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Friday, June 30, 2006

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A Look At Casual Mac Games
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Gamasutra has postmortems from the developers behind Luxor, Mahjong Quest, and Fish Tycoon, all casual games that have made it to the Mac. In each of the postmortems, the developers behind each game look back at the other influences behind the game, development, and finally release.

Fish Tycoon - Swimming To Victory!

Carla Humphrey, Executive Producer for developer Last Day of Work, shared her experience with the fish-breeding simulation game Fish Tycoon. After the success of their game title Plant Tycoon, a real-time plant breeding simulation, they came up with Fish Tycoon as a derivative. “People love to have fish in their computers,” Humphrey said. They were aiming for everyone, because at the time they weren’t aware of the casual games audience.

The team scheduled for 6 months, since Fish Tycoon was already created for PDA and taken up by Big Fish Games. “Nine months later we realized it was less of a porting project and more of a complete rewrite,” said Humphrey. They had team of five and really no budget. They funded the game with revenue from past handheld games...

Also, be sure to tryout Fish Tycoon before you buy at the Free webgames section at our MGS sister site. Please click on the links below to read the postmortems and to learn more information.

Gamasutra - A Look At Casual Mac Games
Mah Jong Quest
Fish Tycoon
Buy Luxor
Buy Mah Jong Quest
Buy Fish Tycoon

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