SAN FRANCISCO and LONDON, March 29, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- King, the worldwide leader in cross-platform, bite-sized games, is proud to announce that its hit game Candy Crush Saga has been awarded the title of "Best Social Game" by The 9th International Mobile Gaming Awards (IMGA), one of the oldest and most established competitions celebrating games for handheld devices.
"King started its mobile game development just a year ago. Now, we are ecstatic to announce that we have 49 million monthly active players on mobile devices and have been awarded one of the most prestigious accolades the industry has to offer," said Tommy Palm, Games Guru at King. "The team has put a lot of effort into the production of Candy Crush Saga and it's this type of growth and recognition that shows us our hard work has paid off.""This serves as an inspiration for us to continue making our games better and better as we've really just emerged as a cross-platform games company and have many more great mobile and social games ahead of us," added Palm. The announcement comes on the heels of the company disclosing that it is now seeing over 108 million players and 12 billion gameplays a month across its entire network of online, mobile and social games. To learn more about King and its games, please go to http://about.king.com/. For more information on the IMGA awards, go to http://www.imgawards.com/. About King: King is the world leader in cross-platform, bite-sized games, offering 150 exclusive games in 14 languages. The company has grown rapidly to become the second largest developer of games in the world on Facebook and a leader in mobile with over 108 million monthly players generating over 12 billion game plays per month across Facebook, mobile and the website www.king.com. King has offices in London, Stockholm, Barcelona, Bucharest, Hamburg, Malta, Malmo and San Francisco. For more information, visit http://about.king.com. © 2013 King.com Ltd. All rights reserved. The King crown logo, Papa Pear Saga and Farm Heroes Saga are trademarks of King.com Ltd. All other designated trademarks and brands are the property of their respective owners. Media Contacts: Paul BradyConsort Partners firstname.lastname@example.org Tel: +1 646 491 2777 In Europe: Paul DurmanConsort Partners email@example.com Tel: +44 7793 522 824 SOURCE King