OverviewBig Fish Games is a provider of Internet media delivery software and services based in Seattle, Washington. The company is best known for its strong growth and leadership in digital distribution of online casual games. Big Fish Games has several lines of business including distribution of downloadable casual games, ad supported free online web browser games, game development studios, e-greetings, and most recently a social networking site for casual game players for share opinions, invite friends, and earn cash for games their friends buy.
In May, 2002 the company was founded as a game development studio and experienced early success with titles like Mahjong Towers, Top Ten Solitaire, and Word Wizard. Big Fish Studios now releases 12 to 15 original titles per year and has produced many branded hit titles including Mystery Case Files: Huntsville, Hidden Expedition: Titanic, Mahjong Towers Eternity, Mystery Case Files: Prime Suspects, Mystic Inn and Sky Patrol
Big Fish Studios also publishes titles from outside developers and controls online distribution of several hit franchises including Fish Tycoon, Virtual Villagers, and Master of Defence.
Big Fish Games distributes casual downloadable games for over 400 developers, and launches a new game every day for the past two years. Big Fish Games also runs sites for Viacom’s Nickelodeon and NBC’s iVillage sites. Big Fish Games is one of the top volume sites with over 400,000 downloads per day on peak days. The service offers downloadable casual games with a try-before-you-buy model where consumers can play a selection of over 300 games for free for 60 minutes, but then must purchase that game. Big Fish Games also has a game subscription service where consumers can buy games at a discount if they commit to volume purchasing called Game Club Cafe.
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