Big Fish Games
Fairway Solitaire is a critically acclaimed, hit puzzle card game available for iPad, iPhone, PC/Mac, Android, and Windows8, featuring an addictive combination of golf, cards and a pesky gopher. As UX and UI Designer on the game, I was key in optimizing the flow, UI and interactions for mobile touch devices. I started with wireframes and ended up creating all final production art for the game UI — a daunting but fulfilling challenge. I also provided art direction from the middle of the game’s lifecycle through to launch and beyond, including creating the logo, App icon, and initial marketing materials. Fairway Solitaire was Big Fish Games Studio’s first huge hit on the App Store, and spearheaded a push into Freemium and Free to Play mobile gaming. Each game in Big Fish Studios now requires a UX review before launch.
20,000+ 5-star ratings on iTunes App Store
Winner of IGN’s 2012 People’s Choice Award for Best Mobile Board Game!
“… an incredibly awesome puzzle game masquerading as solitaire.” – Penny Arcade
“It might look like a straightforward card game on the surface but there’s much more to Fairway Solitaire thanks to its assured, inventive design. It’s a hugely enjoyable, supremely polished strategic deck shuffler that should suit puzzle fans to a tee.” PocketGamer: 8/10
“It’s all smartly done…. This game is the real deal, not just another boring free solitaire game for iPhone.” Kotaku App of the Day
“One of the best designed games ever…” and “…so wonderfully fun it demands to be played!”- Bill Harris of dubiousquality.blogspot.com
“Fairway Solitaire HD is a superb game, offering hours of play, colorful graphics, entertaining voice-overs and a demented gopher.” Slide to Play