Mobile gamers were pretty sweet on Candy Crush Saga this year.
The puzzle game was the No. 1 most downloaded free app for the iPhone and iPad in 2013, according to Apple's Best of iTunes list. It was also the No. 1 paid app for the iPad, while Minecraft was the No. 1 paid app for the iPhone.
Apple's list, released Monday evening, also includes year-end top 10 charts for most downloaded or purchased songs, albums, books, movies, TV shows, and podcasts, as well as Apple's picks of best of the year for each category.
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Like Twitter, UK-based King, makers of the smash hit Candy Crush Saga, has secretly filed with the US Securities and Exchange Commission to go public, according to the Telegraph.
King used the provision in the JOBS Act that allows smaller companies with less than $1 billion in annual sales to start the IPO process confidentially. The games maker is expected to list its shares on the Nasdag with a valuation exceeding $5 billion, the Telegraph reported. A company spokesperson did not immediately respond to a request for confirmation.
Founded in 2003, King touts 100 million daily active players of its … Read more
Odds are that someone you know has a love or hate relationship with Candy Crush Saga, the seemingly never-ending game that's become the fixation of people everywhere.
The game is the undisputed leader in the casual-gaming sector, witnessing more than 600 million active game sessions each day from mobile devices alone.
The runaway craze in Facebook gaming was released on the social network in April 2012 and became the fourth most popular Facebook game before it landed on iOS and Android in late November of last year. The mobile releases opened the game up to people who wanted to … Read more
Bubble Witch Saga is a very close relative to Bust-a-Move, the classic bubble-blasting arcade game, but with a handful of new and very fun features that help to set it apart. It's hard not to notice the similarities at first, but as you dig deeper into the game, you'll find a plethora of game modes, tweaks to make it more compelling, and level-by-level rewards for completing at times complex combinations.
The idea of Bubble Witch Saga is very simple. Different colored balls will be loaded into a shooter that you must match to the balls on the ceiling. … Read more
Jewels Saga is an addictive time-killer with great animation and interesting sound effects. The high rate of success will draw Match 3 fans in.
Jewels Saga takes up only a small amount of space on your device and consumes very little resources. The user interface is well designed with intuitive navigation and controls. The graphics are incredible and feature bright and colorful animations. The player must swap jewels on a game board in an effort to match three like items. As the items are matched they disappear and the items located above drop into their place. Points are earned through … Read more
Anonymous sources told the Journal that King, through its holding company Midasplayer International Holding Co., has talked to several banks including J.P. Morgan Chase, Credit Suisse Group AG, and Bank of America to carry out its initial public offering, or IPO, in the U.S. This means King wants to sell shares of its company to public investors.
While CEO Riccardo Zacconi has mentioned an IPO as a possibility before, this report signals that … Read more
Candy Crush Saga manages to be one of the most compelling, entertaining, and socially-engaging match 3 games currently on the App Store with deep Facebook integration and an addictive reward scheme.
The concept of Candy Crush Saga is very basic. Match three similar pieces of candy to advance to the next level. Each level has a certain number of candy matches needed, with bonuses, combos, and high-score opportunities, all integrated with Facebook for friendly competition. The game is free to play, but there are a number of upgrades, including lives that allow you to keep playing if you lose on … Read more
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Meet Saga, the "Automatic Lifelogging" app. This is the app you've never known you needed. Remember what you were doing last Thursday? Saga remembers. OK, I guess that sounds a bit creepy. But really, here's what the app does...
Instead of forcing you to write a journal each day to talk about everything you did, in perhaps an overlong narrative, Saga keeps everything in a neat list for you. Checked in at the grocery store on Foursquare last Monday? Saga recorded it. Tweeted about an upcoming movie you want to see? Yep, Saga got that, too. … Read more