PopCap’s Co-Founder Sings the iPad’s Praises

Wed, Feb 17, 2010

iPad, Mobile

PopCap is but the latest in a long line of game developers that have spoken of the iPad and its potential to change the way we look at gaming. Speaking with Eurogamer (as reported by Industry Gamers), John Vechey, PopCap’s co-founder stated that the iPad will be so successful because it will “fulfil a need consumers don’t even know they have yet.”

“It’s very simple; it’s not like it has a magical set of features, just a great package. I know what I’m getting when I have to get my mum a computer now: an iPad. Because she can’t screw it up, she can’t download a bunch of stuff… That’s the perfect mum computer, right? And it’s the perfect computer for ten year-olds to play with. I think it will change gaming. Here’s this new device that gets to more people with a really great e-commerce model attached to it. It’s really easy to buy on the iPhone – that’s part of what makes it successful.”

This may all sound like an official claim of support on the part of PopCap to create titles for the iPad, but that isn’t exactly true… yet. “I don’t know if this is a PopCap position or my word, but we’re certainly going to support it – I want to play Plants vs Zombies on that,” Vechey confessed. “The iPad would be perfect for real-time strategy. You can’t have this really immersive gaming experience but it may actually be more fun than a lot of different game experiences you can get with a PC or console.”

With the success PopCap has seen in the casual gaming space, it seems only natural that an official statement of support will be released in the near future. Be sure to check back with us in the future to see if that’s the case.

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