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 LivesE3 Day 2 RecapBy Mary IampietroJune 14, 2013http://unlimitedlivesxm.tumblr.com/ MashableHands-On With Our Favorite Apps From E3By Emily PriceJune 17, 2013http://mashable.com/2013/06/17/apps-e3-hands-on/ ExaminerCandy Crush Saga on Kindle Fire HD? Game on top free apps for Android, AppleBy Matt CoudenJune 17, 2013http://www.examiner.com/article/candy-crush-saga-on-kindle-fire-hd-game-on-top-free-apps-for-android-apple Laptop MagazineHands-on with Pet Rescue Sage: Your Next Mobile AddictionBy Sherri SmithJune 14, 2013http://blog.laptopmag.com/pet-rescue-saga GameInformerPuppies, Dungeons, And Siberia – This Week’s Mobile RoundupBy Matt AkerJune 14, 2013http://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 PlayJune 14, 2013http://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 CrushBy Trevor SheridanJune 14, 2013http://applenapps.com/special-event/e3-2013-n-action-video-pet-rescue-saga-from-makers-of-candy-crush.html AppAdviceKing’s Social Gaming Saga Continues On iOS With Block-Blasting Pet Rescue SagaBy Aldrin CalimlimJune 14, 2013http://appadvice.com/appnn/2013/06/kings-social-gaming-saga-continues-on-ios-with-block-blasting-pet-rescue-saga JayIsGamesPet Rescue SagaBy John BardinelliJune 13, 2013http://jayisgames.com/archives/2013/06/pet_rescue_saga.php AndroidPoliceMega-Popular Game Pet Rescue Saga Scurries Into The Play StoreBy Ryan WhitwamJune 12, 2013http://www.androidpolice.com/2013/06/12/new-app-mega-popular-game-pet-rescue-saga-scurries-into-the-play-store/ Game VortexPet Rescue Saga Goes MobileBy Robert PerkinsJune 14, 2013http://www.gamevortex.com/gamevortex/news.php/1607 San Francisco ChronicleHoping for Another SagaBy Benny EvangelistaJune 13, 2013 USA TodayKing.com unleashes ‘Pet Rescue Saga’ onto mobile devicesBy Mike SniderJune 13, 2013http://www.usatoday.com/story/tech/gaming/2013/06/13/kingcom-pet-rescue-saga-mobile/2418019/ BusinessWeekKing games hopes for a 2nd big ‘Saga’June 13, 2013http://investing.businessweek.com/research/stocks/news/article.asp?docKey=600-201306131555KRTRIB__BUSNEWS_19109_26456-1¶ms=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 MashableKing’s ‘Pet Rescue Saga’ Launches on MobileBy Emily PriceJune 13, 2013http://mashable.com/2013/06/13/kings-pet-rescue-saga/ VentureBeatPet Rescue Saga Goes MobileBy Evan KillhamJune 13, 2013http://venturebeat.com/2013/06/13/pet-rescue-saga-goes-mobile/ TheNextWebCandy Crush maker King expands its 190M-user gaming kingdom with Pet Rescue Saga for iOS and AndroidBy Josh OngJune 13, 2013http://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 DrumPopular Facebook game Pet Rescue Saga launches on mobile and tableBy Angela HaggertyJune 13, 2013http://www.thedrum.com/news/2013/06/13/popular-facebook-game-pet-rescue-saga-launches-mobile-and-tablet The GuardianKing hopes Pet Rescue Saga will be a Candy Crush Saga-sized mobile hit By Stuart DredgeJune 13, 2013 http://www.guardian.co.uk/technology/appsblog/2013/jun/13/pet-rescue-saga Pocket-LintPet Rescue Saga unveiled by Candy Crush Saga maker: hands-on previewBy Mike LoweJune 13, 2013http://www.pocket-lint.com/news/121669-pet-rescue-saga-unveiled-by-candy-crush-saga-maker-hands-on-preview UberGizmoCandy Crush Developer Releases Pet Rescue Saga On iOS, AndroidBy Daniel Perez June 13, 2013http://www.ubergizmo.com/2013/06/candy-crush-developer-releases-pet-rescue-saga-on-ios-android/ AndroidGuysKing releases latest highly addictive game in Pet Rescue SagaBy SCOTT WEBSTERJune 13, 2013http://www.androidguys.com/2013/06/13/king-releases-latest-highly-addictive-game-in-pet-rescue-saga/ Android RundownPet Rescue Saga, King’s Newest Addictive Puzzle Game, Launches on AndroidBy Carter DotsonJune 13, 2013http://www.androidrundown.com/blog/pet-rescue-saga-kings-game-launches-android/ Pulse 2.0Candy Crush Developer King Launching Pet Rescue Saga MobileJune 13, 2013http://pulse2.com/2013/06/13/candy-crush-developer-king-launching-pet-rescue-saga-mobile-87897/
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.
If 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: