Casual games publisher Big Fish has revealed a new streaming cloud-based service called Big Fish Unlimited.
Company founder Paul Thelen announced the new option during his keynote address at Casual Connect yesterday in Seattle, where he explained that it would give users over a hundred games streaming directly to their computers, mobile devices and internet connected TVs.
Additionally, Big Fish has joined forces with Roku, creators of a streaming media player that allows users to connect their TVs to services like Netflix and Hulu without a PC. This will allow Roku users in the US to stream Big Fish games onto their television.
The new service went live yesterday morning for $7.99 a month. While it currently has over a hundred games on it, Big Fish would like to up that number in the future as it currently has a library of over 2500 games.
Non-paying users will still have access to a rotating selection of up to 20 ad-supported games.
"Customers are increasingly adopting connected devices, and they expect games to be instantly accessible and playable across those devices," said Big Fish vice president and general manager of cloud gaming Will O'Brien. "This marks the first time that customers can choose where to play, because our service is powered by the cloud and game progress will follow customers from device to device."
Vice president of content acquisition at Roku, Ed Lee added, "With its top-quality content and variety of entertaining games that appeal to a mainstream audience, Big Fish Unlimited complements our other streaming offerings and we expect it to be a big hit in the Roku Channel Store."
Big Fish's Drawn: Dark Flight was a big hit with Eurogamer's Lewis Denby who called it " a triumph of creativity and imagination." He awarded it an 8/10 in his review. Sadly, it's not included in the current package.
For more information check out Big Fish's official site or watch this trailer of a restless woman displaying the new service.