If you haven’t been noticing as of late, Farm Heroes is so hot right now. From the always refreshing updates to the celebrity packed pop-up events, King’s second child has quietly emerged as the favorite to take over the mobile game crown.
But how could that be? Could a mobile game that’s only been out since January usurp the throne from app tyrant and big brother, Candy Crush Saga? Well, according to the King themselves, it definitely looks that way.
In an interview with mobile.ent.biz, King mastermind Tommy Palm explained the differences between Farm Heroes Saga and Candy Crush Saga:
“Both have a significantly different look and feel, but also differ in the strategy of the game.
“In Farm Heroes Saga for example, the boost features regenerate helping players get past harder levels. You also have different strategies in making matches next to the items you want to collect.”
To go along with that sentiment, Palm stated the he believes that a new champion could emerge from the King thanks the pace of Farm Heroes’ growth:
“We are working very actively on new levels. It is already a significantly much larger game that Candy Crush was when it was two or three months old.
“We have been really happy to see that so many people are playing this game. It is just a great way to relax and take some time off of a busy day.”
When you think about it, this comes as no surprise. Sure, Candy Crush Saga remains at the top of most charts and people’s hearts. But how long could that possibly last for when you consider the collective attention span on the the world?
Candy Crush Saga has been out on since April 2012 on Facebook and everything else since November/December 2012. It’s actually quite remarkable that it’s stayed this relevant for so long when you factor in the shelf life of such games. Yet, all good things burn out and King is well aware of that. The gaming tyrant currently caters to over 340 million players, which means they will need to keep things constantly fresh to appease their loyal but varying kingdom.
With their new found power, King has been able to market and develop Farm Heroes Saga in a way that Candy Crush Saga never could be in the early stages of its birth. Now, with their recent IPO, don’t be surprised if the company makes an even stronger push for their family of cropsies and farm animals.
Tell us what you think. Is Farm Heroes Saga bound to surpass the success of Candy Crush Saga?