“Arrogance is the enemy of a franchise”: PopCap explains why it stepped back from Zuma

Zuma, Plants Vs Zombies and Peggle developer PopCap Games has explained why arrogance can kill any attempts to establish a long-running hit franchise. The studio knows a thing or two, as it has several hit franchises under its belt.

Bejeweled headlines

  • Bejeweled, Bejeweled Blitz getting the board game treatment

    PopCap and Hasbro have teamed up to turn Bejeweled and Bejeweled Blitz into face-to-face games. Polygon reports Bejeweled will task players with matching tiles and come with a download code for Bejeweled 3, while Bejeweled Blitz requires the rapid creation of card stacks and comes with free in-app items for the Facebook game. It’s not […]

  • Megaton Shocker: EA buys PopCap for $750 million

    The biggest mushroom cloud we’ve seen for a long time: EA’s announced that it’s to buy Plants vs Zombies and Peggle creator PopCap for $750 million.

  • PopCap revenue hits $100m for 2010, up almost 25%

    The casual gaming giant posts impressive year-on-year figures. Plants and zombies rejoice.

  • Bejeweled 2 and 3 game soundtracks available for download

    The music to PopCap’s Bejeweled 2 and Bejewled 3 can now be purchased and listened to as separate soundtracks via download.

  • PopCap thinks iPad "will change gaming" in three years

    PopCap has said that iPad will change the face of gaming eventually, but it may take three years time and a hardware update to do so.

  • Bejeweled is 10, has sold 50 million units

    PopCap has announced that it will mark the 10th birthday of Bejeweled with a 10-month long celebration beginning today.

  • EA to release three games for Android

    EA Mobile is to release three game’s for Google’s Android OS, the division announced today. Tetris, Bejeweled and Monopoly will all reach the platform in November. “Android is another exciting new platform to offer customers great games with enhancements like touch and tilt capabilities,” said EA Mobile’s Adam Sussman. Get all the Androidy mobile details […]

  • iPhone SDK downloads top 100,000, PopCap and Namco on board

    Acocrding to this, the beta version of the iPhone SDK has been downloaded over 100,000 times since it was launched last week. In addition, both Namco and PopCap have pledge support for the platform with Bejeweled, Zuma, Peggle, Pac-Man and Galaga all confirmed for release. Still no idea when you’re actually going to be able […]