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Popcap Games

A game developer and subsidiary of Electronic Arts

Popcap Games

PopCap Games is an American video game developer and publisher, based in Seattle, Washington, United States, and it is a subsidiary of Electronic Arts. It was founded in 2000 by John Vechey, Brian Fiete and Jason Kapalka, and employed about 400 people as of January 2011. Most of Popcap's games can be played free in a limited form, with the full version available for a fee.

PopCap’s flagship title Bejeweled has sold more than 50 million units across all major platforms and continues to sell another copy of itself every 4.3 seconds.

Company Profile

Founded
2000
Founders
John Vechey
Brian Fiete
Jason Kapalka
Headquarters
Seattle, Washington, United States
Key people
Jason Kapalka (co-founder & game designer)
Brian Fiete (co-founder & programmer)
John Vechey (co-founder, artist & business manager)
Rich Werner (artist)
Former staff
George Fan (game designer), laid off[cite=http://www.1up.com/do/blogEntry?bId=9112821[/cite]
Major Franchises
Bejeweled series
Peggle series
Plants vs. Zombies series
Official Site
http://www.popcap.com/

Sources

@popcap

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News & Blogs

EA purchases Popcap Games for up to $1.3 billion

Electronic Arts has purchased Popcap Games for $650 million in cash and $100 million in common stock, with a further $550 million if new performance targets are met.1

EA CEO John Riccitello sent this email announcement to all employees. EA then published a letter their "new zombie pals at Popcap" sent to their "new Zomboss"2:

Notes
  1. Reuters

  2. EA

1 Image tagged Popcap Games


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