What’s Next for the Maker of ‘Candy Crush’?

”Mobile games are this great form of entertainment to help people relax and escape the stress of everyday life,“ King’s game design lead Stephen Jarrett tells TheWrap

The worldwide rise in players downloading mobile games during the pandemic has the maker of popular “Candy Crush” games gearing up to revive “Crash Bandicoot” to create the first runner-style game in hopes the legacy franchise will attract a new audience.

The first “Crash Bandicoot” game launched in 1996 from developer Naughty Dog, which eventually also gained acclaim for “The Last of Us” series. Fans over the last 14 years have become obsessed with the animated bandicoot, leading to 22 “Crash” games and spin-offs to-date on both mobile and console.

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Samson Amore

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