Check out part two of our interview with EA Labels president Frank Gibeau, and find out more about the software giant’s approach to making blockbusters.
The well-known game designer started at Electronic Arts, working on The Sims. Now, she’s running a Ubisoft studio with 300 employees.
Happy Valentine’s Day! Developers around the world are joining in the celebration with their own game-related cards. Why not give one to the gamer in your life?
GamesBeat interviews the creators of “reverse Tetris” puzzler Dream of Pixels on being indie and how success in the media doesn’t necessarily equate to success on the App Store.
Zynga has a reputation for making games that…well, lack originality, so people are likely to raise eyebrows when they see its newest game, Gems With Friends, even if unfairly.
Ruby Blast is Zynga’s latest arcade-style Facebook game. It combines a bit of Bejeweled, a bit of Diamond Dash, and a whole lot of mining.
PopCap is moving to unbundle two different mobile branches of its incredibly popular gem-matching game franchise Bejeweled, splitting the quick-to-play Bejeweled Blitz into a free download separate from the more freeform core game, which will remain pay-to-play.
Supergiant video game publisher Electronic Arts has acquired casual game maker PopCap for $650 million in cash and $100 million in stock. The deal includes a multi-year earn out bonus, but there were no details released about it.
Game publisher Electronic Arts is the latest rumored suitor looking to buy casual games maker PopCap for more than $1 billion, according to sources talking to TechCrunch’s Jason Kincaid.
PopCap, a game developer that focuses on casual quick-hit style games like Plants vs. Zombies and Bejeweled, might be in talks to be acquired for more than $1 billion, according to TechCrunch.
PopCap Games has been a consistent winner when it comes to making great games for casual audiences, or those who don’t consider themselves to be hardcore gamers. From Bejeweled to Plants vs Zombies, PopCap’s games are light-hearted and cartoonish, but they can be just as addictive as hardcore console titles. The difference is that they are lightweight snacks.
In a counter-move against Zynga, game maker PopCap Games said today that it has acquired the San Francisco-based social game developer ZipZapPlay. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
PopCap Games has had no shortage of creativity over the years — its huge casual game hits include Bejeweled and Plants vs Zombies. The company generated more than $100 million in revenues last year, and its games have been downloaded 1.5 billion times. But the Seattle-based game developer had now created a new label called 4th & Battery to experiment with new kinds of games.
Diving online for the first time, PopCap Games — which created the addictive casual game Bejeweled — said today it has teamed up with NCsoft to create an online multiplayer social game service for the Korean market later this year.