Candy Crush Saga would be perhaps an ill-fitting choice for the game of 2013: it was hardly the “best” game of the year by traditional “Game of the Year” metrics, and it didn’t even release in 2013. But Candy Crush Saga was still the game that defined mobile gaming in 2013.
There weren’t many games that were the cultural phenomenon that Candy Crush Saga was: walk down the aisle of an airplane and there was always someone on a tablet or phone matching fruits around. It was the one mobile game that friends who never talked about mobile gaming would talk about. And it wasn’t just casual gamers: anyone who’s friends with Touch Arcade editor Eli Hodapp on Facebook suffered the wrath of his lives requests for a while there.
The thing that was most fascinating about Candy Crush Saga, though? Did anyone really have an unequivocal, gushing love for it? Whenever the game would be brought up, there was always some degree of resentment toward it for being so addictive, in the sense that people just could not stop playing, paying, and bugging their Facebook friends with requests.
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Posted by Andrew Stevens
on November 15th, 2013
King is in a celebratory mood today because it’s been one year to the day that its popular game, Candy Crush Saga, has launched. To celebrate, King has released an infographic with plenty of interesting numbers, which include that the game has been installed over half a billion times across all platforms. Wowza! They’ve also mentioned that new updates will be on the way in the coming weeks.
“The past year has been one of the most exciting times for King since Candy Crush Saga launched on mobile,” says Tommy Palm, Games Guru at King, in a press release. “The incredible milestone of more than half a billion downloads of the game, as well as the continued enthusiasm from our community, really delights the entire King team. Fans can look forward to even more exciting new Candy Crush Saga content over the coming months, including an exciting new twist to the game.”
via: Our Review
Posted by Andrew Stevens
on June 27th, 2013
King, the company behind Candy Crush Saga, has partnered with Happy Socks to bring forth stylish and, hopefully, comfortable socks inspired by Candy Crush Saga. One pair is based on the chocolaty Color Bomb while the other is based on Striped Candy. You can pre-order the socks exclusively on the Happy Socks website at $12 dollars each. The custom Candy Crush Saga socks come in universal sizes for both men and women.
“Candy Crush Saga has become nothing short of a worldwide phenomenon- a game that people can play and enjoy anywhere, any time. With that in mind, it’s only fitting that the first licensing deal is with Happy Socks, giving all those who love the game the chance to revel in the fun of Candy Crush Saga, literally right down to their toes.” said Riccardo Zacconi, King’s CEO and co-founder, in a press release.
Obviously, I wasn’t so sure about this news as I began reading about it, but once I saw those socks, I became ecstatic!
Posted by Rob LeFebvre
on May 16th, 2013
Fresh from the (ahem) crushing success of King’s Candy Crush Saga, the Facebook and mobile casual game developer announced today that yet another top ten Facebook game, Pet Rescue Saga, is scheduled to release on mobile early this summer.
King says that the current Facebook iteration of Pet Rescue Saga is the third overall largest game on Facebook with over six million daily players. The iOS and Android app will be available early this summer on iTunes and Google Play. This is the third mobile release for the casual gaming company, with Candy Crush Saga seeing over 500 million plays a day on mobile. A day. Sheesh.
Stay tuned for more details as they become available.
via: King source: Facebook