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'''[=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 Creator/ElectronicArts, putting the future of some past deals with EA's rivals (namely {{Creator/Activision}} with its ''Videogame/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 ''Plants vs Zombies.''

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.

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!!Games Developed or Published by Pop Cap Games Include:
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* ''Alchemy''
* ''A.S.P.'' (released under the ''4th & Battery'' label)
* ''Astro Pop''
* ''VideoGame/{{Bejeweled}}''
* ''Big Money''
* ''VideoGame/{{Bookworm}}''
** ''VideoGame/BookwormAdventures''
* ''Candy Train'' (iOS port of said [=RaptiSoft=] game, under the ''4th & Battery'' label)
* ''VideoGame/{{Chuzzle}}''
* ''VideoGame/FeedingFrenzy''
* ''VideoGame/HeavyWeapon''
* ''Hidden Agenda''
* ''VideoGame/{{Insaniquarium}}''
* ''Lucky Gem Casino'' (Facebook casino with [=PopCap=]- and Creator/{{Hasbro}}- themed slots)
* ''Mummy Maze''
* ''VideoGame/{{Peggle}}''
* ''VideoGame/PlantsVsZombies''
** ''VideoGame/PlantsVsZombiesGardenWarfare''
* ''Rocket Mania''
* ''VideoGame/UnpleasantHorse'' (Released under the ''4th & Battery'' label)
* ''VideoGame/{{Zuma}}''
[[/index]]
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