WorldWinner

WorldWinner

July 09, 2009 09:00 ET

Get Ready to Do the Bejeweled Twist™ on WorldWinner

Players Twist and Match Gems for Cash and Prizes in Skill-based Version of PopCap's Popular Puzzle Game

NEWTON, MASSACHUSETTS--(Marketwire - July 9, 2009) - WorldWinner (www.worldwinner.com), a subsidiary of GSN and provider of online game competitions, today unveiled cash competitions in PopCap's Bejeweled Twist(TM), a "match" made in heaven for game lovers. In this new twist on the top-selling puzzle franchise of the 21st century, players rotate blocks of gems to create rows of three or more matching gems, honing their skills to build high scores and win cash and prizes in the process.

"Since day one, Bejeweled has been one of the most popular casual games among game lovers everywhere, and WorldWinner's players are no exception," said Peter Blacklow, president of WorldWinner and EVP of GSN Digital. "Our players are incredibly competitive when it comes to Bejeweled, and this fun, but incredibly challenging twist on the original Match-3 game will undoubtedly dazzle them as they try to master new moves."

"We introduced Bejeweled Twist last fall and it's been gaining an increasing number of loyal fans ever since," said Jason Kapalka, chief creative officer and co-founder of PopCap. "Bejeweled Twist offers a lot more flexibility and options in terms of moves, and this in turn means there are many more strategies and tactics than in previous Bejeweled games. Add head-to-head and tournament-style modes with cash and other prizes on the line, and this has the makings of a very competitive gaming experience."

In Bejeweled Twist, players race against the clock to make matches of at least three-in-a-row (vertically or horizontally) by rotating the position of 2-by-2 sets of gems. Stringing together long runs of consecutive matching moves will increase the score multiplier, and building rows of four or more gems introduces special gems including flame and lightning. Players need to stay on alert for bomb gems - they could cost even skilled players the win.

Bejeweled Twist is available at www.worldwinner.com and www.gsn.com, as well as through WorldWinner's partner sites, including AOL Games, MSN Games, Pogo.com and PopCap.com.

About WorldWinner

WorldWinner (www.worldwinner.com), a subsidiary of GSN, hosts online competitions that intensify casual games with the thrill of playing for cash and prizes. Offering beloved titles such as Solitaire, Bejeweled(R) 2, Family Feud, SCRABBLE(R) Cubes, Wheel of Fortune and Cubis, WorldWinner puts winning within reach for more than 30 million registered game enthusiasts of all skill levels who share a passion for competition and a penchant for fun. With WorldWinner, game lovers test themselves and challenge each other through games that engage, invigorate and relax the mind. The company's broad network of partner sites includes leading global brands, such as AOL Games, CotterWeb Enterprises Inc., EA-Pogo, Lycos, MSN Games and MyPoints.

GSN and WorldWinner are owned by Liberty Media Corporation and Sony Pictures Entertainment. For further information, visit GSN's press website at corp.gsn.com.

About PopCap

PopCap Games (www.popcap.com) is the leading multi-platform provider of "casual games" - fun, easy-to-learn, irresistible computer games that appeal to everyone from age 6 to 106. Based in Seattle, Washington, PopCap was founded in 2000 and has a worldwide staff of over 220 people in Seattle, San Francisco, Chicago, Vancouver, B.C., Dublin, and Shanghai. Its timeless games have been downloaded more than 1 billion times by consumers worldwide, and its flagship title, Bejeweled, has sold more than 25 million units across all platforms. Constantly acclaimed by consumers and critics, PopCap's games are played on the Web, desktop computers, myriad mobile devices (cell phones, smartphones, PDAs, Pocket PCs, iPod, iPhone and more), popular game consoles (such as Xbox 360 and Nintendo DS), and in-flight entertainment systems. PopCap is the only casual games developer with leading market share across all major sales channels, including Web portals, retail stores, consoles, mobile phones and MP3 players.

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