|CryptoLogic, has announced that its subsidiary, WagerLogic Limited, has signed an exclusive five-year agreement for the Internet rights to the slot version of Bejeweled – a wildly popular game with online players. |
WagerLogic will be the first and only gaming provider to bring a play-for-real, 10-line slot variation of this globally renowned, fast-paced gem-matching game to the Internet as part of a new version of its casino software targeted for release this autumn.
“Bejeweled is loved by players worldwide — and now it’s one of the many gems in CryptoLogic’s growing suite of exciting online casino games,” said Lewis Rose, CryptoLogic’s President and CEO. “As the first and only gaming developer to offer this exceptionally popular game in a play-for-real, slot version for the Internet, CryptoLogic is again providing our customers with market-tested products that deliver great entertainment to their players.”
Bejeweled, labelled “the best puzzle game since Tetris,” is the creation and flagship product of PopCap Games. According to the company, more than 50 million people have played Bejeweled since it was released in 2000, and it has sold over a million units across multiple channels, while garnering multiple Game of the Year and Hall of Fame awards. Bejeweled continues to be one of the most popular titles on AOL, MSN, and Yahoo! and with mobile customers of Cingular, Sprint, and Verizon.
CryptoLogic is strengthening its position in the estimated $12 billion global online gaming industry by developing an expanding range of market-targeted products for the major online casino and poker markets.
“New product innovation is a key growth driver in the online casino market, and WagerLogic is excited to add the highly popular Bejeweled game to our expanding slot portfolio,' added A.J. Slivinski, WagerLogic’s Managing Director.