Candy Train Leaves The Popcap Station

Posted by Blake Grundman on May 24th, 2011

PopCap is one of those companies that just keeps churning out quality game nuggets by the truckload.  Thanks to their innovative new 4th & Battery studio, the developer has had even more of a chance to spread their wings.  Their first release, Unpleasant Horse, was a great stride into the mini-game category of iOS, while still striving to succeed at being a completely free title.

Last week, PopCap was eager to proclaim the release of their newest free offering: Candy Train.  After seeing a forgettable flash debut way back in 2003, the game has been redesigned to take advantages of all of the great features that iOS gamers have come to know and love.

The backstory of this game's development has it that an aspiring developer working in another branch of the company decided to prove their moxie and design a whole new iOS game around this long-lost flash gem.  After toiling away on the game in her free time, investing many hours outside of the office, she eventually had a finished product to show to the powers that be within Popcap.

Leadership within

the company was so impressed with the level of detail and polish in the game that they determined that it was worth sharing with the general public, and thus Candy Train was re-born.  Oh, and what ever became of that budding developer that dreamed of one day joining the legions developing classics at Popcap?  She has now successfully transitioned into a full-time role as a game programmer.

These are the kinds of stories that you just love to hear, from a developer that can seeming do no wrong.  So why not show Sophia some love and give the game a download?  It isn't like a free game is going to break the bank, after all!