PopCap Games today announced that it has launched a custom version of its flagship game Bejeweled for the Safari Web browser on Apple Inc.’s new iPhone and is making it available at no cost to iPhone owners.
Beginning today, iPhone users can log on to http://www.popcap.com/ via the iPhone’s Web browser and play the iPhone-specific version of the original match-3 puzzler Bejeweled for free. This customized version of Bejeweled leverages the Web 2.0 capabilities of Safari and the wireless capabilities of the iPhone, and has been optimized to take advantage of the iPhone’s unique display and input controls. PopCap developed the Safari-based version of Bejeweled in partnership with Polish developer Arkadiusz Mlynarczyk, one of the first programmers to take advantage of the Apple iPhone’s capabilities for video gaming purposes.
“We are excited to be providing the most popular puzzle game of the 21st century to users of the most advanced mobile device yet created,” said Andrew Stein, Director of Mobile Platforms at PopCap, in the press release. “We wanted to give the hundreds of thousands of iPhone users a fun, fast gaming fix — and at no cost, no less.”
MacDailyNews Note: We tried it on iPhone (it works well) and found that it also seems to work on Macs with Safari. Direct link: http://static.popcap.com/iphone/