"Majesco continues to identify sources for innovative products, and the Internet has grown into a proving ground for games, resulting in products with a firmly established consumer base and a wide demographic of players," said Ken Gold, Vice President of Marketing for Majesco. "We are pleased to have the opportunity to offer fans a new portable way to experience Bookworm and Bejeweled, as well as the chance to introduce two great titles to the Game Boy Advance audience."
In Bookworm, Lex, the lovable bookworm, is hungry and players must feed him by connecting adjacent tiles to complete words for him to eat. Larger words will award more points and special letter tiles will award bonus points. However, players must watch out for those fire tiles. If they burn their way to the bottom of the letter library, the game is over. Bookworm was created by web-game-powerhouse, Popcap Games and the Game Boy Advance version is planned for release in February. Currently, approximately 5 million people play Bookworm (a.k.a. Bespelled) each month on the various gaming sites.
Later this year Majesco will release Bejeweled, one of Popcap Games' most downloaded titles, with an average of more than 6 million people playing the online Java version each month. In Bejeweled, players swap two adjacent jewels to line up three or more of the same jewel type horizontally or vertically. Game play is simple, but super-addictive and gamers continue playing until there are no moves left to make.
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About Popcap Games
Founded in 2000 by John Vechey, Brian Fiete, and Jason Kapalka and headquartered in Seattle, WA, PopCap's games soon became extremely popular both on their home site and on partner's sites such as the Microsoft Gaming Zone, Yahoo, RealOne Arcade and Shockwave. Creators of immensely popular games such as Bejeweled (aka Diamond Mine), Bookworm and Zuma, PopCap's philosophy is to create games for everyone, not just adrenaline junkies. PopCap games can be found on numerous different platforms, from the web to PCs to Macs, to PDAs and cell phones, even mid-flight airline entertainment.
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Established in 1986 and headquartered in Edison, NJ, with offices in the United Kingdom, Majesco is the sole operating unit of ConnectivCorp (OTCBB: CTTV) and a leading international developer, publisher and distributor of interactive entertainment products for the Xbox(R) video game system from Microsoft, Sony PlayStation(R)2 computer entertainment system, and Nintendo GameCube(TM) and Game Boy(R) Advance systems, as well as the personal computer.
Bookworm, Bejeweled, Diamond Mine and Zuma are copyright 2000-2004 PopCap Games, Inc. Trademarks belong to their respective owners.