Press for Big Fish

Big Fish Games, Inc., a leader in premium casual games, is proud to announce the Fairway Solitaire App is now available on the App Store for iPad, iPhone and iPod touch. Fairway Solitaire is an inventive solitaire game that incorporates a golf theme and virtual currency into a familiar card game and turns it into a one-of-a-kind strategic mobile experience. More than 60 courses and an entertaining cartoon storyline, starring a meddlesome gopher named McDivot, delivers hours of entertainment, and drives players to keep coming back for more.

Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, Richard Bruton TD today announced that Big Fish Games, the category leader in premium casual games with more than 2500 unique titles and 1.5 billion downloads, is continuing to enhance and expand its cloud gaming research and development initiative at its Cork, Ireland operation. Big Fish’s cloud gaming service will run the company’s casual game catalog in the cloud, which allows for its games to be accessible to customers on a variety of devices and platforms via interactive video streaming. This dedicated research initiative by Big Fish will involve the recruitment of 30 highly skilled software engineers, who will be located in the Cork RD&I centre, representing the largest research and development project undertaken by Big Fish in Ireland to date. As this is an exciting development for the wider games industry in Ireland, Big Fish’s investment is supported by the Irish Government through IDA Ireland.

Big Fish Games, Inc., the category leader in premium casual games with over 1.5 billion downloads, today announced that mobile veteran Wibe Wagemans has joined Big Fish to manage the mobile business. The company has exclusive mobile publishing agreements with more than 150 development partners for over 500 games, and has already launched 237 iOS games (101 for iPhone and 136 for iPad), 90% of them released within the past 12 months. To date, 84% of Big Fish branded mobile games have achieved a top 25 ranking in the All Games category in Apple’s App Store with average user ratings of 4 to 5 stars.

Big Fish Games, the category leader in premium casual games, has just released Amazing Napoleon’s Great Escape from Tiny Places (AKA Tiny Places™), a one-of-a-kind iPhone and iPad arcade game created and developed by Iceland-based Gogogic ehf. that will excite novice to veteran players. In this platform-puzzle game, players need to be nimble, use skill, good timing and strategy to help the main character, an acrobatic show chameleon named Napoleon, demonstrate his daring escapes. Using only Napoleon’s super-elastic and sticky chameleon tongue to swing from peg to peg, players need to avoid dangerous obstacles and dodge falling objects while collecting stars and points as they complete mind-twisting puzzles to help Napoleon escape from all the Tiny Places he is placed.