Tapping in to publishing
Puzzler Media to launch monthly magazine for King Digital Entertainment’s Candy Crush franchise
Fans of global hit game Candy Crush can now take the fun off-screen and apply their skills to the page in a brand new magazine, Candy Crush Puzzles, which launches next week.
Candy Crush lovers will enjoy completing the irresistible puzzles, involving many of the iconic characters, as the reader is taken on an adventure through the vibrant Candy Kingdom, scoring points for the puzzles they solve along the way. No knowledge of Candy Crush is required, however, so everyone can engage with the characters and relish the triumph of completing the puzzles.
Produced by the UK company Puzzler Media, in conjunction withCandy Crush maker King, the creator of the Candy Crush franchise, the new magazine replicates the fun of the game by combining authentic images and striking colours with all new puzzle challenges.
“We know the millions of Candy Crush fans across the globe love puzzles so we’ve used the best brains in the business to create some unique, never-seen-before puzzles exclusively for this magazine,” said Neil Flockhart, Managing Director at Puzzler Media
King’s Licensing Director, Claes Kalborg, said the partnership “perhaps bucks a trend for technology to be reversed this way”, but added that “it makes a lot of sense for these two worlds to come together”.
Talking about teaming up with the creators of the The Candy Crush games Puzzler’s Sales & Marketing Director, Lynda Newland said: “King want to secure the best-in-class licensing partnerships and it’s a tremendous honour that they have entrusted us to deliver a complementary product to be proud of. We have an army of puzzle enthusiasts who are committed to pen and paper and we’re confident that we’ve captured the fun challenges of the wondrous Candy Kingdom.”
The magazine contains a huge variety of easily understandable puzzle types including visual favourites such as spot the difference and mazes, all set in the Candy Kingdom.
Candy Crush Puzzles is a 64-page, monthly magazine.