The popular puzzle game that is currently played on mobile devices will have a version that will be played on TV. CBS will broadcast the live-action Candy TV game that will be produced by Lionsgate TV and game maker King and it will be “an incredibly visual, physical, and fun TV program.”
Back in 2012, King was releasing a free-to-play mobile match-three puzzle video game called Candy Crush Saga. At first, it was played on Facebook, then later were released versions for iOS, Android, Windows Phone, and finally, for Windows 10. The game has become very popular in short time, being played by millions of people of all ages, who spent hours swapping colored pieces of candy to obtain a of three or more of the same color, so they can be eliminated from the board. Their place was taken by other candies, which could create other matches and eventually, players were able to complete levels, but at some point, they remained without moves or time.
Last year, King was bought by Activision for $5.9 billion and the new owner teamed up with Lionsgate to produce the series for TV. The live-action game will appear on CBS, and according to its description, “In the series, the game that has become a worldwide phenomenon comes to life as teams of two people use their wits and physical agility to compete on enormous, interactive game boards featuring next generation technology to conquer CANDY CRUSH and be crowned the champions.”
It isn’t known when the show will debut on TV, but this isn’t the first time when a video game will be transformed into a TV game. 15 years ago there were aired six episodes of “You Don’t Know Jack” (based on the Jellyvision series) on ABC, and Paul “Pee-Wee Herman” Reubens hosted the general knowledge trivia game.
CBS already has in its weekday daytime schedule shows such as “The Price Is Right” and “Let’s Make a Deal”, but it hasn’t chosen a name for the upcoming Candy Crash live-action game.
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