Today, PopCap announced the release of Bejeweled Blitz on the PC. What started as a casual title on Facebook has exploded into one of the site’s most popular apps, challenging users to get as high a score as possible within each 60 second gameplay window.
Bejeweled Blitz on the PC takes the Facebook version and expands on it, with full screen gameplay, improved graphics and sound effects, and new achievements and badges to earn. Before you fear that you’ll have to abandon all of the time and effort you’ve put into the Facebook version of the game to play this PC iteration, know that the Bejeweled Blitz on the PC offers Facebook connectivity, allowing you to connect to your Facebook account from within the game and post high scores to your wall.
“Bejeweled Blitz is 10 years of the most popular puzzle game of the century packed into a minute-long experience,” said Jason Kapalka, co-founder and chief creative officer at PopCap Games, via a company press release. “It’s the purest form of Bejeweled that we’ve ever concocted, factoring in everything PopCap has learned from a decade of development and feedback from millions of fans. By adding social and competitive elements and a time limit, we’ve distilled Bejeweled down to its essence with Bejeweled Blitz, and the new PC downloadable version makes the game available in the largest, most vibrant form factor yet by far. For some players this could be the version that takes their Bejeweled Blitz game to new heights.”
Bejeweled Blitz can be purchased from PopCap’s website for $19.95.