The Next Candy Crush Saga? King to release Papa Pear Saga for mobile

King proved it could effectively bring a Facebook game to mobile with its wildly successful Candy Crush Saga. Now another Saga from King is making the leap to a smart phone near you! Papa Pear Saga aims to repeat Candy Crush’s success and its coming out for Android and iOS devices this fall.

Papa Pear Saga debuted on Facebook, and it now boasts over 4 million daily players. Perhaps in an effort to combat childhood obesity, Papa Pear Saga opts for healthy fruit instead of candy. The gameplay is somewhat similar to PopCap’s Peggle. You drop your Papa Pear from the top and he bounces his way down the screen happily colliding with acorns, fruit, destructible boundaries made of carrots, and whole host of obstacles, power ups, and the like. Eventually you’ll complete the level by getting Papa Pear into each of the buckets, who beckon you from the bottom of the screen.

The mobile version will launch with 120 levels and it will be fully integrated with Facebook, allowing players to switch back and forth between platforms. Check out the press release below for more information!

San Francisco, CA & London, England – August 15, 2013 – 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.

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

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:

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 The company has offices in Barcelona, Bucharest, London, Malta, Malmo, San Francisco and Stockholm. For more information, visit

[Via: King]

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