Chances are you’ve definitely heard of Candy Crush, and probably have played it yourself!
In honor of level 5,000, King held a press trip in their home office in Stockholm, Sweden on June 25, 2019.
A schoolyard rhyme once reminded all children that “Girls go to college to get more knowledge, boys go to Jupiter to get more stupider.” While “stupider” isn’t a word and boys attend college as well, the taunting chant acknowledged many young women taking a hold of their future despite what men were doing. This is true for Game Artist and Netherlands native, Sandra da Cruz Martins, who designs characters, storylines, and settings for Candy Crush and continues to thrive in a male-dominated field.
When he isn’t acting as Chief Development Officer at the King office or trying to beat level 1,307 of Candy Crush, Tjodolf Sommestad finds himself exercising and trying to get into golf. “I’m getting old,” he said, “I thought now might be the time as the kids are getting older.” The Candy Crush veteran first started working for King back in 2011. As he moved up the company ladder, Sommestad was able to see the development of the game from many angles which is why The Knockturnal had to sit with the Chief himself to get a view of the 5,000th level celebration from where he’s standing.
Check out my travel diary as I fly to Stockholm, Sweden where I learn all about Candy Crush development at the King office and explore the wonderful city!
Kings Games launched their new game, Candy Crush Friends, on October 12th in Battery Park with a proper candy land party the rain just couldn’t stop.
Here is a romance about as empty as “The Space Between Us.”
Makers of the mobile game app Candy Crush Saga, the most downloaded app on iTunes, have done it again with their newest creation, “Bubble Witch 2 Saga.” We had the opportunity to experience the game before officially downloading it at a special beauty event hosted by The Beauty Bean’s Alexis Wolfer on Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2014 evening at the Gansevoort Hotel on Park Avenue. It was just what the doctor ordered for a Tuesday. We enjoyed great cocktails that got the job done after getting our manicures and makeovers.
The party featured a special guest appearance by my favorite former TV witch, Melissa Joan Hart from “Sabrina the Teenage Witch.” Hart resurrected her inner witch as she posed in the Bubble Witch 2 Saga photo wall and checked out the nail bar for a personalized #BubbleWitch2 manicure. It was certainly a night of bewitching if that means getting pampered and liquored up. Wolfer gave out personalized beauty tips to guests and touched on the latest trends while we spotted personality Kelly Bensimon trying to beat level 12 of the game.
Guests enjoyed delicious treats from the Bubbly Bar and relaxed while sipping bewitching inspired cocktails such as the Stella Royal
The game’s objective is to help Stella (the witch) and her cats fend off the evil spirits plaguing their colorful land of Witch Country by traveling the realm and bursting as many bubbles as you can. Much like Candy Crush, each level is comprised of a mysterious challenge to complete in addition to racking up as many points as possible. “Whether you’re an existing Bubble Witch Saga fan, or new to the franchise, Bubble Witch 2 Saga is a game that offers exciting new characters and challenges and can be played across platforms,” said Jan Wedekind, Business Performance
Director at King’s Barcelona studio.
He continued, “In this next iteration we really focused on optimizing the gameplay for mobile devices, and as a result we have created a game we are truly proud of and excited for people to download and start playing.” Available on Facebook and mobile devices (iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch and Android), download it and continue the Saga rave.