PopCap News


PopCap to be acquired by EA

By Andrew Yoon, Jul 12, 2011 1:15pm PDT

PopCap, makers of casual games like Plants vs. Zombies, Peggle, and Bejeweled, will be acquired by EA.


"Lots of insanity in here. There has been one example of a game being pulled from Steam. And ..."

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Rumor: PopCap being acquired for $1 billion

By Xav de Matos, Jun 22, 2011 5:15pm PDT

Techcrunch reports that PopCap is in the process of being acquired by an unnamed company for over $1 billion. PopCap has stated it does not comment on rumors of this nature.


"In the future, please try to make a distinction between "kitsch games" and games you just don't ..."

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PopCap Games 50% off on Xbox Live

By Andrew Yoon, Jun 21, 2011 3:00pm PDT

Almost every PopCap game on Xbox 360 can be downloaded for half-off this week, including Plants vs. Zombies, Peggle and Bejeweled Blitz.


Alice dev signs PopCap deal

By Alice O'Connor, May 16, 2011 12:00pm PDT

Spicy Horse is shifting to making 3D online and social games after Alice: Madness Returns, getting $3m funding and working with PopCap.


"Probably it will be a plants vs zombies 3D version with lots of hats and accesories for both ..."

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PopCap acquires Facebook dev ZipZapPlay

By Steve Watts, May 03, 2011 10:30am PDT

PopCap has acquired the social games developer ZipZapPlay, in an effort to make more Facebook titles. The company aims to have four or five by the end of this year.


"It sucks when big publishers start buying up small developers. Just look at what happened to ..."

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Unpleasant Horse rejected by Apple

By Steve Watts, Apr 08, 2011 7:45am PDT

Unpleasant Horse, in which a naughty Pegasus pushes hapless animals into meat grinders, is apparently a little too unpleasant for Apple's tastes.


"Look at my horse, my horse was rejected, Give it a lick *ow* You've now been injected, With a ..."

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PopCap launches 'experimental' label 4th & Battery, making Unpleasant Horse

By Alice O'Connor, Apr 05, 2011 10:15am PDT

Peggle maker PopCap has launched a new label to make "experimental" and "mature" games, starting with a freebie named Unpleasant Horse.


SOE Announces PSN Line-up; Plants vs. Zombies Adorably Emerging onto PS3 in February

By Xav de Matos, Jan 28, 2011 2:30pm PST

PopCap's addictive reach has once again emerged on PS3 soil. Today, Sony Computer Entertainment announced it will bring a port of the PC fan-fave...


"What is going on with PixelJunk Shooter 2? I remember Garnett saying he was playing it just a ..."

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PopCap Discounting All PC and Mac Titles by 50%

By Xav de Matos, Nov 23, 2010 8:00am PST

If you're a fan of highly-addictive, casual titles, PopCap's holiday sale is going to put a massive strain on your finances. PopCap revealed...


"I'd also like more PvZ, but I'm not holding my breath. They seem focused on iterating the game ..."

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PopCap Planning Social Features, More Social Network Versions of Classics

By Alice O'Connor, Jul 13, 2010 8:50am PDT

Casual gaming master PopCap is hoping to integrate social features into all its games in the future, senior designer Dave Bishop explained during a...


"Yeah I was hoping it was connected maybe to Zynga direct. No way in hell do I put Farmville ..."

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Plants vs. Zombies iPhone Sets New iTunes App Store Record, Breaks $1M in Nine Days

By Chris Faylor, Feb 25, 2010 10:40am PST

Trumpeting the success of the Plants vs. Zombie, developer PopCap today declared that the recently-launched iPhone and iPod touch iteration has "is...


"Waves of zombies of different types attack your house, you defend it with plants of different ..."

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PopCap Casually Raises $22.5M

By Nick Breckon, Oct 06, 2009 5:10pm PDT

Plants vs. Zombies and Peggle developer PopCap Games today announced it has raised $22.5 million in funding, money that it will use to expand its...


"This practice also allows them to cash in quickly on sequels, once they spend tons of time ..."

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Zuma's Revenge - Adventure Offers Smaller Portion of Ball-Blasting for $10

By Alice O'Connor, Sep 29, 2009 12:10pm PDT

PopCap's quest to take over the world with addictive casual gaming reaches insidious new depths with the release of a cut-down version of Zuma's...


"You should really only shill when your site actually has the product."

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Square, PopCap Unveil Bejeweled RPG 'Gyromancer'

By Chris Faylor, Sep 24, 2009 10:50am PDT

Peggle and Plants vs. Zombie maker PopCap has paired with Final Fantasy and Dragon Quest publisher Square Enix to craft Gyromancer, a new puzzle-RPG. Coming to Xbox 360 as an Xbox Live Arcade download and PC via Steam, the game is said to featur


"Seems better then Puzzle Quest in story, battle and graphics. The overall design might be ..."

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Bookworm and Bejeweled DS, DSiWare Detailed

By Alice O'Connor, Sep 21, 2009 8:31am PDT

PopCap today detailed the Nintendo DS versions of Bookworm and Bejeweled Twist--announced in passing earlier this year--as well as announcing...