Pig Up! Proves That PopCap Has Made Video Game Crack an Art

on July 21, 2011 12:00 PM

I woke up yesterday morning to read from the awesome Chris Kohler that a new game from PopCap, the minds behind Bejeweled and Plants vs Zombies, had just released on Facebook for a “trial period” of sorts. Boy, do I regret reading that article.

Pig Up! is PopCap’s newest, and much like their previous games, for all its simplicity, it’s unbelievably addictive, and absolutely ridiculous to shake off. You’re a pig that’s been shot out of a cannon, and you must collect apples and avoid bees to get the high score. To fly you left-click on your mouse to flap your “wings”, but you have a limited number of flaps, so therein lies the challenge.

To call this game addictive is nothing short of an understatement: I played a couple hours of this earlier today while procrastinating my writing duties, and just now while “researching” this article I booted it up and played for an additional half an hour to beat my Facebook friend’s high score. It’s stupid how easily the guys at PopCap can engage a mind like this; I can only imagine what could happen if they were allowed more power over the world. Put all your work down and play it here for a few hours.

 /  Staff Writer (Weekends)
Allen is an utter whore of a gamer; he's completely open-minded to all games, be they AAA blockbusters or $5 casual children's games. His focus is on indie games specifically, valuing gameplay and ingenuity over sparkly visuals and ridiculous gimmicks. When he's not geeking out over the newest art game, he's out toning his sexy, sculpted shoulders while surfing epic 1.5ft waves, or having a good time with local, high-gravity microbrews.