YAYZ! Another FACEBOOK GAME!
PopCap unveiled Lucky Gem Casino today, which they are referring to as a “slot-based social game experience”. The Lucky Gem Casino is available only on facebook and though it only hosts the slot game at this time, they have plans to eventually add up to seven more games of chance to the casino, which pays out in virtual currency.
Here’s what PopCap has to say!
“Casino-themed social games are one of the fastest growing genres on Facebook,” said Dennis Ryan, vice president of worldwide publishing at PopCap. He continued: “The strength of PopCap’s game brands and the quality of the Lucky Gem product combined with our experience in luck-based games outside of Facebook means we are perfectly positioned to deliver the ultimate online free casino game experience – PopCap style. Enlivening traditional casino games with our franchises will delight millions of PopCap fans while introducing our world-class brands to a new and enthusiastic audience of online gamers.”
Lucky Gem Casino allows Facebook users to play alone or with friends. Players can compare their winnings, chat in real-time with friends, play mini-games and share unique game content. The games are free to play and players may purchase virtual currency in the form of Facebook credits to accelerate and increase the fun. All payouts are in virtual coins, which are not redeemable or transferrable for cash. In the coming months PopCap intends to evolve Lucky Gem Casino to enhance the experience, add more games, community features and maybe even a few surprises.
PopCap Games is the leading global developer, publisher and operator of casual video games: fun, easy-to-learn, captivating games that appeal to all ages across PC, mobile, social and other platforms. Based in Seattle, Washington, PopCap was founded in 2000, was acquired by Electronic Arts in 2011, and has a worldwide staff of more than 600 people in Seattle, San Francisco, Vancouver, B.C., Dublin, Seoul, Shanghai and Tokyo. PopCap’s games have been downloaded over 1.5 billion times by consumers worldwide, and its flagship franchise, Bejeweled®, has sold more than 50 million units.
I played the game a little bit and…well…it’s a bit of mindless fun. If you need to zone out for a while, give it shot…I guess.