Press for Big Fish

Big Fish Games today announced year-over-year organic revenue growth of 30% in 2011, marking 9 consecutive years of record revenue for the cross-platform developer, publisher and distributor of premium casual games. The company’s growth stems from robust digital sales of its premium and exclusive game catalog accessible to consumers across PC, Mac, smartphone and tablet devices.

Big Fish Games is having some significant firsts this year, a decade after Paul Thelen founded the casual game developer and publisher. One is its largest acquisition to date: Oakland-based Social Concepts, the parent company of mobile social casino game developer Self Aware Games. Another is strong revenue growth — up 30 percent over 2011, to above $180 million, he tells me today.

You can kind of see where Big Fish Games was coming from with Fairway Solitaire. Take two perennially popular desktop time sinks, bang them together, and see what pops out at the other end.

Sketch Up HD (Full) ($2.99) by Big Fish Games, Inc is a puzzle game that uses shapes and physics. Combine two shapes to make another and place them in their proper place. Just don’t let the wrong shapes collide, or you’ll be back to square one.