's Candy Crush Saga Crowned Facebook's Top Game

 's Candy Crush Saga Crowned Facebook's Top Game

  PR Newswire

  SAN FRANCISCO and LONDON, Jan. 17, 2013

- Takes the Number One Game Seat on Facebook and Reaches 5 Billion
Game Plays across All Platforms

SAN FRANCISCO and LONDON, Jan. 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- , the leading
casual social games company, is delighted to announce that the launch of its
most popular games on mobile has accelerated its dramatic growth. has
moved to the top of the charts with its hit Candy Crush Saga taking the title
of the most popular game on Facebook and attracting more than 9.7 million
daily players ( AppData ). The game is listed in the top five grossing iPhone
and iPad apps in 10 of the top markets as measured by AppAnnie . is
also announcing that it has generated over 5 billion monthly game plays across
all platforms.

Additionally, now has three games among Facebook's top 10 game apps (
AppData ). Pet Rescue Saga (with 3.2M daily players) has just joined Candy
Crush Saga and Bubble Witch Saga (3.6M daily players) near the top of the
leaderboard. Bubble Witch Saga, launched in September 2011, has been a
resident of the top 10 through 2012, demonstrating the enduring popularity of
the casual social category. Since Bubble Witch Saga was released on mobile in
July 2012, the number of daily active players on the network has
grown from 10 million to more than 19 million.

"The transition to moving our popular games to mobile and making the
playability both seamless and synchronized across multiple platforms has
generated immediate interest from casual games players. We've seen tremendous
growth across both social and mobile games charts," said Riccardo Zacconi,
co-founder and CEO of "Learning that Candy Crush Saga has become the
most popular game on Facebook is a great start for 2013. We are looking
forward to launching more of our Saga titles onto mobile this year."

"In less than 18 months has become the second largest game developer
on the Facebook Platform with 70 million monthly active users. They also built
what is the most popular game on Facebook right now: Candy Crush Saga, a game
played by almost 10 million people every day, on and on mobile.
Only a few technology companies in the world have reached so many people so
quickly," said Julien Codorniou, head of European gaming partnerships at
Facebook. "With further game launches in the pipeline and continued expansion
of the company, has become the poster child for the fast-growing
European gaming industry."

Launched in April 2012, Candy Crush Saga continues to attract millions of new
players thanks to its popularity on smartphones and tablets. Currently, the
game is played over 55 million times a day across both Android and iOS
(iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch devices) mobile platforms. Candy Crush Saga is a
"match 3" game in which players move sweets in order to make a line of three
or more of the same color. The popularity of the game on Facebook has
translated well into the mobile environment because the game offers deep
synchronization across different platforms, allowing players to progress from
level to level on the device of their choice. At launch on iOS , Candy Crush
Saga became a top free to play game download from the iTunes App Store across
mainstream markets.

About is a worldwide leader in casual social games with
more than 5 billion games played per month globally. offers over 150
exclusive games in 12 languages through its premier destination, ( ), mobile devices (iOS and Android), Google+, and Facebook ,
where it is a top 10 Facebook developer. The company is the exclusive provider
of online games for leading global portals, websites and media companies. has offices in London, Stockholm, Barcelona, Bucharest, Hamburg,
Malta, Malmo and San Francisco. For more information, visit .

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