It’s Friday, which means it’s time for our weekly casual games news roundup. Among the highlights: Square Enix and 2K Games are the latest video game studios to jump onto the casual band wagon (following in the footsteps of EA, Ubisoft and others), and the Casual Games Association is offering $200,000 in prizes to indie game developers.


  • I-play to bring Fish Tycoon and 10 other titles to mobile platforms

  • Casual Games Association offers $200,000 in prizes to indie game developers

  • Take2 Interactive announces new 2K Play publishing label and casual game partnership with Nickelodeon

  • Square Enix ventures into ad-supported casual games

  • Roush Fenway Racing and Big Fish Games continue their partnership with online casual games site

  • Austin 2007: What Microsoft wants on Xbox Live Arcade


  • Sick of crunch? Try a career in casual

  • Casual fans drive growth of video games

  • Online gaming hits its groove

  • Games for girls