Lawsuit accuses Big Fish of baiting customers into signing up for ‘free’ game memberships that really aren’t

Big Fish is being accused of misleading customers about the true cost of a game membership that’s offered as free, according to a lawsuit filed on Monday. The lawsuit, which is seeking class action status in Seattle’s U.S. District Court, was filed by the law offices of Clifford A. Cantor in Sammamish, Wash. on behalf of plaintiff Carolyn Carnahan…. Read More

Big Fish's launches a national TV campaign to advertise its casino games to women.

Big Fish reeling in more casino gamers with high-stakes TV spot

Seattle-based game company Big Fish said last year that nearly half of its revenue came from mobile, and now it’s betting some of that cash on its first-ever national TV campaign. Commercials for game companies are nothing new. We’ve seen the blockbuster console titles, like Call of Duty and Battlefield, compete for massive amounts of airtime…. Read More

Big Fish Games CEO Paul Thelen at Casual Connect

Big Fish unveils $7.99 per month cloud gaming service, streaming titles across tablets, PCs and smartphones

Seattle’s Big Fish Games today unveiled a new cloud-based gaming service called Big Fish Unlimited that allows game players to participate in games across tablets, PCs, TVs and smartphones, saving the games as participants play. The new $7.99 per month service, launched today in a live demo at the Casual Connect conference in Seattle, includes… Read More


Big Fish adds Silicon Valley investor Bill Lee to board

Silicon Valley investor Bill Lee, a backer of companies such as Tesla, SpaceX, Hootsuite and Zaarly, has joined the board of Seattle casual game developer Big Fish Games. The appointment comes a few weeks after Jeremy Lewis stepped down as CEO of the company, handing the reins back to founder Paul Thelen. Lee previously served… Read More


Update: Big Fish pays up to $15M for casino game maker

Seattle casual games powerhouse Big Fish Games is paying up to $15 million to purchase an undisclosed privately-held corporation. An SEC filing reveals that Big Fish today issued shares tied to the purchase, though the name of the company it acquired was not disclosed. “The total offering amount includes up to $3,412,800 of equity that… Read More


Maker of free Facebook casino game doubles down on Seattle

DoubleDown Interactive is well, doubling down, on Seattle. The company, maker of one of the top casino games on Facebook, announced today that it is moving its headquarters to Vulcan’s 505 Union Station building near Pioneer Square. It also announced the hiring of Peter Anderson — formerly of Big Fish Games — as vice president… Read More