PopCap wishes they came up with Puzzle Quest

Bejeweled is a puzzle game phenomenom. Making over $500 million dollars in revenue for PopCap, it is one of the top 10 bestselling videogames of all time. It's also one of just two puzzle games that have been inducted into the Computer Gaming World Hall of Fame (the other is Tetris) and the Guinness World Records has Bejewled listed as "The Most Popular Puzzle Game Series of the Century."

Real Racing 2 is coming this week and it cost $2 million to make

The success of Firemint's Flight Control afforded the Melbourne games developer the funds and the time to develop and polish Real Racing for the iPhone. Real Racing featured social connectivity and offered gamers the ability to upload their replays to youtube, functionality that had not appeared in handheld gaming yet. It took a years worth of development and was known to be one of the most expensive iPhone titles made at the time.

CEO and Founder posts update on Firemint

It's not too often a game company opens up and reports on the current state of their studio and responds to any concerns relating to their titles. It's even more rarer for the CEO of the company to take on the duty, so it's a special treat to read a personal post from CEO and founder, Rob Murray, on the Firemint blog doing just that. On the plus side, it gives us a great chance to see some development details on their games.

Flowerworks: Follie's Adventure launches Friday 26th November 2010

Nocturnal is proud to announce that Flowerworks®: Follie's Adventure will launch for the WiiWare™ service on the 26th November 2010, in Europe, Australia & New Zealand for just 500 Wii Points™.

Flowerworks: Follie's Adventure is an upgraded version of Flowerworks® (which is now available on WiiWare in the US), and will give fans even more reason to join Follie on her adventure!

New major features include:

IronMonkey's Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit in top ten grossing Appstore charts

Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit hit the number 7 spot for top-grossing Appstore titles in the U.S for the last week. It's certainly not a bad effort considering it was just released on Tuesday, the same week. The Appstore racing title was developed by Melbourne's IronMonkey Studios who were acquired by EA earlier this year and is part of EA's mobile division.

Sidhe's Rugby Challenge announced for Console and PC

Rugby Union fans will be delighted to hear that Sidhe have been working on a game of their favourite sport with a release date to coincide with the 2011 Rugby World Cup which is being held in New Zealand next year. Announced today, Rugby Challenge will include a whole range of licensed teams and competitions, online multiplayer functionality, dynamic real-time commentary, and various player customisations. It's coming out for console and PC in Q3, 2011.

Grab Train Conductor by The Voxel Agents for free for a limited time!

Congratulations to The Voxel Agents who've made the finalist cut for the IGF China awards for their appstore game, Train Conductor 2: USA. We're sending our best wishes to the guys for the competition, but in the meantime, The Voxel Agents are celebrating their great accomplishment in the awards as well as reaching the #1 Strategy position in 9 countries (with many more rapidly following) by releasing the first Train Conductor for free, starting today!

If you haven't had the chance to check out Train Conductor yet, give it a go!

(Press release)