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Get Ready for More Candy Crush Saga as CBS Announces New Game

first_img If the Tetris and Emoji movies are any indication, if a game or digital trend is popular enough, somebody is going to try and capitalize even more on it and put it in a medium where it probably doesn’t belong.So prepare yourselves. It was announced Tuesday that CBS has picked up a live action game show version of Candy Crush Saga, the game developed by King that almost everyone on the subway next to you is playing with the sound turned up.In the game show, teams of two people must work together to play the game on giant, interactive game boards in the Candy Crush Arena. It’s a competition that relies on agility, strategy, and capitalizing on a smartphone game.Lionsgate, CBS, and King are working together on the project.“The Candy Crush franchise is a world-renowned property, so when the head of our interactive and games division, Peter Levin, brought this IP to Lionsgate, we instantly knew it would make an incredibly visual, physical and fun TV program,” said Kevin Beggs, Chairman at the Lionsgate Television Group, in a press release.The smartphone game is incredibly popular and has a lot of copycats, including games within King’s own catalog. You match three identical pieces together and it helps to clear the board.“We have a very entrepreneurial culture at Lionsgate, so we look for awesome worldwide IP like Candy Crush and work together across divisions to bring it to fans on every platform possible,” added Peter Levin, President of Interactive Ventures and Games for Lionsgate, and executive producer for the show.There’s no word yet on when the show is supposed to premiere. A host will be announced at a later date. Stay on target Legend of Solgard is King’s First Foray Into the RPG GenreCrushing on King Mobile Games is a Real Thing last_img read more

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