I’m sure you’re all familiar with Popcap Games — the company that brought us Bejewelled, Zuma, Bookworm, Peggle, Chuzzle, and Plants vs. Zombies. They have had some of the biggest successes in the “casual” gaming market on PC with their intensely addictive flash games that even your mom plays. I’m certain that I’m not alone in wondering when these games would start to find their way over to Android, and today Popcap announced that they would be signing a deal with Amazon.com to release their games via the Appstore exclusively for two-week periods. Chuzzle will be available for free tomorrow, and then will go to $2.99 until May 30th. Later this month, Plants vs. Zombies will be available for free on launch day, and then will be $2.99 for the remainder of its two-week period. At the end of their two-week periods, these games will find their way into the Android market, but why not take advantage of the Amazon free release? As of now, those are the only two games announced, but if the releases are successful, it seems likely that Popcap will bring other games to Android, likely via the Appstore, as well. Full press release below.
UPDATE: Perusing Jeff Green’s twitter account (linked below) indicates that Peggle is on a list to drop eventually, as well, but no word yet as to when.
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