PopCap Games pops up in San Francisco

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

16 Comments

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.

$13.95 on Amazon
Buy
$0.01 on Walmart
Buy

GameSpot may get a commission from retail offers.

Got a news tip or want to contact us directly? Email news@gamespot.com

Join the conversation
There are 16 comments about this story
16 Comments  RefreshSorted By 
GameSpot has a zero tolerance policy when it comes to toxic conduct in comments. Any abusive, racist, sexist, threatening, bullying, vulgar, and otherwise objectionable behavior will result in moderation and/or account termination. Please keep your discussion civil.

Avatar image for runstalker
runstalker

2894

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 1

User Lists: 0

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

Upvote • 
Avatar image for jsd
jsd

1492

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 3

User Lists: 0

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

Upvote • 
Avatar image for gameloverx
gameloverx

369

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 1

User Lists: 0

they should have more companies

Upvote • 
Avatar image for o_sausage
o_sausage

5919

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 11

User Lists: 0

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

Upvote • 
Avatar image for ReyWing
ReyWing

183

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 0

User Lists: 0

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.

Upvote • 
Avatar image for skitzocyko
skitzocyko

305

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 1

User Lists: 0

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

Upvote • 
Avatar image for Kitsune1
Kitsune1

2419

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 0

User Lists: 0

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

Upvote • 
Avatar image for echhith
echhith

25

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 0

User Lists: 0

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

Upvote • 
Avatar image for RunnerGunner480
RunnerGunner480

1657

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 3

User Lists: 0

Hopefully more XBL Arcade games soon!

Upvote • 
Avatar image for Nintendo_Man
Nintendo_Man

19723

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 5

User Lists: 0

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

Upvote • 
Avatar image for BurningWreck
BurningWreck

54

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 2

User Lists: 0

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

Upvote • 
Avatar image for EvilChckn
EvilChckn

564

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 1

User Lists: 0

popcap.com for all their fun games, btw

Upvote • 
Avatar image for benifit0fadoubt
benifit0fadoubt

587

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 0

User Lists: 0

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

Upvote • 
Avatar image for Mada_Nniuq
Mada_Nniuq

395

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 13

User Lists: 0

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

Upvote • 
Avatar image for 194197844077667059316682358889
194197844077667059316682358889

49173

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 0

User Lists: 0

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

Upvote • 
Avatar image for ryan191919
ryan191919

27

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 1

User Lists: 0

Yay, the Bay Area needs more game companies.

Upvote •