PopCap is finally bringing its quirky, bright colored games to Android. The Seattle based company has signed an exclusive agreement with Amazon to bring its first Android games to the Amazon Appstore. Leading the launch will be the googly-eyed furballs game, Chuzzle. And at the end of the month, the fan-favorite Plants vs. Zombies will be made available. Both games will be featured as the "App of the Day" in the Amazon Appstore and will be free of charge those days. After that, the games will be priced at $2.99 each.
Now here's where it's a little vague: there is no word on whether this is a timed exclusive or whether a permanent agreement. We're pretty sure PopCap wants to put these and others in the Android Market, too. Especially since Plants vs. Zombies has been in the top ten of the iTunes App Store since its launch months ago. Either way, we can't wait to play all the great PopCap games on our Android devices. Press release after the break.
PopCap Games Signs Exclusive Agreement with Amazon.com to Bring Android Games to Market
Chuzzle® Comes to the Amazon Appstore for Android Tomorrow, Followed by Plants vs. Zombies™ Later This Month for Exclusive Two-Week Offers
SEATTLE, May 16, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- PopCap Games, the worldwide leader in casual games, today announced that it has signed an agreement with Amazon to offer its first Android games to the U.S. market, exclusively on the Amazon Appstore for Android during two different two-week periods. As part of the agreement, Chuzzle® will be available beginning tomorrow through May 30, and will be followed by Plants vs. Zombies™ for Android during a second exclusive offer later this month. The games will be entirely FREE for the first day of their availability, after which they'll be available for purchase and download for a list price of US$2.99 each.
"Our relationship with Amazon is pivotal to PopCap's overall strategy in bringing a growing roster of mobile titles to the ever-widening base of smartphone users," noted Giordano Bruno Contestabile, PopCap's senior director of global product and business strategy for mobile. "By making these titles available on the Android platform, we'll significantly extend the reach of our top franchises to legions of new mobile customers and gaming fans alike."
"PopCap is a brand synonymous with great mobile games, and we're thrilled to offer our customers Chuzzle and Plants vs. Zombies for Android exclusively through the Amazon Appstore," stated Aaron Rubenson, category leader at Amazon.
Chuzzle for Android features great, on-the-go gameplay action, including:
Four different modes providing infinite level configurations and virtually limitless game play:
- Classic Mode: the original Chuzzle in all its glory
- Zen Mode: stress-free, endless play without levels, locks or other constraints; the player’s progress is indicated by colorful markers that appear as higher thresholds of popped chuzzles are reached
- Mind-Bender Mode: a different sort of Chuzzle puzzle in which players slide rows and columns of chuzzles to make specified patterns
- Speed Mode: standard Chuzzle action – only faster (and harder!)
Trophy Room: your own personal “Hall of Fame” with more than twenty different trophies to collect and admire!
Scrambles: instantly shuffles all chuzzles on the board anytime you run out of options/moves; in the mobile version of the game, players can earn and save up to five scrambles at any given time, earning an additional scramble every 150,000 points
Dynamic Level Generation: ensures each game is different no matter how many times you play
PopCap Games is the leading global developer, publisher and operator of casual video games: fun, easy-to-learn, captivating games that appeal to all ages across PC, mobile, social and other platforms. Based in Seattle, Washington, PopCap was founded in 2000 and has a worldwide staff of more than 400 people in Seattle, San Francisco, Vancouver, B.C., Dublin, Seoul,Shanghai and Tokyo. PopCap's games have been downloaded over 1.5 billion times by consumers worldwide, and its flagship franchise, Bejeweled®, has sold more than 50 million units.
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