PopCap to make multiplayer mobile games for SNAP

PopCap to make multiplayer mobile games for SNAP

By Michael French in San Francisco

February 19th 2008 at 6:24AM

GDC08: Casual games firm will bring Chuzzle to Nokia's platform first

Nokia has signed a deal with PopCap to get the casual games firm's titles on the handset manufacturer's multiplayer games service.

The first game due from PopCap on the SNAP Mobile platform as part of the multi-title deal is Chuzzle. The multiplayer version of the game will offer community elements such as chat, leader boards, and more.

“Downloads of our mobile games continue to grow rapidly and we have learned that consumers are increasingly looking for on-the-go games that allow them to interact with one another,” said Andrew Stein, director of mobile business development, PopCap.

“To help meet that growing demand, we’re happy to cooperate with a company like Nokia that shares our vision of bringing engaging and fun casual games to the mobile mass-market along with a proven track record of efficiently distributing and hosting connected mobile games.”