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November 11, 2010 at 2:12 PM

PopCap launching Japanese game service

PopCap Games is big in Japan, and getting bigger. The Seattle-based company today said it’s launching a mobile, social game service for the Japanese market. Called “Pop Tower,” a joint venture with Square Enix subsidiary Taito Corp. Pop Tower is part of an Asian blitz by the 10-year-old company, which first established the viability of the Seattle-centered…

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May 13, 2009 at 4:36 PM

How much can you make with a casual game?

So how much money do those low-priced, downloadable “casual” video games make? Some make a fortune, but most have sales of about $100,000, according to Jessica Tams, director of the Seattle-based Casual Games Association. Tams provided an overview today at the Login Conference, taking place at the Seattle Marriott Waterfront this week. One or two casual games a…

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April 9, 2009 at 10:32 AM

Big Fish Games announces Europe HQ in Ireland

Seattle casual game giant Big Fish Games today announced a new European headquarters facility in Cork, Ireland, that will create up to 100 jobs. Big Fish’s overseas plans were disclosed in September, after the company opened a smaller office in Vancouver, B.C., and received $83 million in funding. The company now employs about 360 people,…

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