Candy Crush Saga addiction grows among students

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Catherine Braman

Senior Connor Allen plays Candy Crush Saga on his phone. “It is really fun and addicting," he said.

There might not be Snickers, Laffy Taffy, or Tootsie Pops in the game Candy Crush Saga, but that does not matter to the estimated 100 million users. This app, first released in April 2012, is the most popular app on Facebook. And, it is free.

Also available for the iPhone and Android, Candy Crush Saga (CCS) is a variation of match-three games.  Each level has a board filled with different colored candies. The object of the game is for the player to move candies horizontally or vertically into different positions to create three candies of the same color in a row. Players can advance through 500 levels of the game.

An avid Candy Crush player, senior Connor Allen plays it when he is bored. “It is really fun and addicting.” For those familiar with the game Bejeweled, Allen said there are a lot of similarities with Candy Crush Saga. Allen enjoys playing the game because it is not too difficult. “[The game developers] release more and more levels that are not too challenging. Because of that, I don’t get frustrated playing the game.”

Candy Crush Saga looks to continue to grow in popularity.