Casual game developer PopCap Games and Japanese publisher Taito today launched a new game service called Pop Tower
, via major Japanese networking provider GREE.
The new service has launched with a custom-built version of PopCap's flagship title Bejeweled
, adding a number of social features to the classic title. Other PopCap titles, such as Chuzzle
, are also set to be added to the service.
Each Pop Tower
enhanced game will feature new game modes and social elements, allowing users to interact with their friends on the GREE network. Pop Tower
itself is a metagame with RPG elements in which players have the chance to rescue PopCap characters around their tower by playing well in individual games.
is the first product to be released by PopCap's Tokyo office, and comes in the same week that the company announced an exclusive partnership
with Chinese social networking site Renren that will see the company release a social adaptation of Plants vs Zombies
The social games developer also announced earlier in the month that it had signed an agreement with Amazon
, noting that it will release its first two Android games exclusively on the Amazon Appstore in two-week slots.