Candy Crush's popularity in Taiwan surprises maker
CNATAIPEI -- The man behind popular game Candy Crush Saga said Monday he is surprised by — and excited about — the game's popularity in Taiwan.
September 17, 2013, 12:08 am TWN
Speaking at the Taipei International Digital Content Summit and Fair (Digital Taipei), Tommy Palm, dubbed the “Games Guru” at the social games company King, said that some 3 million people in Taiwan play the puzzle game, which first launched as a Facebook app before being ported to mobile phones in late 2012.
He said he was excited when he saw people playing his game as he arrived in Taiwan, fulfilling a longtime dream that he would one day happen across people playing a game that he had developed.
In keeping with Digital Taipei's theme of exchanges within the industry, Palm shared his design philosophy. Games are a social channel for sharing and discussion, he said, and the simplicity of Candy Crush is what makes it so easy for people to share with one another.