Tag Archives: casual games

Amazing Birds

I recently finished some backstories and narrative work for the upcoming Amazing Birds Sea Surfers game from Burnin’ Ape. This was a really fun contract for me, working with good people and getting to play with really cute bird characters! … Continue reading

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18 to 35

I usually feel pretty good about being a woman working in games. Sure, other feminists protest, and write books, and pass legislation. Women around the world risk injury or prosecution. But my huge move for women’s equality is doing a … Continue reading

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Casual Success

For questwriting at work today, I needed a map of the Next Island tropical continent. We don’t have a giant printer, so I printed out pages of map sections. Then, I looked at the unlabeled squares of terrain that I … Continue reading

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The Knifefight Principle

So Figment has an idea for a social game with optional premium content. The basic concept is a multiplayer knifefight on the Facebook platform. Anyone can play free, but getting a knife costs extra. For a gold membership, he explains … Continue reading

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Monkeys and Tigers

(I started to post an apology about how this actually came out as a hard copy around Christmas, but posting about it has slipped my mind because I’ve been so busy with the killer monkeys and timetravel at my day … Continue reading

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Game Review: Funky Farm 2

I really like farm management games, which is odd since I can’t keep a real plant alive, but after playing Harvest Moon, FarmCraft, Farm Frenzy and so many others, I wasn’t sure there was any room left for new farming … Continue reading

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Cake Mania 3

I have a new review of Cake Mania 3 up over at Casual Gamer Chick. Cake Mania 3 is an adorable time-management game for the Nintendo DS. Jill, our heroine from Sandlot Games’ PC versions of the Cake Mania imprint, … Continue reading

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In Development

I’ve been focus testing some new games for Merscom in Chapel Hill… I was a bit nervous going in, but they didn’t seem to hold my recent Create-a-Mall review against me. Merscom is a casual games publisher, I’ve played mostly … Continue reading

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Nancy Drew Dossier: Resorting To Danger

Resorting To Danger, by Her Interactive, is the second in the Nancy Drew Dossier series, following Lights, Camera, Curses!. This time, Nancy is investigating a series of bombs at the Redondo, a rejuvenation clinic for the stars. The bombs are … Continue reading

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Lights, Camera, Curses!

When Stick and I are shopping, we like to look at the PC games for sale and see how we’re connected to each one. Stick will point out games that he worked on, or that his friends and former Cyberlore … Continue reading

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