'''[=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}}'', the best-known example of the MatchThreeGame genre until the rise of ''VideoGame/CandyCrushSaga'' 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.

!!Games Developed or Published by Pop Cap Games Include:
* ''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/{{Gyromancer}}'' (co-developed with Creator/SquareEnix)
* ''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/PlantsVsZombies2ItsAboutTime''
** ''VideoGame/PlantsVsZombiesGardenWarfare''
* ''Rocket Mania''
* ''VideoGame/UnpleasantHorse'' (Released under the ''4th & Battery'' label)
* ''VideoGame/{{Zuma}}''