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How sweet it is to be in the news.  Here are a few press highlights about King in Q2’13.  Tasty!

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Welcome back from the Independence Day holidays!  If you were like the rest of us, you probably enjoyed a fireworks show, a hot dog or corn dog, and maybe even enjoyed playing a bit of Candy Crush Saga from King.

Here are a few broadcast TV highlights that appeared over the long weekend.

July 4th weekend broadcast clippings 2013

King broadcast highlights Monday July 8 2013

Jimmy Fallon used Candy Crush in his opening monologue.  You have to admit, it’s pretty funny… Read below or watch it here.

Jimmy Fallon jokes CCS

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Pet Rescue Saga was launched on mobile devices June 14th, allowing users to have the same great cross-platform experience they’ve come to enjoy with Candy Crush.

Tommy Palm, Games Guru of King, was at E3 along with Consort’s own Paul Brady, meeting with media to brief them on the news.  What follows are a few of the stories that appeared from their hard work in LA.

Congrats team!

Sirius XM – Unlimited Lives
E3 Day 2 Recap
By Mary Iampietro
June 14, 2013
http://unlimitedlivesxm.tumblr.com/
 
Mashable
Hands-On With Our Favorite Apps From E3
By Emily Price
June 17, 2013
http://mashable.com/2013/06/17/apps-e3-hands-on/
 
Examiner
Candy Crush Saga on Kindle Fire HD? Game on top free apps for Android, Apple
By Matt Couden
June 17, 2013
http://www.examiner.com/article/candy-crush-saga-on-kindle-fire-hd-game-on-top-free-apps-for-android-apple
 
Laptop Magazine
Hands-on with Pet Rescue Sage: Your Next Mobile Addiction
By Sherri Smith
June 14, 2013
http://blog.laptopmag.com/pet-rescue-saga
 
GameInformer
Puppies, Dungeons, And Siberia – This Week’s Mobile Roundup
By Matt Aker
June 14, 2013
http://www.gameinformer.com/b/news/archive/2013/06/13/puppies-dungeons-and-siberia-this-week-s-mobile-roundup.aspx
 
Consumer Electronics Daily News
“Pet Rescue Saga” Game Now Available for Mobile Play
June 14, 2013
http://www.cedailynews.com/2013/06/-pet-rescue-saga-game-now-available-for-mobile-play.html
 
AppleNApps (Article and Video)
E3 2013: ‘N Action Video: Pet Rescue Saga – From Makers Of Candy Crush
By Trevor Sheridan
June 14, 2013
http://applenapps.com/special-event/e3-2013-n-action-video-pet-rescue-saga-from-makers-of-candy-crush.html
 
AppAdvice
King’s Social Gaming Saga Continues On iOS With Block-Blasting Pet Rescue Saga
By Aldrin Calimlim
June 14, 2013
http://appadvice.com/appnn/2013/06/kings-social-gaming-saga-continues-on-ios-with-block-blasting-pet-rescue-saga
 
JayIsGames
Pet Rescue Saga
By John Bardinelli
June 13, 2013
http://jayisgames.com/archives/2013/06/pet_rescue_saga.php
 
AndroidPolice
Mega-Popular Game Pet Rescue Saga Scurries Into The Play Store
By Ryan Whitwam
June 12, 2013
http://www.androidpolice.com/2013/06/12/new-app-mega-popular-game-pet-rescue-saga-scurries-into-the-play-store/
 
Game Vortex
Pet Rescue Saga Goes Mobile
By Robert Perkins
June 14, 2013
http://www.gamevortex.com/gamevortex/news.php/1607
 
San Francisco Chronicle
Hoping for Another Saga
By Benny Evangelista
June 13, 2013
 
USA Today
King.com unleashes ‘Pet Rescue Saga’ onto mobile devices
By Mike Snider
June 13, 2013
http://www.usatoday.com/story/tech/gaming/2013/06/13/kingcom-pet-rescue-saga-mobile/2418019/
 
BusinessWeek
King games hopes for a 2nd big ‘Saga’
June 13, 2013
http://investing.businessweek.com/research/stocks/news/article.asp?docKey=600-201306131555KRTRIB__BUSNEWS_19109_26456-1&params=timestamp%7C%7C06/13/2013%203:55%20PM%20ET%7C%7Cheadline%7C%7CKing%20games%20hopes%20for%20a%202nd%20big%20’Saga’%20%5BSan%20Francisco%20Chronicle%5D%7C%7CdocSource%7C%7CMcClatchy-Tribune%7C%7Cprovider%7C%7CACQUIREMEDIA%7C%7Cbridgesymbol%7C%7CUS;MSFT&ticker=MSFT
 
