PopCap's Zuma series coming to Facebook
PopCap is bringing its Zuma series to Facebook, following up on the success of Bejeweled Blitz, which is one of the most popular distractions on the massive social network.
The game, which is called Zuma Blitz, will follow a similar format to PopCap's other popular Facebook title, Bejeweled Blitz, giving players just a minute to get the highest score possible. Like Bejeweled Blitz, it too will make use of with a feature the company is calling "Treasure Chest"--an in-game store that lets players buy power-ups using real-world money. The game will also feature a weekly tournament system, and integration with a player's Facebook friends list to show players how well they're doing compared to others.
PopCap says Zuma has sold 20 million units since its release in late 2003, and that Blitz will be released in three weeks as a "beta." Bejeweled Blitz now has 30 million users, racking up more than 100 million play sessions a day. In anin April, PopCap's co-founder said that the average play time for one of these sessions was a staggering 43 minutes.