Cross-platform social gaming company King is extending its mobile blockbuster Candy Crush Saga to Kakao Talk, the free South Korean mobile messaging application in use by more than 110 million subscribers.
King.com's Candy Crush Saga outpaced all other mobile games in Apple's App Store during May 2013, generating more downloads and revenues than any other title, according to mobile analytics firm App Annie's latest Index for Games.
Midasplayer International Holding Co., a.k.a. King.com--the publisher behind mobile and online games including the blockbuster Candy Crush Saga--has hired banks to explore a U.S. initial public offering, sources familiar with the move told The Wall Street Journal.
Sweden's King.com is a social gaming site--one of the biggest in the world they claim--with more than 60 million registered users. It's partnership with Facebook has driven its requirements for data management to the point that it needed to redraw its data architecture, or the world might never find closure with the Bubble Witch Saga.