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Mobile runner Crash Bandicoot: On the Run surpasses 8 million downloads in 24 hours
Crash Bandicoot: On the Run, a mobile spin-off of the famous platformer series, hit more than 8 million downloads in 24 hours. If you count the game’s early iOS release in, the King-developed title has already generated 11.4 million installs.
“We have no interest in directly profiting from the success of game developers.” Defold creators on engine’s new license and current status
Defold, the game engine from the makers of Candy Crush Saga, doesn’t make news quite as often as, for example, Unreal or Unity. Last May, however, was important for the engine. First, it became open source. Second, it officially separated from King. Björn Ritzl, Defold product owner, explains why and how this happened.
Björn Ritzl, Defold product owner and The Defold Foundation board member
Long live the King: Candy Crush Saga surpassed by Gardenscapes for monthly global consumer spend in April 2020
Since King launched Candy Crush Saga in 2012, it has remained the top match-3 game for monthly global consumer spend. Until now.
In April 2020, Gardenscapes from Playrix has surpassed Candy Crush Saga for monthly global consumer spend across iOS and Android. This is according to PocketGamer.biz, which cites data from App Annie.
Data from another analyst firm, AppMagic, suggests that in April,
Activision Blizzard to collect feedback on advertising from select users
Activision Blizzard will rely on select players to make its marketing strategy more effective. The company has launched a community of users to provide direct feedback though various formats including online surveys. The initiative is called King’s Council.
Oleg Pridiuk on Defold: “It’s a Tool That We Use to Build Games Ourselves”
At the end of the March, King released Defold, an in-house free engine. We’ve asked Oleg Pridiuk, King Evangelist, a few question about Defold – is it really 100% free, what features does it have, and most importantly, why does King even need its own engine?