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King seeks to grow headcount by 25 per cent

More than 160 new jobs created as Candy Crush dev tries to build on success

King is following up a relatively disappointing first week as a publicly traded company with a major recruitment drive that will boost its headcount by 25 per cent.

KIng is currently listing some 165 open positions across its offices in Europe, North America and Asia, almost half of which are in development, engineering and design. This is part of a drive to produce more games to follow King's tentpole release Candy Crush Saga, which is currently behind Supercell's Clash of Clans in the App Store's top-grossing charts.

King went public last week, floating on the New York Stock Exchange at $22.50 a share. Within a day, that price had fallen by more than 15 per cent, and has stayed between $18 and $20 ever since.

Thanks The Wall Street Journal.

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Leo Wakelin Community & Social Media Manager, Fatshark2 years ago
I wish I had a time machine to see what will happen with King/RG over the next 12/24 months.
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Alfonso Sexto Lead Tester, Ubisoft Germany2 years ago
@Leo
Oh, You have one. Go to the articles search tab in the top page and type "Zynga" on it
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Rick Lopez Illustrator, Graphic Designer 2 years ago
King to me, is another "Zynga"
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Steve Wetz Reviewer/Assistant Editor, Gamer's Glance2 years ago
I assume all the extra people will be used to create a Trademarked Words Action Team.

(Yes it was intentional)
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