March 10, 2009 09:01 ET

WorldWinner Turns Game Lovers Into Super-Sleuths With Launch of Mystery P.I.™

Players Challenged to Crack the Case for Cash in WorldWinner's New Hidden Object Game

NEWTON, MASSACHUSETTS--(Marketwire - March 10, 2009) - A mystery is afoot and you've got five minutes to solve it before the clock runs out. Want a chance to win your own fortune by cracking the case? Well, now you have it. WorldWinner ( and PopCap ( today unveiled Mystery P.I.(TM) cash competitions to game enthusiasts and mystery junkies everywhere. Mystery P.I. challenges players to put on their sleuthing caps and spot hidden clues as quickly as possible for cash and prizes.

Immediately after its recent launch, the game climbed to a top 5 title on WorldWinner in terms of popularity and has remained there ever since.

"With Mystery P.I., Sherlock Holmes meets Where's Waldo? and game enthusiasts get the best of both worlds," said Peter Blacklow, president of WorldWinner. "Our players love 'hidden object' games, in which they can let go of everyday stress and just focus on the fun and excitement of solving the mystery. We're thrilled to bring them this heart-pounding competitive entertainment experience, where the challenge is far from 'elementary.'"

"Our long-standing partnership with WorldWinner enables us to reach a new audience of game enthusiasts who get to experience our games in a whole new light," said Duncan Magee, co-developer of Mystery P.I. and co-director of PopCap's SpinTop Games Subsidiary. "Mystery P.I. is one of our most popular games, and we're excited to offer fans of the game an opportunity to test their mystery-solving skills by competing against other players for cash."

The cash version of Mystery P.I. is available via the cash games section of and via WorldWinner and its partner sites, including, AOL Games, MSN Games and Mystery P.I. is produced by PopCap and SpinTopGames.

About WorldWinner

WorldWinner (, a GSN-affiliated site, hosts online competitions that intensify casual games with the thrill of playing for cash and prizes. Offering beloved titles such as Solitaire, Bejeweled 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, EA-Pogo, Lycos, MSN Games and MyPoints. WorldWinner is a controlled subsidiary of Liberty Media Corporation attributed to the Liberty Entertainment Group (NASDAQ:LMDIA).

About PopCap

PopCap Games 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 200 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(R), 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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