Laura Shigihara talks jumping from music composition to game design and how Zelda, Maniac Mansion, Miyazaki, and To the Moon have all inspired her upcoming game, Rakuen.
Plants vs. Zombies 2 only just launched in July, but many of its key creators are already moving on to a new project.
That’s already more than the lifetime downloads for the original game.
One of the best games of the summer has one of the silliest plots. Those PopCap folks are zany.
PopCap is going fully freemium with one of its premiere franchises.
PopCap knows that the world is aching for a new Plants vs. Zombies. It is almost ready to deliver.
Plants vs. Zombies Adventures mixes up the franchise’s core gameplay with new items, mechanics, and social features.
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?
Those gifted with new mobile devices this holiday season have a world of fun awaiting their fingertips — maybe too much fun.
With Electronic Arts’ new online stores comes a better commitment to its brands and customers.
As part of its Stop Zombie Mouth campaign to promote oral hygiene, PopCap is allowing people to hand out free codes for Plants vs. Zombies to candy seekers on Halloween.
A new partnership between PopCap and the American Dental Associaiton enlists the stars of Plants vs. Zombies to raise dental-health awareness.
An evaluation of PopCap Dublin has led to its closure as the studio shifts to free-to-play games.
Man, when I was a kid, all we got for Halloween was candy. Kids today can get video games.
Remember Plants vs. Zombies? It’s back — in pinball form.
Moderated by Sebastian Haley (GamesBeat’s culture editor), the panel explores the current proliferation of zombies in video games and culture and the approach by different gamemakers in this genre.
EA’s PopCap division has laid off 50 employees. It’s one of three game companies to cut jobs today.
PopCap Games and Treehouse Brand Stores have launched a new retail site dedicated to the hit game Plants vs. Zombies.
EA’s Summer Showcase was filled with mobile games from publishers Chillingo and PopCap, among others.
GameTanium offers unlimited access to hundreds of games for a monthly fee.
Shiny Timeline cover images of mobile and social games like Angry Birds Space, CityVille, and Bejeweled Blitz for your Facebook profile.
Editor’s Pick We’ve looked long into the eyes of the Android, and we’ve come back with 10 must-have games, the best alternative app stores, and other tips for getting the most out of your mobile device.
GamesBeat sat down with PopCap’s director of social media at PAX East to talk about how monetization will affect the studio’s future. It may deeply alter two of the developer’s biggest titles.
Wait, what? There’s a Plants vs Zombies tournament?
This year has been a great one for gaming. To celebrate, here are 10 of the finest gaming related videos to have hit the scene in 2011. Some are fan made, some are by big game studios, but all are worth watching. Some are for mature audiences.
If you made plans for your weekend, you might want to kiss them goodbye. Apple yesterday released its iTunes Rewind 2011 list, with the 40 top iPhone and iPad apps of the year. The iTunes store now has more than 500,000 apps in it, but this year’s top apps list shows that fun is the dominant theme. Games and social networking tools dominated, and photo sharing tool Instagram was chosen as the No. 1 app of the year.
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.
Amazon’s Android Appstore is making a bigger name for itself today with the exclusive release of the popular game Plants vs Zombies by PopCap Games. The game is available now and retails for $2.99.
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.
PopCap Games has developed the first-ever social adaptation of its Plants vs. Zombies game for China’s Renren social networking site.
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 unveiled an experimental label for risky games this week, called 4th & Battery. But the label’s first title, Unpleasant Horse, turned out to be too unpleasant for Apple. Apple rejected the game because of its mature content.
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.
Women now play games more than men, according to a report by mobile app analytics provider Flurry. At least that’s true in the realm of mobile and mobile social games, where the likes of Zynga’s FarmVille and Popcap’s Plants vs. Zombies are at the forefront.