Bejeweled Blitz Goes Mobile with Facebook Connect

Thu, Nov 12, 2009

Bejeweled Blitz, iPhone, Social

Could it be? Until now you could only compete with friends in Bejewled Blitz while tethered to your computer and logged into Facebook, but PopCap’s announcement this week changes the game.

Friskey Bejewled Blitz iPhone

For a Bejeweled-Blitzing, iPhone-owning social gamer, PopCap has delivered in a BIG way, offering seamless Facebook Connect integration. Will scores increase? Will non-iPhone users be jealous of their touch screen friends? All remains to be seen, but I downloaded this update quicker than you can say Frisky Mongoose.

If you already own Bejeweled 2 on the iPhone/iPod Touch, the Blitz update is… free! If you don’t already own it, $2.99 is a small, small price to pay for what you get in return.

More from the press release:
During play, scores are automatically uploaded to Facebook, including any earned achievement star medals. Leaderboards will seamlessly reflect scores achieved on both the iPhone and Web in a single integrated list so players can try to improve their scores and track their friends’ performances from either place. This marks the first time that PopCap has released multi-platform interoperable adaptations of a game and the very first time that PopCap has extended social gaming beyond a Web application.

“Ultimately, social gaming is about being able to play games with and against your friends, and the new Blitz update for Bejeweled 2 on iPhone lets you play against your friends anywhere,” explained John Vechey, co-founder and director of PopCap’s social gaming initiative. “This is a natural next stage in our multi-platform and social strategies. Blending the Facebook and iPhone Bejeweled communities should prove very compelling for players.”

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