Candy Crush Jelly Saga is the third installment of the famous franchise and it was created by King, which will be acquired by Activision Blizzard for $5.9 billion. Candy Cash Saga was released four years ago and it’s one of the most played games on iOS, holding the number four spot in the top-grossing games category, while the Candy Crush Soda Saga game, which arrived two years ago, occupies the seventh place in the same category. Let’s see how Candy Crush Jelly Saga will do.
Tjodolf Sommestad, Candy Crush senior vice president at King, talked to GamesBeat about the new game, admitting that the company is aware that the players have high expectations from it and that they don’t want to disappoint their loyal fans. Among others, he said that the players love the original game and that the “existing players are comfortable with the core game mechanics, so [we] don’t have to spend as much time testing the core elements. We can then spend more time looking at the new things we can add to the game that we think our players will enjoy.”
In Candy Crush Jelly Saga, the players will be Jenny, an “adventurous yeti girl” who is travelling across the Candy Kingdom with the hope that she will find her Uncle Yeti. She will struggle to pass the 120 levels and the players will choose between the Jelly Mode or Boss Mode, which have been included in Candy Crush Jelly Saga.
In Boss Mode, the players are fighting against the Jelly Queen and her minions, while in the other mode, the players will finish levels by synchronizing the sequences of jellies and candles. Sommestad added that “We start by listening to our players and looking at what they have enjoyed most in previous titles,” and “We then make sure we add those elements and core mechanics to each new franchise title. It helps to have some of those familiar elements that we know players love — for instance, the way you can match to make special candies that help you in the game.”
King has released in the past many games for mobile devices, such as Alpha Betty Saga, Bubble Witch 2 Saga, Diamond Digger Saga, Farm Heroes Saga, Papa Pear Saga, Pet Rescue Saga, Pepper Panic Saga and Scrubby Dubby Saga.