in Faunasphere for a while, I think.
08 Nov 2010 6 Comments
Lost in the City was developed by the rather elusive Elephant Games studio. I say “elusive” because their website has not been updated since early 2009, and Gamezebo has the developer of this game listed as Big Fish Studios (they were the publisher) and likewise, they have Merscom listed as the developer for their more recent release, Masquerade Mysteries: The Case of the Copycat Curator. The development team at Elephant Games also gave us Bloom and Lost in the City: Post Scriptum. More
08 Nov 2010 6 Comments
In anticipation of the soon to be released sequel, I decided to review 4 Elements today! Playrix Entertainment developed this very pretty game. Other titles you may recognize from this developer include the Fishdom games, Around the World in 80 Days, Gardenscapes, and Royal Envoy. The things that really stand out to me about these games is their unfailing level of quality and beautiful graphics. More
07 Nov 2010 2 Comments
I was trying to decide between this game or Vacation Mogul, and decided to continue the theme of games based on romance novels.
Nora Roberts: Vision in White was developed by I-play and Floodlight Games. These two developers teamed up on the James Patterson: Women’s Murder Club games, and Floodlight also developed the game Special Inquiry: The Hand That Feeds. I-play has a larger catalog of games, including Deadtime Stories, Buried in Time, the Dream Day Wedding series, and Classic Adventures: The Great Gatsby. More
07 Nov 2010 2 Comments
Tiger Eye-Part 1: Curse of the Riddle Box was developed by PassionFruit Games. They are a new studio, so they do not have any other titles at present, but the original team met while working for Her Interactive, a name you will probably recognize. Her Interactive is the team responsible for the Nancy Drew Large File Adventure games. More
06 Nov 2010 1 Comment
Insaniquarium was developed by Popcap Games, the company responsible for bringing us a trove of great games. Some of the titles you might recognize from them include: Bejeweled, Peggle, Zuma, and Plants vs. Zombies. I am a long-time fan of Popcap, as their games were the ones that hooked me straight away. In fact, Insaniquarium was the first game I ever bought from a casual gaming portal. More
05 Nov 2010 10 Comments
The Fifth Gate was developed by Playfirst, a developer you will probably recognize without hearing the other games they have made. There is quite an extensive list of Playfirst Original Games, but I’m only going to name a few. Playfirst also developed: the Wedding Dash games, the Diner Dash games, Gemini Lost, Wandering Willows, and Love and Death: Bitten. More
05 Nov 2010 11 Comments
Master of Defense was developed by Voodoo Dimention. No, that is not a typo, and I think it might actually be the only game by the developer. It was released in 2005 and was (according to Wikipedia, which is a questionable source) the first standalone computer game of the Tower Defense genre. More
05 Nov 2010 4 Comments
Mystery Case Files: Huntsville was developed in-house by Big Fish Studios. It is the first of what soon will be seven games in the Mystery Case Files franchise. You might also recognize them from: The rest of the Mystery Case Files games, most notably Return to Ravenhearst and Dire Grove, as well as the Drawn titles, Azada, and Fairway Solitaire. More
04 Nov 2010 Leave a Comment
When I have decided what game I want to write about, I will now announce that game in the column to the right, under NaNoWriMo information with my word count and such. If I’m not going to be reviewing anytime soon, I’ll also post that information. More
04 Nov 2010 4 Comments
Farmers Market was developed by Fugazo, a company who has released a great many games- and many great games, too! You will recognize them from Cooking Academy, World Mosaics (of which there are three now), and Fiction Fixers: Adventures in Wonderland, among others.
04 Nov 2010 5 Comments
Spandex Force was developed by KarjaSoft, who also developed a game called Wildhollow. I’ve never heard of it, but it sounds entertaining. Sometime in the next few weeks they are also slated to release a sequel to Spandex Force, which makes me extremely happy, even if there is one change that I want to whine about. More
03 Nov 2010 8 Comments
Well, we had a brief power outage and I lost about 700-800 words. So, I am going to take something from a forum post I wrote today and copy it here! I’ll expand on it at the end, too, as I wasn’t done. The post is about things I like and dislike in hidden object games. I also updated my “Casual Gaming Terms” post to explain puzzles and mini-games and would really appreciate some feedback, because I’m not sure how well I did. Thanks in advance! More