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Friday, September 26, 2008
PopCap's World Of Bejeweled
6:00 AM | Cord Kruse | Comment on this story

Blizzplanet has published a new interview with PopCap Games producer T. Carl Kwoh about the company's free Bejeweled add-on for the popular MMO, World of Warcraft. The add-on allows gamers to play the addictive jewel matching game from within World of Warcraft. Kwoh discussed the creation of the game and the possibility of other PopCap titles making their way Azeroth.

Has Pop Cap Games talked with Blizzard prior to developing the World of Warcraft addon? If so, what was their stand?
T. Carl Kwoh: We showed the mod unofficially and "off the record" to some contacts at blizzard late in development and overall the response was pretty positive. However we have not approached them officially regarding this mod.

Are there plans to create new addons based on other Pop Cap games?
T. Carl Kwoh: At this time, we don't have any plans to do other addons based around more of our games, though we certainly thought about what else could work during development of the Bejeweled mod. If there is enough interest in the Bejeweled mod, we may consider doing stuff with some of our other games down the line.

Will there be Bejeweled matches between players? If so, how many players are supported?
T. Carl Kwoh: There are friends and guild high scores lists that players can compete on, however there are no direct multiplayer games of Bejeweled in this addon.

Are you planning to update the addon, if needed, each time there is a World of Warcraft patch and/or add new features?
T. Carl Kwoh: We will be keeping the addon current for any patches/updates to WoW. We are already compatible with the 3.0/WotlK API changes, so when those come out we'll just need to update the TOC file. We definitely want to keep the addon functioning, so we'll be keeping it up to date.
There are no new features planned at the moment, however that's not to say there won't be feature updates down the road. However that process will be very organic and depend on interest and time of everyone involved.
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