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King on its multiplayer-focused card game Shuffle Cats

When MCV was invited to a King press event, we figured the Candy Crush giant was about to unveil yet another match-three game. Afterall, this genre was the one that made King the mobile behemoth it is today, with colourful and massively popular releases like Candy Crush Saga. And it’s …

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CBS is making a Candy Crush TV show

Turns out that Candy Crush is still incredibly popular. So popular that US TV network CBS has decided to turn it into a TV game show. In the show two teams of contestants will compete to progress through giant interactive game boards. This will apparently take an entire hour, until …

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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. And even more eye-opening was that the Call of Duty publisher is spending $5.9bn to buy the Candy Crush maker. Just to put that into perspective: Disney purchased the Star Wars franchise from LucasFilm …

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Clash of Clans generated the most UK mobile revenue in 2015

Research company App Annie has released its mobile market report for 2015. The firm’s data shows that Supercell’s Clash of Clans generated the most games revenue on iOS and Google Play for the year, ahead of Candy Crush Saga from King and Game of War – Fire Age by Machine …

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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. The firm recorded $480m in revenue for the third quarter, a drop of $35m or seven per cent year-on-year. Meanwhile, …

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Activision Blizzard buys King for $5.9bn

Two of the biggest names in games are to become one. Activision Blizzard has announced that it will purchase Candy Crush firm King for $5.9 billion (3.8bn), in a deal unanimously approved by both boards. The sum works out to a value of $18 (11.67) per share for the latter …

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Candy Crush is Britain’s favourite game

The popularity of Candy Crush among women and older gamers has led it to be voted as the UK’s favourite title. That’s according to a YouGov survey of almost 2,000 Brits, who were asked to select their preferred title – past or present. Candy Crush was the clear winner among …

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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. One of the most important takeaways from massively popular mobile games like Candy Crush Saga, is that the majority of all gamers span across many …

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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. The firm had a mixed start to life as a publically-traded company, with analysts criticising the firm’s over-reliance on Candy Crush. But King’s games guru Tommy Palm says there’s no need to find …

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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. Polygon reports on the dozens of job listings posted on King’s website – including work in development, design and engineering, and marketing and …

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