SEATTLE, Washington– November 30, 2009– PopCap Games, the leading developer and publisher of the world’s most widely played video games, today announced the launch of Bookworm™ for NintendoDSiWare, a new adaptation of one of PopCap’s most successful franchises and the most popular, multiplatform digital word games in history. Marking PopCap’s entry into the DSiWare™ category, this version of Bookworm delivers the highest caliber of gameplay available in a downloadable title that has been optimized for the Nintendo DSiWare platform. The game is available now at Nintendo’s online shop for 500 DSi Points (U.S. $5.00). Bookworm will be followed by an all-new adaptation of Bejeweled Twist™ for DSiWare later this fall.
“We’re leading our foray into the DSiWare market with Bookworm– a game loaded with deep, classic gameplay action that we believe raises the bar for what should be offered in Nintendo’s online store,” said Ed Allard, vice president of strategic development at PopCap.“We’re bringing quality, value and tremendous fun in this downloadable adaptation of Bookworm that’s sure to provide many hours of enjoyment and challenge to DS players everywhere.”
In Bookworm, players whet their appetite for spelling fun in PopCap’s hit word-puzzle game, an immersive title for word game aficionados of all ages and levels. Players link adjoining letter tiles to build words, complete each level and feed“Lex.” They’ll use Reward Tiles and spell Bonus Words to boost their score. Bookworm was originally released by PopCap in January of 2005 and has been adapted and customized for ten different platforms, boasting over 100 million downloads, and making it one of the world’s most popular, multiplatform digital word games.
Now adapted for NintendoDSiWare, Bookworm includes the complete game action of Classic mode. All features have been specifically tuned for dual-screen, vertical gameplay, allowing players to hold their DS like an actual book, while delivering endless challenge and fun.
PopCap Games ( www.popcap.com) is the leading multi-platform provider of fun, easy-to-learn, captivating video 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 240 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 25 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, PDAs, Pocket PCs, iPod, iPhone and more), popular game consoles (such as Xbox, PlayStation and DS), and in-flight entertainment systems. PopCap is the only“casual games” developer with leading market share across all major sales channels, including Web portals, retail stores, mobile phones, MP3 players, and game devices.