Big Finish, Inc. is a production company founded by Chris Jones and Aaron Conners. Three Cards to Midnight is the first game produced by Big Finish.
Chris Jones was the co-owner and CFO of Access Software from 1982 until 1999, when the company was bought by Microsoft. Chris was the creative force behind many early adventure games, including Countdown, Amazon: Guardians of Eden, and the first two Tex Murphy games: Mean Streets and Martian Memorandum.
In 1991, Chris began a collaboration with Aaron Conners that resulted in three more Tex Murphy games: Under a Killing Moon, The Pandora Directive, and Overseer. After hashing out the story concepts and the game design together, Aaron would write the script while Chris handled production.
The partnership continued for several years after Microsoft acquired the company through a number of high profile (but ultimately unreleased) projects, including The Black Pearl, with Mark Hamill, and an action/adventure title based on the world of Steven Spielberg's A.I. Plans to develop another Tex Murphy game never materialized and Chris left the videogame business in 2004.
Aaron became Story Director for Indie Built (a subsidiary of Take Two), and his story for the Xbox snowboarding game, Amped 3, was nominated for multiple GameSpot awards. Aaron then went on to become a Creative Director at Ubisoft Montreal.
In late 2007, Chris and Aaron decided the time was right to take the plunge back into the adventure game genre and began work on the game that would become Three Cards to Midnight.