PopCap acquires ZipZipPlay

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Washington-based casual games stronghold PopCap has made the surprise acquisition of social dev ZipZapPlay.

PopCap has for years been considered a buyout target itself, though in recent months rumours have spread the Bejeweled company is seeking stock market floatation.

The combined dev workforce has improved PopCap's expectations for Facebook game releases, with the firm now predicting four or five games available on Facebook by the end of 2011”.

Develop has the full story.