PopCap CEO Dave Roberts will be stepping down after nine years ago to hand the reins over to co-founder John Vechey, effective January 8.
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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.
PopCap has laid off over 50 employees at its Seattle headquarters and its studio in Dublin has also seen redundancies, according to the firm’s co-founder John Vechey.
PopCap co-founder John Vechey will deliver the keynote at GDC Online 2011, which is titled: “Playing Well With Others – How PopCap Creates Compelling Social Game Experiences.” Vechey will also chat about the firm’s experiences working alongside various mobile and social plaftforms. GDC Online runs October 10 -13 in Austin, Texas. Thanks, GI.biz.
EA’s Barry Cottle has told IndustryGamers the firm doesn’t consider Zynga as a competitor, even with the recent acquisition of PopCap, due to Zynga’s focus on Facebook offerings.
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