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5th Dec '12 1:28:02 PM justanid
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[[quoteright:250:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/PopCap_669.jpg]] [=PopCap=] Games is an American game design company, specializing in the CasualVideoGame market. Their games tend to be characterized by lush two-dimensional graphics, one-click mouse control, electronically produced music and low hardware requirements. Their releases may be played online or downloaded in enhanced versions for a trial, with the full version unlocked through the payment of a fee. Before breaking into the casual market, PopCap was known as Sexy Action Cool and dealt primarily in contract work, making games for other websites. And their addictive properties. Especially to those who [[GatewaySeries don't usually play computer games]]. Their first major successful game was 2001's ''VideoGame/{{Bejeweled}}'', perhaps the best known examples of the MatchThreeGame genre, and one of the first and best-known games to majorly capitalize on online distribution and sales. In mid-2011, the company was purchased by ElectronicArts, putting the future of some past deals with EA's rivals (namely {{Creator/Activision}} with its WorldOfWarcraft edition of ''Videogame/{{Peggle}}'', and the VideoGame/PlantsVsZombies parody minigame in [=WoW=] itself) into doubt. In August 2012, the company [[http://www.gamasutra.com/view/news/176308/Layoffs_at_PopCap.php#.UE0wco1lTMg laid off 50 people]] from its North American branches, mostly from its Seattle headquarters. Amongst those laid off is George Fan, creator of VideoGame/PlantsVsZombies. Shortly before the acquisition by EA, PopCap launched the ''4th & Battery'' label, in which they intend to launch experimental games on. So far, the label has three games under its umbrella. ---- !!Games Developed or Published by Pop Cap Games Include: [[index]] * ''VideoGame/{{Alchemy}}'' * ''VideoGame/A.S.P'' (released under the ''4th & Battery'' label) * ''VideoGame/AstroPop'' * ''VideoGame/{{Bejeweled}}'' * ''VideoGame/BigMoney'' * ''VideoGame/BookWorm'' * ''VideoGame/BookwormAdventures'' * ''VideoGame/CandyTrain'' (iOS port of said [=RaptiSoft=] game, under the ''4th & Battery'' label) * ''VideoGame/{{Chuzzle}}'' * ''VideoGame/FeedingFrenzy'' * ''VideoGame/HeavyWeapon'' * ''{{Insaniquarium}}'' * ''VideoGame/LuckyGemCasino'' (Facebook casino with Popcap- and {{Hasbro}}-themed slots) * ''VideoGame/MummyMaze'' * ''VideoGame/{{Peggle}}'' * ''VideoGame/PlantsVsZombies'' * ''VideoGame/RocketMania'' * ''VideoGame/UnpleasantHorse'' (Released under the ''4th & Battery'' label) * ''{{VideoGame/Zuma}}'' [[/index]] ----
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[[quoteright:250:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/PopCap_669.jpg]] [=PopCap=] Games is an American game design company, specializing in the CasualVideoGame market. Their games tend to be characterized by lush two-dimensional graphics, one-click mouse control, electronically produced music and low hardware requirements. Their releases may be played online or downloaded in enhanced versions for a trial, with the full version unlocked through the payment of a fee. Before breaking into the casual market, PopCap was known as Sexy Action Cool and dealt primarily in contract work, making games for other websites. And their addictive properties. Especially to those who [[GatewaySeries don't usually play computer games]]. Their first major successful game was 2001's ''VideoGame/{{Bejeweled}}'', perhaps the best known examples of the MatchThreeGame genre, and one of the first and best-known games to majorly capitalize on online distribution and sales. In mid-2011, the company was purchased by ElectronicArts, putting the future of some past deals with EA's rivals (namely {{Creator/Activision}} with its WorldOfWarcraft edition of ''Videogame/{{Peggle}}'', and the VideoGame/PlantsVsZombies parody minigame in [=WoW=] itself) into doubt. In August 2012, the company [[http://www.gamasutra.com/view/news/176308/Layoffs_at_PopCap.php#.UE0wco1lTMg laid off 50 people]] from its North American branches, mostly from its Seattle headquarters. Amongst those laid off is George Fan, creator of VideoGame/PlantsVsZombies. Shortly before the acquisition by EA, PopCap launched the ''4th & Battery'' label, in which they intend to launch experimental games on. So far, the label has three games under its umbrella. ---- !!Games Developed or Published by Pop Cap Games Include: [[index]] * ''VideoGame/{{Alchemy}}'' * ''VideoGame/A.S.P'' (released under the ''4th & Battery'' label) * ''VideoGame/AstroPop'' * ''VideoGame/{{Bejeweled}}'' * ''VideoGame/BigMoney'' * ''VideoGame/BookWorm'' * ''VideoGame/BookwormAdventures'' * ''VideoGame/CandyTrain'' (iOS port of said [=RaptiSoft=] game, under the ''4th & Battery'' label) * ''VideoGame/{{Chuzzle}}'' * ''VideoGame/FeedingFrenzy'' * ''VideoGame/HeavyWeapon'' * ''{{Insaniquarium}}'' * ''VideoGame/LuckyGemCasino'' (Facebook casino with Popcap- and {{Hasbro}}-themed slots) * ''VideoGame/MummyMaze'' * ''VideoGame/{{Peggle}}'' * ''VideoGame/PlantsVsZombies'' * ''VideoGame/RocketMania'' * ''VideoGame/UnpleasantHorse'' (Released under the ''4th & Battery'' label) * ''{{VideoGame/Zuma}}'' [[/index]] ----[[redirect:Creator/PopCapGames]]
28th Nov '12 9:41:09 AM IlGreven
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28th Nov '12 9:40:58 AM IlGreven
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* ''VideoGame/LuckyGemCasino (Facebook casino with Popcap- and {{Hasbro}}-themed slots)
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* ''VideoGame/LuckyGemCasino ''VideoGame/LuckyGemCasino'' (Facebook casino with Popcap- and {{Hasbro}}-themed slots)
28th Nov '12 9:40:40 AM IlGreven
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19th Oct '12 5:00:53 AM Spinosegnosaurus77
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* ''BookwormAdventures''
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* ''BookwormAdventures''''VideoGame/BookwormAdventures''
1st Oct '12 8:03:45 PM Azada
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9th Sep '12 5:26:19 PM Razander
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9th Sep '12 5:24:28 PM Razander
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In mid-2011, the company was purchased by ElectronicArts, putting the future of some past deals with EA's rivals (namely Creator/Activision with its WorldOfWarcraft edition of ''Videogame/{{Peggle}}'', and the VideoGame/PlantsVsZombies parody minigame in [=WoW=] itself) into doubt. In August 2012, the company [[http://www.gamasutra.com/view/news/176308/Layoffs_at_PopCap.php#.UE0wco1lTMg laid off 50 people]] from its North American branches, mostly from its Seattle headquarters. Amongst those laid off is George Fan, creator of VideoGame/PlantsVsZombies.
