PopCap Hiring for AAA Console Title - News

by William D'Angelo , posted on 11 December 2012 / 6,142 Views

Plants Vs. Zombies and Bejeweled developer PopCap is working on a console AAA title powered by the Frostbite 2 Engine. The news was revealed by a job listing at EA. PopCap is looking for a generalised software engineer to join the Seattle-based studio.

The job listing also revealed that PopCap games have been downloaded more than 1.5 billion times around the world. Also its biggest franchise, Bejeweled, has sold more than 50 million units.

"This is a great opportunity to join a small, highly energized team creating a game with PopCap's signature humor and charm," read the job listing.

PopCap was formed in 2000 by Brian Fiete, John Vechey and Jason Kapalka. Its first game was Bejeweled which became the bestselling puzzle franchise of the 21st century. Other games include Zuma, Peggle and Plants Vs. Zombies.

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ECM (on 12 December 2012)

Ah yes, Zuma, the game they 'borrowed' from Mitchell.