PopCap Celebrates Ten Years of Bejeweled

PopCap games has announced that they will be celebrating the tenth birthday of Bejeweled with a ten month long celebration. They have also announced that Bejeweled has sold over 50 million units of Bejeweled, with one being sold every 4.3 second. That makes it one of the top ten best-selling games of all time. PopCap will be celebrating the momentous occasion with the introduction of new installments of Bejeweled, hold the first community-wide Bejeweled Blitz competition, and stage exciting promotional activities such as an upcoming “Show Your Bejeweled Love” contest.

“Bejeweled has obviously succeeded beyond our wildest dreams,” said Jason Kapalka, co-creator of the game and co-founder and chief creative officer at PopCap. “When Brian Fiete, John Vechey and I built the game ten years ago, we had no grand aspirations for it or PopCap, we were trying to survive as a company during the depths of the dot-com collapse. Little did we know we’d still be selling copies of Bejeweled a decade later!”

Congrats to you Mr. Kapalka, you should be proud. If you haven’t tried Bejeweled yet… what are you waiting for!?

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François Chang

Working on the DualShockers staff as both an editor and community manager since late 2009, François is absolutely no stranger to the videogame industry. He is a graduate from the City College of New York, and has his Bachelor of Arts in Public Relations and Advertising. His next step is to obtain his Master's degree at the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism. Before starting his career, François has been gaming since the age of 2 with Super Mario World, and he has never looked back since. Gaming may be his profession, but it has always been his passion.

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