Hello again and welcome to my second article that tries to cover a top of games, this time mobile Android related that people still enjoy playing nowadays in 2016 even though their release date is long back.
We begin this editorial journey by first looking at the top titles as they appear listed inside the Google Play vs their release date and the first that pops up is:
Candy Crush Saga:
This kind of simple match type puzzle game called Candy Crush that everybody got so crazy about could be a considered by now a “living classic” when it comes to mobile games, if I’m allowed to say so. So the question that comes out naturally is : what is the secret behind it’s viral success.
Well my personal answer when it comes to answer this kind of question is that actually, there are several factors involved and not just a single one. Here are some of these factors as I see it:
- When it comes to visual experience the game graphics use perfectly vivid and glossy colors both for the backgrounds and also for the actual “candies”. The game looks so good that you can almost feel it’s taste. This kind of real experience feeling is taken even further by the sounds that you hear while playing. All those “pops” and “dropping” and “sliding” and other type of sounds are in a perfect harmony with the visual effects. So by now 3 of your senses are somehow stimulated by this game.
- Second factor relates to the social experience that Candy Crush Saga developers managed to exploit by make the game “Facebook” extra-friendly. This feature really scored high for this one as Facebook can be considered guilty for the viral spread.
- Third factor is closely tied to the clever monetization system that this game makes use of, as one is able to receive extra lives every half an hour, or borrow some from Facebook friends or choose the option to spend money by paying for it.
Have fun popping those Candies !