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In mid-2011, the company was purchased by ElectronicArts, putting the future of some past deals with EA's rivals (namely Creator/Activision {{Creator/Activision}} with its WorldOfWarcraft edition of ''Videogame/{{Peggle}}'', and the VideoGame/PlantsVsZombies parody minigame in [=WoW=] itself) into doubt. In August 2012, the company [[http://www.gamasutra.com/view/news/176308/Layoffs_at_PopCap.php#.UE0wco1lTMg laid off 50 people]] from its North American branches, mostly from its Seattle headquarters. Amongst those laid off is George Fan, creator of VideoGame/PlantsVsZombies.
9th Sep '12 5:24:19 PM Razander
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In mid-2011, the company was purchased by ElectronicArts, putting the future of some past deals with EA's rivals (namely [[Creator/Activision Activision]] with its WorldOfWarcraft edition of ''Videogame/{{Peggle}}'', and the VideoGame/PlantsVsZombies parody minigame in [=WoW=] itself) into doubt. In August 2012, the company [[http://www.gamasutra.com/view/news/176308/Layoffs_at_PopCap.php#.UE0wco1lTMg laid off 50 people]] from its North American branches, mostly from its Seattle headquarters. Amongst those laid off is George Fan, creator of VideoGame/PlantsVsZombies.
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In mid-2011, the company was purchased by ElectronicArts, putting the future of some past deals with EA's rivals (namely [[Creator/Activision Activision]] Creator/Activision with its WorldOfWarcraft edition of ''Videogame/{{Peggle}}'', and the VideoGame/PlantsVsZombies parody minigame in [=WoW=] itself) into doubt. In August 2012, the company [[http://www.gamasutra.com/view/news/176308/Layoffs_at_PopCap.php#.UE0wco1lTMg laid off 50 people]] from its North American branches, mostly from its Seattle headquarters. Amongst those laid off is George Fan, creator of VideoGame/PlantsVsZombies.
9th Sep '12 5:23:59 PM Razander
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[=PopCap=] Games is an American game design company, specializing in the CasualVideoGame market. Traditionally, their releases may be played online or downloaded in enhanced versions for a trial, with the full version unlocked through the payment of a fee. Their games tend to be characterized by lush two-dimensional graphics, one-click mouse control, electronically produced music and easy hardware requirements.
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[=PopCap=] Games is an American game design company, specializing in the CasualVideoGame market. Traditionally, their Their games tend to be characterized by lush two-dimensional graphics, one-click mouse control, electronically produced music and low hardware requirements. Their releases may be played online or downloaded in enhanced versions for a trial, with the full version unlocked through the payment of a fee. Their Before breaking into the casual market, PopCap was known as Sexy Action Cool and dealt primarily in contract work, making games tend to be characterized by lush two-dimensional graphics, one-click mouse control, electronically produced music and easy hardware requirements. for other websites.

In mid-2011, the company has been purchased by ElectronicArts. Many fans of PopCap are none too pleased but, for now, the only legitimate doubts are about the future of some past deals with EA's rivals (like the WorldOfWarcraft edition of ''Videogame/{{Peggle}}'', and the VideoGame/PlantsVsZombies parody minigame in [=WoW=] itself). Shortly before the acquisition by EA, PopCap launched the ''4th & Battery'' label, in which they intend to launch experimental games on. So far, the label has 3 games under it's umbrella.
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In mid-2011, the company has been was purchased by ElectronicArts. Many fans of PopCap are none too pleased but, for now, the only legitimate doubts are about ElectronicArts, putting the future of some past deals with EA's rivals (like the (namely [[Creator/Activision Activision]] with its WorldOfWarcraft edition of ''Videogame/{{Peggle}}'', and the VideoGame/PlantsVsZombies parody minigame in [=WoW=] itself). itself) into doubt. In August 2012, the company [[http://www.gamasutra.com/view/news/176308/Layoffs_at_PopCap.php#.UE0wco1lTMg laid off 50 people]] from its North American branches, mostly from its Seattle headquarters. Amongst those laid off is George Fan, creator of VideoGame/PlantsVsZombies. Shortly before the acquisition by EA, PopCap launched the ''4th & Battery'' label, in which they intend to launch experimental games on. So far, the label has 3 three games under it's umbrella.its umbrella.

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