files/pictures/picture-35.jpgPress Release from PopCap
Valve and PopCap Games today announced a Game of the Year Edition of PopCap's hit title Plants vs. Zombies is now available via Steam, a leading platform for PC and Mac games.
The GOTY Edition adds support for Steam Cloud, which allows players to store and access game data from any computer, and introduces the Zombatar, enabling players to incorporate their own custom zombie creations directly into the game. These features are also being added, free of charge, to PC versions already purchased via Steam.
Also beginning today, Plants vs. Zombies for the Mac is available via Steam with support for Steam Cloud and Steam Achievements.
"Delivering Plants vs. Zombies via Steam helped us reach a tremendous audience for the game," said Ron Powers, VP of Product Management at PopCap. "Adding Steam Cloud functionality to the game allows us to increase the value of the title to existing and new customers. In addition, with the title support Steam Play for cross platform play, it seemed the timing was perfect for adding Steam Cloud support."
Those who have already purchased the PC version of Plants vs.. Zombies will receive the Steam Cloud support as a free update, and now have the ability to play the game on any Mac computer via Steam Play. New purchasers will enjoy all of the above features and functionality immediately.
For more information, please visit www.steamgames.com
PopCap Games (www.popcap.com
) is the leading multi-platform provider of casual video games: fun, easy-to-learn, captivating games that appeal to everyone from age 6 to 106 and are available anytime, anywhere. Based in Seattle, Washington, PopCap was founded in 2000 and has a worldwide staff of more than 300 people in Seattle, San Francisco, Chicago, Vancouver, B.C., Dublin, Seoul, and Shanghai. Its games have been downloaded over 1.5 billion times by consumers worldwide, and its flagship title, Bejeweled®, has sold more than 50 million units across all platforms. Constantly acclaimed by consumers and critics, PopCap's games are played on the Web, social platforms, desktop computers, myriad mobile devices (cell phones, smartphones, PDAs, Pocket PCs, iPod, iPhone, iPad and more), popular game consoles (such as Xbox and DS), and in-flight entertainment systems. PopCap has been one of the most innovative companies in the video game industry since its inception a decade ago. Pioneering new game mechanics, sales models, and platforms ranging from mobile devices to online and location-based games of chance, PopCap is the only video game provider in the world with leading market share across the entire spectrum.
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