PopCap Games Acquired by Electronic Arts
PopCap Games Sells for 'Over $1 Billion'
PopCap Games, which brought us such classic casual games as Bejeweled and Plants vs Zombies, has been acquired by Electronic Arts for an undisclosed fee; TechCrunch puts the PopCap sale price at over $1 billion.
The frontrunner in the "who is buying PopCap" discussion was Bay Area Facebook behemoth Zynga.
Plants vs Zombies was originally a PC game (for Windows and Mac) before rocketing to dizzying levels of fame as an iPhone (and later iPad) game. Bejeweled began life as a browser-based Flash game in 2001.
PopCap Games is an offshoot of casual-gaming development house Pogo.