From the Wires
Big Fish to Bring Big Fish Unlimited, Casual Games Cloud Gaming Service, to Microsoft's Windows 8 Platform
By: Business Wire
Jan. 8, 2013 11:06 AM
Big Fish, the most trusted global leader in casual games, announced today that its innovative cloud gaming service, Big Fish Unlimited, will be published by Microsoft Studios for Windows 8 devices in 2013. Customers will be able to instantly play hundreds of Big Fish's high-quality casual games anytime, anywhere on Windows 8 tablets and PCs. Players will be able to connect their Xbox LIVE accounts to Big Fish Unlimited to earn achievements and share their game play with friends.
Big Fish Unlimited has a catalog of games – 150 today with new games added every week – that run in the cloud and are instantly accessible via interactive streaming video on a variety of connected devices, which now include Windows 8 tablets and PCs. Game progress is saved in the cloud, allowing customers to easily play, pause and resume on multiple devices, and giving them maximum flexibility in where and how they want to play.
"We are thrilled to support the innovative new Windows 8 platform with Microsoft Studios. Windows 8 and Big Fish Unlimited are a perfect match," said Will O'Brien, Vice President and General Manager of Cloud Gaming for Big Fish. "Already live today on the web and Android tablets, Big Fish Unlimited will undoubtedly delight new customers on Windows 8 devices."
Subscription access to the Big Fish Unlimited premium catalog is available for a $7.99 monthly fee. Big Fish also offers free access to a rotating catalog of games supported by advertising. The streaming service is currently available on PC browsers and Android tablets via Google Play. Big Fish plans to add support for Mac, smartphones, connected TVs and other platforms in the coming year.
More information about Big Fish Unlimited is available at http://bigfishunlimited.com
About Big Fish
Founded in 2002, Big Fish is the most trusted global leader in casual games, and is dedicated to bringing engaging entertainment to everyone, anywhere, on any device. Through its proprietary, data-driven platform, millions of consumers seeking engaging entertainment easily discover and play PC and mobile games created by Big Fish’s network of more than 500 development partners and its in-house Big Fish Games Studios. The company has distributed more than 2 billion games from a growing catalog of 3,000+ unique PC games and 250+ unique mobile games, and also offers a universal cloud gaming service, Big Fish Unlimited. Big Fish’s games are playable on a wide variety of devices across 10 languages and by players from 150 countries. The company is headquartered in Seattle, WA, with regional offices in Oakland, CA; Cork, Ireland; Vancouver, Canada; and Luxembourg.
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