First Angry Birds got a movie, now another popular and addictive mobile game is crossing over into entertainment. American TV network, CBS Entertainment has announced that it’s working on a Candy Crush game show.
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The new Candy Crush game show is being created and executively produced by Matt Kunitz, the brains behind the popular reality TV series, Fear Factor, and the hilarious obstacle course game show, Wipeout. The Candy Crush game show will feature elements from the popular mobile game created by King Digital, only on a bigger scale.
The Candy Crush game show will see teams of two who will be required to use their wits and physical ability to play the popular game, but on massive interactive game boards, which will apparently feature next-generation technology. The main goal of the Candy Crush game show is to conquer the game and be the team that’s crowned as the Candy Crush game show champions. Matt Kunitz explains that the mobile game was the perfect choice to be adapted into a Candy Crush game show:
The Candy Crush franchise lends itself perfectly to the kind of larger-than-life, physical game shows that I love to produce and CBS is the perfect home for it. As a Candy Crush Saga player myself, I am excited to amp up the action and visuals in our huge Candy Crush game show.
No host nor official debut date has been announced for the Candy Crush game show yet.
CBS Entertainment President, Glenn Geller, explains the choice to create a Candy Crush game show:
We are huge fans of Candy Crush and, like so many others, we know the ‘rush’ of advancing to the next level of the game. We’re excited to work with Lionsgate and King to adapt one of the world’s most popular and entertaining game franchises for television and make it available to its massive, passionate fan base who can watch and play along at home.
Candy Crush is a popular mobile game that has enjoyed global success, so a Candy Crush game show is probably going to be pretty popular too. In fact, Candy Crush is so popular that Activision Blizzard acquired it last year from King Digital for close to $6 billion!
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