Category Archives: PopCap
Tue, Aug 21, 2012 | 06:46 BST
Following yesterday’s rumour of impending lay-offs at PopCap, VG247 has been told that the developer has been making cuts for months.
Tue, Aug 21, 2012 | 06:23 BST
Plants Vs Zombies 2 has been revealed by PopCap, and is heading your way in 2013.
Thu, Aug 09, 2012 | 04:32 BST
Whispers say PopCap has something quite unusual in store for its heretofore tower defence charmer, Plants vs Zombies.
Fri, Jun 15, 2012 | 02:10 BST
A mobile gaming survey commissioned by PopCap has found a growing pool of consumers hungry for mobile gaming.
Thu, Jun 14, 2012 | 20:48 BST
PopCap and Wooga have pulled titles off Google+, less than a year after games launched on the social service. Wooga plans to pull all three titles Bubble Island, Diamond Dash and Monster World, by July 1. PopCap’s only title on the service, Bejeweled Blitz, will be pulled as early as next week. Both firms are pulling the titles due to the lack of support for the social networking service as compared to Facebook. After the pull, 40 games will remain on Google + from makers such as Zynga and Rovio. Thanks, Social Games Observer. Via Polygon.
Tue, Jun 12, 2012 | 08:36 BST
Two keen PopCap fans will play Solitaire Blitz for 30 hours straight in an attempt to secure a Guinness World Record. The casual developer has gone all out in support of the attempt, organising a donation hub with all proceeds to charity:water. The marathon kicks off on June 26. Visit the Charity Marathon section of the app’s Facebook hub for more information and throw a few dollars in the hat.
Tue, Apr 24, 2012 | 07:55 BST
Popcap’s confirmed on the US PS Blog the PS3 version of Bejeweled 3 will release on the US PS Store later today. The game will come with eight gameplay modes – including four secret modes – as well as 20 badges and 12 trophies. No price is mentioned, though.
Fri, Apr 20, 2012 | 01:48 BST
Popcap has announced through a press release that the iOS version of the popular Plants vs. Zombies will be receiving multiple updates.
Tue, Mar 20, 2012 | 14:43 GMT
Popcap’s announced it’ll release an Xbox Live Arcade version of Zuma’s Revenge this summer. Globally supported in in English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, and Brazilian Portuguese, it’ll feature Boss Rush and Weekly Challenge and a new player progression system for 800 MS points.
Wed, Feb 08, 2012 | 00:59 GMT
PopCap’s next game is a Facebook-only affair, according to IndustryGamers. Solitaire Blitz joins the casual developer’s other social network efforts, Bejeweled Blitz and Zuma Blitz, in March. A social version of Solitaire seems like an oxymoron, but PopCap has promised to work its magic on the classic single-player card game. Expect a small-scale beta soon, and see a trailer through the break.
Fri, Jan 20, 2012 | 02:24 GMT
ZipZapPlay’s Facebook game Baking Life is to close, giving players no option to transfer purchases and progress to another game in PopCap’s casual stable.
Wed, Jan 18, 2012 | 21:56 GMT
Fri, Dec 16, 2011 | 06:13 GMT
PopCap has quietly updated the iOS version of Plants vs Zombie to version 1.9, adding in two new ways to play.
Wed, Dec 14, 2011 | 22:33 GMT
You might remember this video from way back in September. PopCap originally released this video during TGS for no apparent reason at all. Today we’re getting word that PopCap has made the song available for download on iTunes with all of the profits going to charity.
The charity involved is called Concern Worldwide and works to benefit some of the poorest places on Earth. If you’ve got £0.79/$0.99 to spare then head on over to iTunes to pick up a copy for a good cause. The music video is embedded after the break.
Wed, Dec 07, 2011 | 20:20 GMT
PopCap plans to release two Bejeweled games for iOS, which will retire the current version of Bejeweled 2 + Blitz in order to switch over to a new freemium F2P model, which recently launched on portable Apple systems. Blitz contains the same 60-second gameplay as the previous version, and includes Facebook integration and a new user-interface for the Retina display screen. Coins will act as the currency behind the F2P version, and players will be able to unlock additional coins using The Daily Spin mode once per day. Bejeweled will be re-released with HD graphics and retina display support with the following three game modes: Classic, Zen, and Diamond Mine. Thanks, Shack.
Wed, Nov 09, 2011 | 18:42 GMT
Amazon has announced Facebook, Netflix, Pandora, Twitter, are coming to Amazon’s AppStore, along with EA, Gameloft, PopCap, and Zynga all for the launch of Kindle Fire. Rovio is as well although that was pretty much a given, due to the Angry Birds logo which popped up on screen during the device’s unveiling. The first generation of Kindle Fire won’t have access to Google’s Android Marketplace, this news should be a bit of a reielf to early adopters. Games already announced for the tablet include: Airport Mania, Battleheart, Cut the Rope, Doodle Fit, Doodle Jump, Fruit Ninja, and Jenga. Thanks, IndustryGamers.
Wed, Oct 12, 2011 | 23:04 BST
EA has announced in New York City today that the latest game from casual game mega-company PopCap will be called Popcorn Dragon. More »
Fri, Sep 16, 2011 | 01:54 BST
Fri, Aug 26, 2011 | 01:37 BST
PopCap’s compulsive puzzle game has proved staggeringly popular.
Fri, Aug 26, 2011 | 01:33 BST
In its continued conquest to monopolize the entire world’s supply of free time, Peggle’s launching a diabolical silver ball at yet another platform. This time, it’s your iPad that’s become a gateway to PopCap’s empire of maniacal compulsion. Still on the fence? Well then, how about a sale to coax you down? Peggle HD‘s currently $2.99 (or £1.99), to which PopCap enthusiastically tweeted: “That’s a price drop!” Ah yes, the most tempting words in the English language. Music to our miserly ears.