SAN FRANCISCO – Oct. 31, 2012 –King.com, the leading casual social games company, today announced it will be releasing its most popular Facebook game, Candy Crush Saga, on mobile iOS devices this November. The match-3 game has nearly 5 million daily active players on Facebook, making it the largest casual social game on the platform.
“Candy Crush Saga is a great example of the type of high quality and engaging games being built with Facebook across web and mobile,” said Sean Ryan, Director of Games Partnerships, Facebook. “Facebook’s mobile discovery features are creating more opportunities for developers like King.com to provide people with consistent game play with their friends across screens.”
Candy Crush Saga will be available on all iOS devices (iPad, iPhone or iPod Touch) and will offer complete synchronization with Facebook, keeping player’s leaderboards, scores, progress and virtual goods seamless across both platforms. The match-3 game will launch on mobile with 125 levels and will provide several modes for gamers to test their skills against time, limited moves, collecting objects and removing jellies. Candy Crush Saga‘s objective is to help Mr. Toffee and his daughter, Tiffi Toffee, travel the world to meet fun characters like the Yeti and Loch Ness Monster. But, players must beware; there are blockers in every episode that will potentially halt their advancement. Players can unlock levels by inviting friends and use credits for charms and boosters to help their gameplay.
“Candy Crush Saga has been an extremely successful game on Facebook since it launched on the platform earlier this year – quickly becoming a top 10 game,” said Riccardo Zacconi, CEO and co-founder of King.com. “And, with over 50 percent of Facebook’s users connecting from their smartphones, Facebook has become a critical component of mobile app discovery as we look to release more Saga games on mobile.”
Learn more at (http://www.candycrushsaga.com/).
King.com is a worldwide leader in casual social games with over 40 million monthly players and more than 3 billion games played per month globally. King.com offers over 150 exclusive games in 11 languages through its premier destination, King.com (www.king.com),mobile devices, Google+, and Facebook, where it is a top 10 Facebook developer. The company is the exclusive provider of online games for leading global portals, websites and media companies. King.com has offices in London, Stockholm, Barcelona, Bucharest, Hamburg, Malta and San Francisco. For more information, please visit http://about.king.com.
Sam Dalsimer, TriplePoint for King.com