If you are not able to keep your hands of that ‘delicious episode’ in your Candy Crush Saga game or focus on your work consistently, well, blame your addictions that have been substantially inflated with King. The story of a small gaming company making high graphic games for Facebook is now one of the top companies of the world. King now invests millions into research and development, getting the billion population addicted across the globe. The gaming company now practically rules every Android, Windows and iPhone with their games leading the charts with more than billion downloads. All this had become possible with a common insight of the company’s young founders into growing stress levels in the world and the ‘need to crush that candy or eat away all the chocolate’.
Playing a game made by King now practically charms people of all ages. Getting here was not at all easy. Before King happened, the two founders Melvyn Morris and Riccardo Zacconi tried their hand at many other ventures. Their first website was called uDate.com that was made with another partner Toby Rowland. This site was sold for a whopping $150 million dollars in 2003. King was founded later, crash landing and going bankrupt in the same year. The company had to raise a total of $43 million after selling a large stake to others such as Apex and Index ventures.
King slowly started bouncing back from 2012, with a realigned strategy. Their world famous game Candy Crush Saga, derived commendable attention with about 30 million unique users. The number rocketed to 408 million by the end of 2013. Soon, the company saw a steep rise in sales, seeing a significant revenue of $1.88 billion in 2013. The sales continue to grow, with their impeccable strategy of letting people play the games for free, with a calculation made within the game every time a user wanted to buy something.