Entries in 'king' (43)

Sweet like Candy: King's plans to grow beyond Candy Crush

Sweet like Candy: King's plans to grow beyond Candy Crush

A shock announcement from November 2015 was that Activision Blizzard is to acquire mobile company King.com. 

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Feb 4th 2016 at 10:30AM in News
Candy Crush revenue down as King's mobile hit matures

Candy Crush revenue down as King's mobile hit matures

Though it has been a good week for King following its purchase by Activision Blizzard, the firm's financial report for Q3 is probably not as sweet as it might like.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Nov 5th 2015 at 1:01PM in News
Activision stock price closes 7.5% up following King purchase

Activision stock price closes 7.5% up following King purchase

Activision Blizzard’s share price reached a record high following the announcement it will be acquiring Candy Crush company King.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Nov 4th 2015 at 10:08AM in News
Pachter: 'King deal is a refreshing move by Activision'

Pachter: 'King deal is a refreshing move by Activision'

Games industry analyst Michael Pachter has praised Activison Blizzard’s purchase of King as a solid strategy for breaking into the mobile market.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Nov 3rd 2015 at 12:56PM in News

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IHS: Activision-King deal provides short-term boost, less beneficial in the long run

IHS: Activision-King deal provides short-term boost, less beneficial in the long run

Market analyst IHS Technology has questioned the long-term benefits of Activision Blizzard’s acquisition of Candy Crush firm King.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Nov 3rd 2015 at 10:42AM in News
Activision Blizzard buys King for $5.9bn

Activision Blizzard buys King for $5.9bn

Two of the biggest names in games are to become one.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Nov 3rd 2015 at 8:57AM in News
King revenue and profits dip year-on-year

King revenue and profits dip year-on-year

Mobile giant King’s revenues and profits have both dipped year-on-year as Candy Crush spending slows. 

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Aug 14th 2015 at 9:53AM in News
King's Rob Miller and EA's Shaun Campbell join UKIE Board

King's Rob Miller and EA's Shaun Campbell join UKIE Board

Trade body UKIE has made some new additions to its Board of directors.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on May 27th 2015 at 2:24PM in News

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Tommy Palm vows to bring VR to the mass market

Tommy Palm vows to bring VR to the mass market

Former King man and Candy Crush mastermind Tommy Palm thinks VR is not only nearly upon us, but is destined to become a mass-market proposition.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 1st 2015 at 2:38PM in News
Top 100 Women in Games: Catharina Lavers Mallet

Top 100 Women in Games: Catharina Lavers Mallet

Lavers Mallet joined the games industry after graduating business school at MIT Sloan.

on Feb 14th 2015 at 4:00PM in News
Candy Crush Saga players are spending less

Candy Crush Saga players are spending less

Spending on Candy Crush Saga is in decline.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 13th 2015 at 2:20PM in News
Tommy Palm is leaving Candy Crush Saga maker King

Tommy Palm is leaving Candy Crush Saga maker King

One of the key people in Candy Crush Saga’s move from web to smartphone has left King.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 20th 2015 at 3:18PM in News

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Candy Crush Saga: King of the Free

Candy Crush Saga: King of the Free

King’s reign is only just beginning.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Dec 23rd 2014 at 10:32AM in News
King hunts UK staff for Singapore studio

King hunts UK staff for Singapore studio

Candy Crush publisher King has acquired a new studio in Singapore and is looking for UK staff to add to the roster.

on Dec 15th 2014 at 3:30PM in News
King unleashes Candy Crush Soda Saga on Facebook

King unleashes Candy Crush Soda Saga on Facebook

Casual behemoth Candy Crush Saga has a sequel.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Oct 21st 2014 at 2:24PM in News
King tops in TV ads over Sony, Microsoft - report

King tops in TV ads over Sony, Microsoft - report

Candy Crush Saga creator King runs more television advertisements than any other video game company out there, according to advertising metrics company iSpot.tv.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Oct 9th 2014 at 3:26AM in News

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The Banner Saga: Collector's Edition coming to UK retail

The Banner Saga: Collector's Edition coming to UK retail

A boxed Collector’s Edition of indie hit The Banner Saga will be coming to UK retail on July 25th.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Jul 18th 2014 at 9:07AM in News
Candy Crush Saga's King signs up to UKIE

Candy Crush Saga's King signs up to UKIE

UKIE has snagged itself a high-profile new member in the form of Candy Crush Saga maker King.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 25th 2014 at 3:54PM in News
King is trialling a new Candy Crush game

King is trialling a new Candy Crush game

King has soft launched a new Candy Crush game entitled Candy Crush Soda Saga.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Jun 10th 2014 at 4:40PM in News
Housers join The Sunday Times Rich List

Housers join The Sunday Times Rich List

Rockstar’s Sam and Dan Houser are among the gaming newcomers in this year’s The Sunday Times Rich List.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 19th 2014 at 12:09PM in News
Candy Crush Saga heading to China via Tencent

Candy Crush Saga heading to China via Tencent

King will launch its world-conquering Candy Crush Saga in China this year thanks to a new deal with Tencent.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 17th 2014 at 3:00PM in News
King: We don't feel pressure to top Candy Crush

King: We don't feel pressure to top Candy Crush

Social media giant King says it does not feel the pressure to make another Candy Crush-sized hit.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Apr 17th 2014 at 2:19PM in News
King: All games companies must transition to free-to-play

King: All games companies must transition to free-to-play

Call of Duty. New Super Mario Bros. Dark Souls. Halo. Uncharted. ALL games must become free-to-play, according to Candy Crush maker King.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 16th 2014 at 9:23AM in News
King lists 165 international job openings

King lists 165 international job openings

Candy Crush Saga developer King has listed 165 openings for its studios across the globe, as the company aims to expand its workforce by 25 per cent.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Apr 2nd 2014 at 7:49AM in News
King suffers worst IPO day one of 2014

King suffers worst IPO day one of 2014

It was a rough day on the markets for casual games maker King yesterday.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 27th 2014 at 10:04AM in News