I'm pleased to announce the release of "Unwell Mel"! The game is currently number 5 in the Big Fish Top Ten list. You can check it out here: http://www.bigfishgames.com/download-games/4677/unwell-mel/index.html I came up with the original design for this title after Rhonda Conley, the Game Community Art Director at Big Fish, saw some microbe Plushies and thought they were really cute. A "Medical Match 3" sounded kind of fun so I threw together a design document. Programmer Molly Jameson, fresh out of Digipen, spent weeks analyzing other matching games, even recording videos so she could step through the gameplay frame by frame. She did an awesome job programming the game and we launched the Community version last year. Unwell Mel has been a Top 5 game on the site ever since. Jake Birkett and I worked together on Fairway Solitaire (another game that originated on the Game Community) and we decided to follow up that effort with the downloadable version of Unwell Mel. We collaborated on some design changes and Jake worked his voodoo magic to really make the gameplay shine. Rhonda Conley updated some of her original art and worked with contract artist Roberto Sanchez on all the visuals. Another contract artist, John Michaud, helped us make the game's fun intro sequence. Yes, it's YAMTG ("yet another Match 3 game"), but we tried to add some fun new elements. (Animated "bugs" for example, and some cool medical-themed powerups.) Players seem to enjoy some of the funny disease names, too. I'm actually pretty surprised that they called these out because I think, in general, players ignore stuff like that. Here are a few of my favorites: Acute Purse Fever Halotosis Inlaw Ulceritis Bengay Fever Finger Flatulence (as in: "come here and pull my finger") Eyephelia Pain Luck B. Malady (Sinatra fans will get this one) Anyway, check out Unwell Mel on Big Fish if you get a chance.