PopCap Purchases ZipZapPlay

Seattle-based PopCap Games said today it has acquired social gaming firm ZipZapPlay, based in San Francisco. Financial terms weren’t disclosed, but ZipZapPlay has 17 employees (led by founders Curt Bererton and Mathilde Pignol) and gives PopCap a social-game studio presence in the Bay Area. The studio will report to Jon David, PopCap’s vice president of social games development. PopCap has been moving strongly into social-network games, with Bejeweled Blitz and Zuma Blitz, and says it is the third largest Facebook game developer, after Zynga and Electronic Arts.

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