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PopCap signs up for Antix's seamless game distribution platform

Will debut with Plants vs. Zombies

PopCap signs up for Antix's seamless game distribution platform
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Connected device platform Antix Labs has signed a deal with PopCap.

The partnership will kick off with Plants vs. Zombies released before the end of 2012.

Antix's Game Player platform works as it enables consumers to play, and share, the same game binary across mobiles (both feature and smartphones), smart TV, set top boxes, and web - of course, as long as the hardware supports the Antix technology.

The company has been focused recently on smart TV, doing dozens of deals.

The platform also has its own supporting social ecosystem so high scores and challenges can be shared.

Play everywhere

"The Antix Game Player merges home and mobile devices and brings a sense of immediacy to consumers who can share and play with their friends when in close proximity," said Francis Charig, Antix Labs' CEO.

"They can also take advantage of the cloud but Antix games are playable even when there is no network availability or networks are too slow, too full or too intermittent."

"Seamless gaming is a rapidly evolving consumer expectation that PopCap aspires to surpass," added Evan Spytma, PopCap's regional director of Australia and SE Asia.

"Leveraging the Antix Game Player enables us to construct a seamless cross-platform and immediate proximity gaming experience for millions of consumers globally."

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