It’s a good thing to know that the folks over at PopCap haven’t lost their sense of humor– even though many of the employees were transformed into multi-millionaires today when Electronic Arts agreed to buy the Seattle game maker for as much as $1.3 billion. In the spirit of PopCap’s blockbuster game, Plants vs. Zombies, this note was sent today to the new bosses at EA.
It is that type of creative spirit that has made PopCap what it is today. In a conference call with analysts this afternoon, EA CEO John Riccitiello noted that they don’t want to mess with the special sauce that makes PopCap one of the leading casual game makers on the planet.
“PopCap has been an attractive target for us for years,” he said. “We think of it as one of the premier content creators in the history of our industry.”
And that’s a good thing. Otherwise, the PopCap zombies may attack.