Blue Tea Games

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Blue Tea Games is a casual computer games development studio, founded on January 24, 2003 by Steven Zhao.[1]

Blue Tea Games[edit]

Blue Tea Games's works are usually released through digital and online casual game distributor Big Fish Games where the company enjoys critical acclaim and success through their Dark Parables series.

A typical Dark Parables game is a puzzle- and FROG-driven retelling of a popular fairy tale. A FROG (Fragmented Object Game) involves searching for fragmented parts of an object within a scene. Once all are located, the fragments self-assemble into a working object that can be used in a puzzle elsewhere in accordance with the narrative story.

Blue Tea Games launched a new series Macabre Mysteries in 2011 with a focus on the supernatural/horror aspect of an urban mystery. The company's biggest commercial success in 2007 was Forgotten Riddles: The Mayan Princess, which reached #1 on the Big Fish Games portal.[2]

Games[edit]

  • Cactus Bruce and the Corporate Monkeys (2004)
  • Teddy Tavern: A Culinary Adventure (2007)
  • Forgotten Lands: First Colony (2008)
  • Macabre Mysteries: Curse of the Nightingale (2011)
  • Fabled Legends: The Dark Piper (2012)
  • Enchantia: Wrath of the Phoenix Queen (2013)
  • Cursery: The Crooked Man and The Crooked Cat (2013)

Forgotten Riddles series[edit]

  • Forgotten Riddles: The Mayan Princess (2007)

The Mayan Princess is a HOG (hidden object game) that features a story, set during 16th century, around the fate of a Mayan royal family.[3]

As part of game play, a list of items for the player to find is usually presented in form of a riddle. For example, "You'll find I mark time with no tick and no tock; It's with sand that I mimic a modern day clock". The player will eventually realise it refers to an hourglass, which can be taken as a clue to advance through the game.[3] According to a GameZebo interview, Interface Design Artist Shawn Seil had created exactly 1,500 riddles for this game.[2]

  • Forgotten Riddles: The Moonlight Sonatas (2008)

Dark Parables series[edit]

Enlightenus series[edit]

  • Enlightenus (2009)
  • Enlightenus II: The Timeless Tower (2010)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Interview with Steven Zhao, Blue Tea Games". gamezebo.com. Retrieved 2012-07-25. 
  2. ^ a b Brodie, Joel (2007-09-19). "Interview with Steven Zhao, Blue Tea Games". Gamezebo.com. Retrieved 2012-07-25. 
  3. ^ a b Saltzman, Marc (2007-09-14). "Forgotten Riddles: The Mayan Princess Review". Gamezebo.com. Retrieved 2012-07-25. 

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