Bejeweled 2, Bookworm, Peggle and Zuma

Mindscape Games

Casual games pioneer, PopCap Games and Mindscape, a leading Australian consumer software publisher and distributor have announced a partnership to bring PopCap's award-winning, top games titles- Bejeweled 2, Bookworm, Peggle and Zuma- to Australia and New Zealand retail shelves.

The partnership between PopGames and Mindscape marks a pivotal point for the growing online popular games category. The progression of popular downloadable games to the retail channel signifies that these games have mass market appeal. Validating the ascent of this category's growth, the annual revenue of causal games of US$2.25 billion dollars a year is forecast to grow more than 50% year-over-year for the foreseeable future, with revenue reaching US$3-$8 billion by the end of the decade according to firms such as DFC Intelligence, M:Metrics, Current Analysis and RC Research.

"We are very pleased to add the most recognisable publisher of multiple mega-hit causal games into our portfolio of games. We view PopCap as a tremendous fit within our consumer business" said Tony Hughes, Managing Director of Mindscape Asian Pacific.

"Based on the popularity of our games in Australia, we are very excited about the potential of the retail channel. We are glad to have chosen Mindscape as a partner, and together we'll deliver PopCap's brand of causal fun to everyone from Perth to Brisbane, and everywhere in between!" said Giordano Bruno Contestabile, Senior Director of Business Development- APAC for PopGames.

Bejeweled 2

Bejeweled, PopCap's flagship franchise, has collectively sold well over 10 million units and PopCap estimates that the franchise has consumed roughly 6 billion hours of consumer' leisure time since 2001. Bejeweled offers simple yet challenging and rewarding gameplay, solid graphics and a fundamentally fun core activity: matching three like-objects through specific controls, with some interesting obstacles and bonuses appearing. It's easy to play but difficult to master so it keeps players coming back for more. Bejeweled 2 features four unique ways to play. Solve handcrafted brain teasers in puzzle mode while up against the clock or kick back, relax and enjoy endless mode.


Chuzzle are goggly-eyed little balls of fur that giggle, squeak and sneeze as you poke and push them across the board. Free them by forming groups of three, but watch out for dangerous puzzle locks! Explore four different game modes as you earn trophies; unlock secret games, and more. Once you start popping Chuzzles you might not be able to stop.

Bookworm Adventures

Bookworm Adventures is a sequel to Bookworm, the best selling digital world puzzle game of all time. Help Lex defeat the biggest threat the Great Library has ever know by spelling words to vanquish villains, whomp foes and annihilate enemies. Discover gem titles, magic potions and fabulous treasures as you battle through three enchanting storybooks, lots of engrossing mini-games and the frenzied Arena mode. Bookworm Adventures is the ultimate test of vocabularic might!

Mystery P.I The Lottery Ticket

You are a world-famous P.I. and you've been hired by Grandma Rose to find her missing $488 million lottery ticket that has gone missing! Retrace Grandma's steps to collect clues by finding hidden objects and solving puzzles. Hurry, you only have 12 hours to find the ticket!


Unearth the ancient secrets of Zuma! Survive the hidden jungle temples - shoot magical balls to clear a deadly chain - avoid dangerous traps - and do it all before the chain reaches the golden skull. Be quick, or you'll be history in this action-packed challenge.

All give PopCap Game titles will be available through all major retailers and computer software outlets retailing for SRP of $19.95 inc GST. For further information please visit

About PopCap:
PopCab Games is the leading multi-platform provider of "casual games" - fun, easy-to-learn, captivating computer games that appeal to everyone from age 6 to 106. Based in Seattle, Washington, PopCap was founded in 2000 and has a worldwide staff of over 200 people in Seattle, San Francisco, Chicago, Vancouver, B.C., Dublin and Shanghai. Its games have been downloaded more than 1 billion times by consumers worldwide, and its flagship title Bejeweled, has sold more than 10 million units across all platforms. Constantly acclaimed by consumers and critics, PopCap's games are played on the Web, desktop computers, myriad mobile devices (cell phones, smartphones, PDA's, Pocket PC's, iphone and more), popular game consoles (such as Xbox), and in-flight entertainment systems. PopCap is the only causal games developer with leading market share across all major sales channels, including Web portals, retail stores, mobile operators and developers and game device manufacturers.
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About Mindscape:
Mindscape is a leading developer, publisher and distributor of productivity, kids, games and regerence software for the PC, Mac, DS and Wii platforms. The company publishes and distributes a rich portfolio of award-winning products including Broderbund, Crazy Chicken, Encyclopedia Britannica, eGames, Hoyle Games, Family Tree Maker, IMSI, Legacy Interactive, Mindscape's Brain Trainer, Animal and TV Games, Nancy Drew, Noddy, Nuance, The Learning Company, Playfirst, PopCap, Punch, Thomas and Friends, Roxio and Zoner. Mindscape is a publicly listed company on the Paris Stock Market- Alternext since December 2007. Mindscape is Australia's #1** Consumer Software Publisher and Distributor for Creativity, Edutainment, Family Games, Personal Interest and Reference software. **Source Gfk 2000-2007


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