Entries in 'king' (30)

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

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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
Stock falls 11% as King IPO is go

Stock falls 11% as King IPO is go

King’s high-profile IPO has got off to a stumbling start.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 26th 2014 at 2:46PM in News
King IPO values firm at £4.6bn

King IPO values firm at £4.6bn

Candy Crush Saga studio King is pushing to generate $530m (£319m) in an initial public offering that would see the British game maker valued at up to $7.6bn (£4.6bn).

Aaron Lee
by Aaron Lee
on Mar 13th 2014 at 12:07PM in News
King withdraws 'candy' trademark application in US

King withdraws 'candy' trademark application in US

Candy Crush Saga studio King has withdrawn its attempt to trademark the world “candy” in the US.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Feb 26th 2014 at 3:55AM in News

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King's Candy trademark filing "makes complete sense"

King's Candy trademark filing "makes complete sense"

The decision to trademark the Candy name is a perfectly logical one, a UK lawyer has argued.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 20th 2014 at 3:33PM in News
IGDA speaks out against King's trademark filings

IGDA speaks out against King's trademark filings

The International Game Developers Association has released a statement chiding Candy Crush Saga developer King's recent trademark attacks against other developers.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Feb 19th 2014 at 5:30AM in News
Candy Crush Saga's King files for IPO

Candy Crush Saga's King files for IPO

Free-to-play specialist King has filed for an IPO as it plans to go public.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 18th 2014 at 12:51PM in News
King accused of Candy Crush Saga IP theft

King accused of Candy Crush Saga IP theft

In a dramatic twist to the Candy Crush Saga saga, an indie dev has accused King of stealing the idea for its IP in the first place.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 13th 2014 at 1:04PM in News

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King: We should never have published Pac-Avoid

King: We should never have published Pac-Avoid

Riccardo Zacconi, the CEO of King, has admitted that his company should never have released Pac-Avoid.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 28th 2014 at 11:54AM in News
Stoic calls for King to lift 'saga' trademark dispute

Stoic calls for King to lift 'saga' trademark dispute

If King’s intentions are as innocent as the company claim it should withdraw its trademarks dispute with Stoic, the indie dev has argued.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 23rd 2014 at 9:45AM in News
King says Saga dispute is about protecting future properties

King says Saga dispute is about protecting future properties

Candy Crush Saga maker King has tried to calm the furore surrounding its Saga trademarks dispute.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 22nd 2014 at 2:26PM in News
Now King targets The Banner Saga with trademark claim

Now King targets The Banner Saga with trademark claim

Candy Crush Saga maker King is now targeting the maker of a recently released indie strategy game on Steam.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 22nd 2014 at 9:53AM in News

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King reaches out to defend 'Candy' trademark drive

King reaches out to defend 'Candy' trademark drive

Candy Crush Saga make King is reaching out to the press to clarify its attempt to trademark the word ‘candy’.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 21st 2014 at 2:32PM in News
Candy Crush developer gains approval for 'candy' trademark publication

Candy Crush developer gains approval for 'candy' trademark publication

Candy Crush developer King has received approval from the US Patent and Trademark Office over the trademarking of the term “candy.”

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Jan 21st 2014 at 8:10AM in News
Candy Crush Saga tops 500m downloads

Candy Crush Saga tops 500m downloads

Candy Crush Saga today celebrates its first anniversary with an impressive milestone.

Greg Lockley
by Greg Lockley
on Nov 15th 2013 at 11:12AM in News
Candy Crush's King files for IPO

Candy Crush's King files for IPO

Candy Crush developer King has filed for an initial public offering in the US worth an estimated $5 billion, according to a report.

Craig Chapple
by Craig Chapple
on Sep 27th 2013 at 12:50PM in News
Will Candy Crush firm King join Britsoft IPO club?

Will Candy Crush firm King join Britsoft IPO club?

Rumour-mongers say we should expect another shock stock market float from a UK games firm.

Michael French
by Michael French
on Jul 18th 2013 at 2:40PM in News
Sony's Jim Ryan and Fergal Gara talk PS4 in the latest MCV

Sony's Jim Ryan and Fergal Gara talk PS4 in the latest MCV

The MCV team have returned from E3 to reveal the true winner of the show and dictaphone filled with interviews.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Jun 21st 2013 at 12:10PM in News
King preparing for IPO, reports claim

King preparing for IPO, reports claim

Candy Crush Saga developer King is gearing up for an IPO, according to a report.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 20th 2013 at 10:27AM in News
King.com now has 70m daily users

King.com now has 70m daily users

Cross-platform casual games company King.com has revealed some impressive numbers.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 17th 2013 at 12:01PM in News
Still and King launch new digital distribution management agency

Still and King launch new digital distribution management agency

Industry stalwarts Darryl Still and Peter King have launched a new digital distribution management agency called Kiss.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 1st 2012 at 1:22PM in News