Bejeweled has in the space of ten years become one of the most popular games of all time, but pessimistic publishers previously turned down offers to buy the title even at a bargain-bin price.
Gasual Gaming kingpin PopCap has sold over 50 million copies of Bejeweled since it launched in 2000. The game still today enjoys some 10 million monthly active users, and 200 million games played each day.
But when the first build of the game was finished, some ten years ago, unnamed publishers didn’t take the offer to snap up the game for $60,000.
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