What ever happened to Popcap?

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PostWhat ever happened to Popcap?
by hamm sandwich » Sun Jan 27, 2019 9:09 pm

Around ten years ago they were one of the best developers of smaller games with their output on Xbox Live Arcade on the 360. From Zuma to Heavy Weapon, The many guises of Bejeweled, Plants versus Zombies and Peggle - and then EA.

I tried those Garden Warfare games but they weren’t for me. Whatever happened to all the great little Popcap games? Peggle 3 should have been a no brainier.

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PostRe: What ever happened to Popcap?
by rinks » Sun Jan 27, 2019 9:12 pm

Smartphones + microtransactions.

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PostRe: What ever happened to Popcap?
by Chocolate-Milk » Sun Jan 27, 2019 9:16 pm

I'd kill for a new Peggle, ngl

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PostRe: What ever happened to Popcap?
by Ironhide » Sun Jan 27, 2019 9:48 pm

Chocolate-Milk wrote:I'd kill for a new Peggle, ngl


Same here.

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PostRe: What ever happened to Popcap?
by Saint of Killers » Sun Jan 27, 2019 9:54 pm

Even their Wikipedia page is lacking.

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PostRe: What ever happened to Popcap?
by Squinty » Sun Jan 27, 2019 10:18 pm

I forgot about this company. Plants Vs zombies was very good.

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PostRe: What ever happened to Popcap?
by Peter Crisp » Sun Jan 27, 2019 11:11 pm

They must have had an absolute shitload of cash at one point as the mobile games they made didn't cost much to make and were massively popular.
Who doesn't enjoy a game of Peggle now and then and if I remember right the microtransactions weren't all that bad with a few extra tables and backgrounds.

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PostRe: What ever happened to Popcap?
by Johnny Ryall » Sun Jan 27, 2019 11:33 pm

The peggle blast phone game is alright.

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PostRe: What ever happened to Popcap?
by OrangeRKN » Mon Jan 28, 2019 12:59 pm

Garden Warfare 2 still seems to have never dropped in price

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PostRe: What ever happened to Popcap?
by Mafro » Mon Jan 28, 2019 1:36 pm

Peggle 2 being an Xbox One exclusive for a year probably wasn't the best move. No one really gave a gooseberry fool when it was out on PS4.

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PostRe: What ever happened to Popcap?
by hamm sandwich » Mon Jan 28, 2019 3:19 pm

Most of their output seemed remarkably simple(obviously not entirely true) and sold (I think) incredibly well which makes me think (especially with EA at the helm) that we should be inundated with sequels. Peggle 3 and Plants Vs Zombies 2 converted to console should be a no-brainer. I think I had 3 or 4 versions of Bejeweled on the 360 but still nothing on current consoles.

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PostRe: What ever happened to Popcap?
by Winckle » Tue Jan 29, 2019 9:36 am

Mafro wrote:Peggle 2 being an Xbox One exclusive for a year probably wasn't the best move. No one really gave a gooseberry fool when it was out on PS4.

Yeah I had completely forgotten it existed. It never came out on PC or mobile, which are the platforms most people I know played Peggle on.

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PostRe: What ever happened to Popcap?
by NickSCFC » Tue Jan 29, 2019 9:52 am

Isn't mobile gaming now a shrinking industry?

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PostRe: What ever happened to Popcap?
by rinks » Wed Feb 06, 2019 11:50 am


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PostRe: What ever happened to Popcap?
by OrangeRKN » Wed Feb 06, 2019 12:16 pm

Obviously they saw this thread

We got popcap to announce GW3 we did it

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PostRe: What ever happened to Popcap?
by hamm sandwich » Wed Feb 06, 2019 5:53 pm

It better not be more Garden Warfare...

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PostRe: What ever happened to Popcap?
by Ad7 » Wed Feb 06, 2019 6:57 pm

Oh boy I hope most of the game progression is locked behind microtransactions again!

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PostRe: What ever happened to Popcap?
by KjGarly » Wed Feb 06, 2019 8:20 pm

I sure hope its a Battle Royale with cheese game!

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PostRe: What ever happened to Popcap?
by Peter Crisp » Sun Feb 10, 2019 12:41 pm

There better be some bald space marines this time as this franchise has had a severe lack of those.

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