PopCap Games brings Peggle HD to the iPad

26 Aug 2011

PopCap Games brings Peggle HD to the iPad

PopCap Games, which has significant operations in Dublin, has launched Peggle HD for the iPad globally. The popular game has been downloaded more than 30m times since it was launched in 2007.

A franchise first, Peggle HD includes Game Center support with 29 achievements and an in-app purchase option for the complete Peggle Nights game.

PopCap is currently in the process of being acquired by gaming giant EA Games for US$1.3bn.

For a limited time only, Peggle HD will be available for a special introductory price of €2.39 from the Apple App Store with the in-app purchase option of Peggle Nights for €0.79. Thereafter, the games will be available for €3.99 and €1.59, respectively.

Riveting action

“We’re bringing Peggle in all of its glory to mobile gamers everywhere with this fully optimized adaptation, exclusively for the iPad,” explained Andrew Stein, director of mobile business development at PopCap.

“Peggle HD delivers riveting game action familiar to millions of fans of the original PC blockbuster, and is enhanced with Game Center achievements, like First Bjorn and Circus Daredevil, an in-app purchase option for Peggle Nights, as well as vibrant high-definition color and detail that offers the best of on-the-go entertainment to scores of iPad gamers.”

Peggle combines elements of pinball, pool and pachinko to create a completely different kind of game experience.

The game challenges players to use skill, strategy and luck to clear progressively more difficult levels of orange pegs by firing a small silver ball from the top of the screen. Stationary and moving obstacles along with numerous power-ups and special effects combine with dynamically-assigned peg colors to make each level unique every time it’s played.

John Kennedy is a journalist who served as editor of Silicon Republic for 17 years