Popcap to Drop Price on iOS Games, donate funds to Japan Earthquake relief

Plants vs Zombies on iPad

Several days after Capcom and SEGA announced that they’ll be donating proceeds of their iOS sales, Popcap Games, who recently opened an office in Tokyo, too will be partnering with Red Cross to donate 100% of their revenue this weekend to the Earthquake and Tsunami relief in Japan.

In an effort to help with the relief efforts in Japan, we are donating all the proceeds from our iPhone/iPad games this weekend (3/19-3/20) to the Red Cross. We hope that you can join us in this effort

As part of this charitable campaign, Popcap will be dropping prices on all their iPhone games to $0.99, while the 2 iPad titles will sell for $1.99 during the next two days. The sale begins March 19 at 12:01 a.m. PDT, so this is a fantastic time to pick up games like Plants vs. Zombies and Peggle, while helping out the relief efforts at the same time.

iPhone games – $0.99 (sale starts March 19 at 12:01 a.m. PDT)

Plants vs. Zombies Plants vs. Zombies (TMA Review), 41.9 MB
Peggle Peggle (TMA Review), 44.8 MB
Bookworm Bookworm (TMA Review), 9.5 MB
Bejeweled 2 + Blitz Bejeweled 2 + Blitz, 11.7 MB
Chuzzle Chuzzle, 6.7 MB
Escape Rosecliff Island Escape Rosecliff Island, 40.6 MB

iPad Games – $1.99

Plants vs. Zombies HD Plants vs. Zombies HD (TMA review), 49.4 MB
Escape Rosecliff Island HD Escape Rosecliff Island HD, 44.5 MB

Press Release

SEATTLE and DUBLIN, March 18, 2011  – PopCap Games, the worldwide leader in casual games, today announced that it is discounting the prices of the iPhone, iPod touch and iPad adaptations of all of its games including Bejeweled®, Bookworm®, Chuzzle®, Peggle® and Plants vs. Zombies™ for 48 hours to raise funds for earthquake-stricken Japan. Partnering with the Red Cross, PopCap will donate all of its revenues from the sale, which begins Saturday, March 19 at 12:01 a.m. PDT and ends at midnight PDT on Sunday, March 20. The price of each iPhone and iPod touch title is reduced to US99 cents during that time, while the iPad adaptations are reduced to US$1.99. Consumers can purchase the games via the Apple App Store or by going to PopCap.com.

“We recently opened an office in Tokyo, and while our Japan-based employees are safe and uninjured, we understand countless others in Japan need food, shelter, and medical attention,” said Ellen Marett, Senior Director of Workforce Culture at PopCap. “Given that Plants vs. Zombies reached #1 on the iPhone and iPad sales charts in Japan, it seemed like the most appropriate game to feature in this fundraising campaign.”

About PopCap

PopCap Games is the leading global developer, publisher and operator of casual video games: fun, easy-to-learn, captivating games that appeal to all ages across PC, mobile, social and other platforms. Based in Seattle, Washington, PopCap was founded in 2000 and has a worldwide staff of more than 400 people in Seattle, San Francisco, Vancouver, B.C., Dublin, Seoul, Shanghai and Tokyo. PopCap’s games have been downloaded over 1.5 billion times by consumers worldwide, and its flagship franchise, Bejeweled®, has sold more than 50 million units.

The PopCap logo and all other trademarks used herein that are listed atwww.popcap.com/trademarks are owned by PopCap Games, Inc. or its licensors and may be registered in some countries. Other company and product names used herein may be trademarks of their respective owners and are used for the benefit of those owners.

[via Popcap Games]

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