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“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

Björn,

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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,