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Meet the Kingsters - Meet Candycrushinator, Senior Game Designer on Candy Crush Friends Saga!

QueenMiaQueenMia Posts: 5,871 Community Manager
edited July 30 in Meet the Kingsters
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Hello Community Crew!

The Community is a great place to get to know each other, but what about knowing the people behind the magic of the Kingdom?

We thought it would be a great idea to share some of the personalities from behind the scenes and meet fantastic Kingsters!  

These are the minds that create all this delicious universe: From Game Artists, Level Designers, Content Specialists, Game Producers and Customer Support Agents - all of them are included, so come and meet the team.

This week, we sat down with @CandyCrushinator, our talented Game Designer for Candy Crush Friends and here is what we got to know! Please come and say hi!

"Hello Everyone Iโ€™m a Senior Game Designer on Candy Crush Friends Saga!  

Itโ€™s my job to ensure that you all have fun playing the game.  The designer is the advocate of the player, if Iโ€™m doing my job right then youโ€™re having fun.  So basically itโ€™s the best job that you can have ๐Ÿ˜Š โ€ฆperhaps Iโ€™m biased thoughโ€ฆ  I have worked on a bunch of features that you may have seen including the Yeti Santa, Nutcracker King of Hearts, Olivia and Bubblegum Troll events.  I also work on our โ€œcollectionโ€ team trying to make sure that your candy surprises and everything related to them are as sweet as possible".


  • Tell us 3 funny things about yourself
. I was the voice actor for a 15 year old cartoon pilot of a mechanical lion when I was 28 years old

. Iโ€™m an extrovert in a studio and country full of introverts but Iโ€™m going to slowly convert them all to my hyperactive ways

. When I was 5 years old I liked to climb a lotโ€ฆbut I wasnโ€™t so good at climbing down, so I would jump.  I went to the ER 4 times in 4 weeks that summer.  When my mom went in a few days after I was in there for the 4th time to get something that we had accidentally left there.  All of the nurses said hi and asked how I was doingโ€ฆ

  • If you were a King game, which one would you be? If I was a game at King game I would be Candy Crush Friends Saga of course because Iโ€™m sweeter than ever!
  • If you were a candy? I would be a chocolate covered pretzel.  The perfect combination of sweet and salty
  • If you were a game character? I would be Oliviaโ€ฆwith far fewer tentacles.  Iโ€™m always trying to help people that are in a jam.
  • If you were a video game? I would be "Octodad 2: Dadliest Catch" because deep down Iโ€™m an octopus trying to be a father.
  • What's your favourite food? My favorite food is Chicago Style Deep Dish Pizza.

  • Is there something that you would like to tell our players?

We work hard to make the game as fun as possible and while we do read the forums we canโ€™t always act on feedback right away because thereโ€™s so much to do.  So keep calm and candy on!

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Well, thanks for the great time, @CandyCrushinator, now you'll have to tell us what's a Chicago Style Deep Dish Pizza exactly! 

Now, is there something that YOU would like to tell @CandyCrushinator?
Comment below if you do๐Ÿ‘‡๐Ÿค—

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  • ElsaElsa Posts: 20,960 Superstar
    Hi @CandyCrushinator it's great learning more about you.  I think what you are doing for the players in the community is fantastic.  I sure hope that they appreciate you dropping in to respond to them.  I look forward to seeing your messages!  Whose idea was it to make the Bubblegum Troll blow bubbles from his backside?  =)
  • firebombmarkusfirebombmarkus Posts: 8,749 Superstar
    Hello from one more introvert ๐Ÿ™ˆ @CandyCrushinator It's great to see you here again and read more about you ๐Ÿ˜Š I will use this opportunity to thank you for all your effort during the BGT event and @QueenMia's absence. It was great to see you interacting with players! Enjoy your weekend ๐Ÿค—

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  • melhencemelhence Posts: 101 ✭✭✭
    Hi...loving Candy Friends :)...just really really looking forward to the feature of typing in the number of the level one wants to play :)

  • Crimson_DawnCrimson_Dawn Posts: 1,956 Superstar
    @CandyCrushinator, I don't play CC Friends yet, but I love these interviews! Trust me, I know a thing or two about the ER. Once, I broke both arms at once. You sound about as accident prone as I am!๐Ÿ˜…

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  • bearwithmebearwithme Posts: 3,826 Superstar
    Hello @CandyCrushinator - I loved finding out more about you.  I have seen you out and about in the community.  Sounds like your childhood was a bit similar to my husbands - they would greet his Mom by name whenever they showed up to the ER.  Thankfully you both survived your adventure filled childhoods and are around today. 

    I love Candy Crush Friends and Olivia is one of my favorite characters.  I love to have her help free her fellow Octopi (not sure if that is the correct word for multiple octopus ๐Ÿ˜†).  Keep those fun events coming - they are awesome - many thanks! ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿค—๐Ÿ’•

    Next time I'm in the Windy City I will definitely check that place out!

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  • Sukanta_BiswasSukanta_Biswas Posts: 9,229 Superstar
    edited July 19
    Hello @CandyCrushinator
    Nice Graphics, Animations, Funny Character's, Music & Beautiful Game Map ๐Ÿ’– Each of them has encouraged our gameplay, Sometimes by keeping the game closed, We enjoyed the fun of characters.๐Ÿ˜Š

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  • marscrushinitmarscrushinit Posts: 2,536 Legend
    Thank you so much for sharing with us @CandyCrushinator ! It's nice to learn about the people behind the game . I have seen you here in the community  and think it's great that the kingsters  are involved in the community.  Thanks again for the great interview ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

    Keep crushing it ๐Ÿญ
  • mysticalmystymysticalmysty Posts: 13,119 Superstar
    Hi @CandyCrushinator good to finally know more about you. We canโ€™t thank you enough for all the magic that you create on our games. Have a lovely weekend ๐Ÿ๐Ÿฅฐ

  • AshrafAshraf Posts: 3,637 Legend
    Thank you @CandyCrushinator (nice name by the way๐Ÿ˜‰) ... thank you for your work as a designer .. I am working as interior designer so I know it is not just fun... It is a hard work too...

    I love this outfit so much and I hope to have it .. nice work in the design ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ˜Š
    (For some reason I can't make a picture on posts now ๐Ÿ˜‚)
    This is the outfit I am talking about

    Olivia design is fun too .. I once played with her .. and my little kids loved her dancing so much ๐Ÿ˜†
    (I don't know how... but she is not in my scrapbook๐Ÿ˜‚!!!)

    Nice funny moments you talked about .. I wish they make a video about the Candy Crush Friends Saga designers... and you all talk about the designs and about yourselves too .. It will be cool to see that โ˜บ๐ŸŒท


  • ElsaElsa Posts: 20,960 Superstar
    edited July 20
    @CandyCrushinator how large is your entire team in the studio?  I didn't realize that you guys have separate animators, totally separate from the graphic artists.  So how does this work?  Is it one group of graphic artists that do the backgrounds on the board.  Another group that does the new outfits for the friends?  Another to do the animations?  Another group to do the fun events.  How many separate groups make up the one large group?
  • RegalRenzRegalRenz Posts: 6,151 Superstar
    Thanks for taking the time to share with us @CandyCrushinator and thanks for being so interactive in the community. You were the first Kingster I saw who was in the threads often helping out and just interacting with players. I for one definitely appreciated it. 

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