Mashable
King’s ‘Pet Rescue Saga’ Launches on Mobile
By Emily Price
June 13, 2013
http://mashable.com/2013/06/13/kings-pet-rescue-saga/
 
VentureBeat
Pet Rescue Saga Goes Mobile
By Evan Killham
June 13, 2013
http://venturebeat.com/2013/06/13/pet-rescue-saga-goes-mobile/
 
TheNextWeb
Candy Crush maker King expands its 190M-user gaming kingdom with Pet Rescue Saga for iOS and Android
By Josh Ong
June 13, 2013
http://thenextweb.com/apps/2013/06/13/candy-crush-maker-king-expands-its-190m-user-gaming-kingdom-with-pet-rescue-saga-for-ios-and-android/
 
The Drum
Popular Facebook game Pet Rescue Saga launches on mobile and table
By Angela Haggerty
June 13, 2013
http://www.thedrum.com/news/2013/06/13/popular-facebook-game-pet-rescue-saga-launches-mobile-and-tablet
 
The Guardian
King hopes Pet Rescue Saga will be a Candy Crush Saga-sized mobile hit
By Stuart Dredge
June 13, 2013
http://www.guardian.co.uk/technology/appsblog/2013/jun/13/pet-rescue-saga
 
Pocket-Lint
Pet Rescue Saga unveiled by Candy Crush Saga maker: hands-on preview
By Mike Lowe
June 13, 2013
http://www.pocket-lint.com/news/121669-pet-rescue-saga-unveiled-by-candy-crush-saga-maker-hands-on-preview
 
UberGizmo
Candy Crush Developer Releases Pet Rescue Saga On iOS, Android
By Daniel Perez               
June 13, 2013
http://www.ubergizmo.com/2013/06/candy-crush-developer-releases-pet-rescue-saga-on-ios-android/
 
AndroidGuys
King releases latest highly addictive game in Pet Rescue Saga
By SCOTT WEBSTER
June 13, 2013
http://www.androidguys.com/2013/06/13/king-releases-latest-highly-addictive-game-in-pet-rescue-saga/
 
Android Rundown
Pet Rescue Saga, King’s Newest Addictive Puzzle Game, Launches on Android
By Carter Dotson
June 13, 2013
http://www.androidrundown.com/blog/pet-rescue-saga-kings-game-launches-android/
 
Pulse 2.0
Candy Crush Developer King Launching Pet Rescue Saga Mobile
June 13, 2013
http://pulse2.com/2013/06/13/candy-crush-developer-king-launching-pet-rescue-saga-mobile-87897/

 

IMG_0525If you’re in San Francisco for the Games Developer Conference, you’ve probably seen King’s new branding in the JCDecaux kiosks and have seen the King candy mascots handing out Candy Crush Saga branded candy around the Moscone Center.  You probably have noticed King in the press lately too.

Last October, we threw a party at Bluxome Winery in San Francisco to celebrate the upcoming launch of Candy Crush Saga on mobile.  By November, the game was available on iOS, followed by Android a few days later.  Four months later, Candy Crush Saga is the Top Grossing App on iTunes.  Not only that, it is also the #1 app on Facebook – which means it’s not only the biggest game but it also is more popular than Spotify, Skype, etc.

King dropped the “dot.com” from their name as they are now a multi-platform company, not solely reliant on the web for usage.  Indeed, they now have more than 108 million monthly players on all platforms – desktop and mobile – and 50 million daily players.  With this growth, they are closing the gap on Zynga and people are noticing.

Check this sample of the huge amount of press they received:

Wow, we were excited when we saw FreedomPop in the New York Times this morning, and now we have King featured in a six-minute segment on CNBC this afternoon.  You can watch the coverage here:  How Does Candy Crush Make Money?

CNBC TV segment May 16

I’m a big fan of The Ellen Show as I enjoy her refreshing style and humor, so imagine my delight in seeing her open her show yesterday with a segment featuring her playing King’s smash hit Candy Crush Saga on her iPad.  She showed the audience how to play the game and even presented a leaderboard of her office team’s standing in their Candy Crush scores.  So sweet.

The Ellen Show with CCS June 3 2013

Ellen is already a fan of Candy Crush, but the game became even more endearing when a sweet kid came on her show dressed as a candy – not just any candy, though – a Candy Crush Saga candy.  No trick, all treat!

Ellen CCS