PopCap Games pops up in San Francisco

Casual-games developer opens new studio headed up by former senior producer at Electronic Arts' pogo.com.

As evidenced by the appearance of PopCap Games like Bejeweled 2 and Feeding Frenzy on Microsoft's Xbox 360 Live Marketplace, casual games are increasingly invading spaces traditionally reserved for core gamers. In similar fashion, PopCap this week announced that it is opening up a new California development studio, a metaphorical stone's throw from the likes of Electronic Arts and Sega, in San Francisco's SoMa district. The new studio joins PopCap's operations in Dublin, Ireland and Seattle, Washington, and will be managed by Dave Rohrl, former senior producer at EA's casual-gaming service, pogo.com. The studio opened with five employees, but PopCap says it's looking to expand the staff to 15 in the near future.

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runstalker
runstalker

That funsta.com from Codemasters is p-cool too, if assloads of mini games are your sort of thing.

jsd
jsd

in the past year and a half, i've logged more time on popcap titles than all the other developers put together.

o_sausage
o_sausage

5?!?!?!?!?!?!? 5 employes microsoft has to pay to make $5-$10 games tat's kinda cool imagine if one game catches on like geometry wars that would be 70,000 downloads and they would only have to pay 5 people

ReyWing
ReyWing

How come no one is workn on a Sodoku-type game? If someone is, well I dont know about it. That'd get picked up like wildfire.

skitzocyko
skitzocyko

great games. how about bookworm for the 360!?!

Kitsune1
Kitsune1

Nah, I hope Mitchell's lawsuit will go into affect

echhith
echhith

cool representing the bay, where they get hyphy. =) haha thizz is what it is haha

Nintendo_Man
Nintendo_Man moderator

They certainly are continuing to do well, i too been playing pop cap games for a number of years.

BurningWreck
BurningWreck

Popcap will make much better use of that office space than someone who has a sock puppet selling you dog food!

EvilChckn
EvilChckn

popcap.com for all their fun games, btw

benifit0fadoubt
benifit0fadoubt

this will be awsome i'd easily pay 5 dollars to be awble to play a popcap game online with ranking clans and other live features

Mada_Nniuq
Mada_Nniuq

Im a gamer and i played popcap games b4 they started going on cell phones and 360s and stuff.

xaos
xaos

Why not, there is still a huge excess of unfilled office space from failed dot coms :)

ryan191919
ryan191919

Yay, the Bay Area needs more game companies.