King.com, the largest social games maker outside Zynga, has officially thrown their hat in the Android ring. Today sees them introducing their first two Android games, Bubble Witch Saga and Candy Crush Saga.
Like their Facebook counterparts, these two feature synchronized leaderboards, scores, progress, and virtual goods. Both titles are free to download and play and should hook players quite easily.
We expect each of these to do rather well for Android, considering their mechanics and easy-to-learn-hard-to-put-down design. Both saw tremendous success on Facebook with Bubble Witch Saga cracking the top 10.
Download links and press release after the break.
King.com Brings Two Top 10 Facebook Games, Bubble Witch Saga and Candy Crush Saga, to Android
The company announces plans to nearly double its employee base in 2013
San Francisco, CA London, UK – December 6, 2012 – King.com, the leading casual social games company, today announces the launch of Android apps for its two most popular Facebook games, Bubble Witch Saga and Candy Crush Saga, available on Google Play. The release comes shortly after the launch of Candy Crush Saga on iOS, where it reached the number one iPad and iPhone game chart position in all major markets. The game is currently the third most popular Facebook game with over 6 million daily active players (AppData).
“Making Bubble Witch Saga and Candy Crush Saga playable across Facebook, iOS and Android is quite a significant milestone for King.com. We’re fulfilling a promise to our users who want to play their favorite King.com games whenever and wherever they want,” said Riccardo Zacconi, CEO and co-founder of King.com. “King.com is also planning an expansion of its employee base so it can continue to deliver on this promise at a more significant degree. We expect to nearly double the team over the next year.”
As with the games’ iOS versions, the Android versions available on Google Play will allow players to have their leaderboards, scores, progress and virtual goods fully synchronized across Facebook, regardless of where they play. With nearly 4 million daily active users, Bubble Witch Saga is a top 10 game on Facebook (AppData). The game invites players to join a circle of witches who burst a collection of multi-colored bubbles in order to spawn spiders that keep their cauldron bubbling.
Candy Crush Saga is King.com’s match-3 Facebook game that provides several modes for gamers to test their skills against time, limited moves, collecting objects and removing jellies. The new Android versions are fully synced with Facebook so players can continue their progress, unlock new levels and access virtual goods in both the Facebook and mobile versions.
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.midasplayer.apps.bubblewitchhl=en for Bubble Witch Saga and https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.king.candycrushsagahl=en for Candy Crush Saga.
King.com is a worldwide leader in casual social games with over 40 million monthly players and more than 3 billion games played per month globally. King.com offers over 150 exclusive games in 12 languages through its premier destination, King.com (www.king.com), mobile devices (iOS and Android via Google Play), 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. King.com has offices in London, Stockholm, Barcelona, Bucharest, Hamburg, Malta, Malmo and San Francisco. For more information, visit http://about.king.com.
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