Mobile games taking casual inspiration (part 1)

You might not have played a casual web game, but you may well have played its mobile conversion. Games like Bejeweled, Jewel Quest, Cake Mania, Chuzzle, Diner Dash, Luxor and Zuma all started life as web or PC casual games, before making the leap to mobile.

Indeed, they often sell more phone downloads than big console brands, indicating that there's more crossover between casual web games and mobile. Pocket Gamer thought they'd investigate the area by talking to three companies involved in both markets: PopCap Games, RealArcade, and I-play (which was recently bought by casual game giant, Oberon Media).

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