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King Prepares to Bounce Papa Pear Saga onto Mobile Early this Fall

August 15, 2013

King’s portfolio exceeds 1 billion game plays a day across all platforms

SAN FRANCISCO & LONDON, Aug. 15, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — King, the world’s leading cross-platform, bite-sized games company, today announces it will release its hugely popular Facebook game Papa Pear Saga on mobile early this fall. The physics-based puzzle game, which has over 4 million daily players on Facebook (AppData 07/08/13), will soon be available on iOS (iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch) and on Google Play for Android devices.

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News of this latest mobile release comes as King announces it has exceeded 1 billion daily game plays across its portfolio of gaming titles on mobile, Facebook and King.com.

Papa Pear Saga will launch on mobile with over 120 levels, providing a seamless game play experience across mobile and Facebook. Players will be able to enjoy the game anywhere, anytime – ensuring their leaderboards, scores and progress are synchronised regardless of device.

“Papa Pear Saga is different to any of our other games. It still possesses that core King puzzle quality, but it will be our first mobile Saga game to have a physics element which we think will translate very well to mobile and tablet game play,” said Riccardo Zacconi, CEO and co-founder of King. “It’s also astonishing to see game plays grow to over 1 billion a day. This is a tenfold increase since our first Saga game launch on mobile this time last year.”

Papa Pear Saga is based on an endearingly wacky, colourful fantasy world. Players shoot Papa Pear out of a cannon at the top of the screen. They need to make each shot count so that Papa Pear hits the target objects (such as acorns and carrots) and then lands in the right bucket at the bottom of the screens. To play Papa Pear Saga now on Facebook in preparation for the launch on mobile, please visit: https://apps.facebook.com/papapear/.

About King:

King is the world leader in cross-platform, bite-sized games, with more than 1 billion gameplays per day globally. King offers 150 exclusive games in 14 languages through mobile, Facebook and the website www.king.com. The company has offices in Barcelona, Bucharest, London, Malta, Malmo, San Francisco and Stockholm. For more information, visit http://about.king.com.

© 2013 King.com Ltd. All rights reserved. Papa Pear Saga and Candy Crush Saga are trademarks of King.com Ltd. All other designated trademarks and brands are the property of their respective owners.

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