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.

Venturebeat reports that Tommy Palm has quit the firm to forma a new startup called Resolution Games which will, among other things, work on virtual reality entertainment. The new venture is based in Stockholm and currently employs three – Palm, Martin Vilcans and Carl-Arvid Ewerbring.

It was a hard decision to leave,” Palm said. King is a really fantastic company, the best company I have worked at. But I really like starting companies.

I was very keen on making King big on the mobile side. All the ingredients were there when we met. That was something we were hoping to achieve. My personal goal was to work on a project with a lot of gamers.

I felt that over my 16 years in mobile, the potential was there for very casual games that could have very broad appeal. We really accomplished that with the games that King now makes. It’s fantastic to see how games have become something that everybody enjoys.”

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