PopCap Games, a subsidiary of Electronic Arts, produces computer games that are meant to be played online, as well as on cell phones and PDAs. The company was founded in 2000 by John Vechey, Brian Fiete, and Jason Kapalka. PopCap Games was responsible for introducing "Bejeweled" to Internet users. This is a simple game that involves creating patterns of online gems, and it was a hit with the critics and the public alike.
"Bejeweled" was named Computer Gaming World’s Puzzle Game of the Year award in 2001. The following year it was inducted into the Computer Gaming World‘s Hall of Fame. At that time, Tetris was the only puzzle game to have been awarded this honor.
PopCap Games offers games on its own site, as well as partner sites such as Microsoft Gaming Zone, RealOne Arcade, Shockwave and Yahoo! The company has also developed deluxe downloadable versions of its games.
Headquartered in Seattle, WA, the company now employs over 300 people. PopCap also has offices in Chicago, Dublin, San Francisco and Shanghai. It has developed 48 games, which have garnered over 100 awards. "Bejeweled" continues to be a best-seller for PopCap Games, with a unit being sold every 4.3 seconds.
Like many other computer and video game companies, PopCap Games is looking for candidates who bring a high degree of creativity and enthusiasm to their work. The ability to function well as part of a team is highly prized by this employer. Candidates for jobs with the company will also need to have good verbal communication skills.
The following are examples of job titles that may be available to PopCap Games:
PopCap Games lists available jobs on its website. Click on the job title for the position you are interested in learning about to see a description, as well as the level of education and skills required. Once you have had a chance to review the listing, you can decide whether you want to apply for the position. To apply for an available position with PopCap Games, you will be asked to fill out an online form.