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King Overview

London, England (UK)
1001 to 5000 employees
2003
Subsidiary or Business Segment
Video Games
Unknown / Non-Applicable
King is a leading interactive entertainment company for the mobile world, with people all around the world playing one or more of our games. We have developed more than 200 fun titles, and offer games that are enjoyed all around the world. Our franchises include Candy Crush ... Read more

Mission: Our mission is to provide highly engaging games to our audience to match their mobile lifestyles: our engineering and design teams have built a world-class technology platform that lets millions play anywhere, anytime, from any device, and provides social interactions between ... Read more

King – Why Work For Us?



At King, we believe that great games are developed by working in small, autonomous creative teams that control the whole process – from idea to amazing game. Although we have short lead times for our games we set our own agenda. Our close connection with and instant feedback from the player community, enables us to deliver truly magical moments.



We value your free time and your need to refuel, relax and find inspiration – by playing games with your colleagues, being at home with your family or going to the gym or out for a run. That's how we stay creative. That’s why we call ourselves developers of magic and knights of creativity.


Diversity is important. The brilliant experience we give our players comes from the diversity and experience of our people. A great saga needs all sorts of heroes. That’s why we hire all sorts of talent.  


What we believe. How we act.

Our values are very important to us. They sum up who we are, how we like to do things and what makes us special. Everyone who works here shares these values. Do you?


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King is a leading interactive entertainment company for the mobile world, with people all around the world playing one or more of our games.

Our hits include Candy Crush Saga, Farm Heroes Saga, Papa Pear Saga, Pet Rescue Saga, Pepper Panic Saga, Bubble Witch Saga, among many more.

We have millions of users across our growing gaming network on web and mobile platforms.

At King, we design games with a broad appeal, which are easy to learn and challenging to master, allowing people to play for a moment, then move on with their day and pick up their game later. This is what we call casual games. For us, this is encapsulated in the idea of bitesize entertainment.

Our games are synchronized across platforms, allowing players to switch seamlessly between devices and platforms and continue their game wherever they left off, so they can play anywhere, anytime and on any device.

We make our games available for free, while players can purchase virtual items priced relative to the entertainment value they provide. We embed social features in our games that enhance the player experience. We also have a unique and passionate company culture predicated on collaboration, humility and respect. We believe all of these elements in combination have made our games a great part of our players’ daily entertainment.

King has game studios in Stockholm, Bucharest, Malmö, London, Barcelona, Berlin and Singapore along with offices in San Francisco, Malta, Seoul, Tokyo and Shanghai.

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We have recently been awarded as one of the best employers in several different employer reports and awards. Like the one from Universum who awarded us as the best employer of Sweden 2013! But enough about that. We think rankings are fine and dandy, however it's our employees that are always at the heart of our Kingdom. They are the ones who continuously create worldwide hits and we owe everything to them. They are the developers of magic and knights of creativity. Take a look at our spotlights and reviews to see what our employees thinks about working here. 


Employee Spotlights:

undefined Isabelle Gouwy: Game Programmer 

I relocated to Stockholm to work here at King and I couldn’t be more happy about this decision.
Working with such passionate and talented people is really rewarding, and I’m having lots of fun contributing into making these games.


undefinedFredrik Elmegren: Game Developer

Working with inspirational and fun people, being able to share and implement my ideas and feeling my contributions makes a difference is great. The fact that I get to do this in the creative environment that is King where trying, testing, failing, starting again and learning is all encouraged just makes it all even better!


undefinedDaniel Wrobleski: Technical Director

We heard you are the first person employed via King Challenge! "Yes that is correct. I scored 95% in the Java-section, and then King contacted me! Everything went really smoothly. I did try the marketing section too, but with less success. 

I discovered King Challenge when reading about the company on the King website. I had gained an interest in King after reading several articles in the press about the company and how they work. Also being the Best Employer in Sweden drew some attention.” 


King has game studios in Stockholm, Bucharest, Malmö, London, Barcelona, Berlin and Singapore along with offices in San Francisco, Malta, Seoul, Tokyo and Shanghai.

Where do you want to play?


Studio Locations:

Malmö 

The Malmö studio opened in 2012 and is the home to our hit Pet Rescue Saga. Located opposite the Central Station at Bruksgatan 1, just around the corner of Stortorget, our office is smack in the middle of Malmö’s central and historical area. Our studio offers a great as well as creative space and comes with a divine terrace with outdoor projector and BBQ’s – perfect for the summer! Apart from joining in on Sausage Tuesdays you’ll find Sweden’s best falafel here in Malmö. Here you’ll also be able to find everything from awesome seascapes to underground art galleries and large stadium concerts by international stars, within walking distance. And because Malmö is only 20 minutes away from Copenhagen, you can go and visit The Little Mermaid any time you like.

Barcelona

The first Barcelona studio opened in 2012 and is the home of our hit Papa Pear Saga. Nowadays we house two game studios as well as King Global Services Centre and are still growing. Located centrally in sunny and friendly Barcelona suburb Les Corts, the studio enjoys an amazing terrace and walking distances to fancy Pedrables and the Royal Palace as well as to FC Barcelona’s home stadium Camp Nou. Don’t miss out on the Monday breakfasts as well as Thursday and Fridays Studio Updates or Friday Beer & Popcorn.

Berlin 

The Berlin studio opened in 2014 in the entertaining and central borough of Berlin Mitte. The area provide a great historical backdrop with famous sites like Brandenburger Tor and Unter den Linden as well as the beautiful Tiergarten park and only a short walk to infamous suburb Kreuzberg with it’s vintage markets, bars and nightclubs.

Bucharest 

The Bucharest studio opened in 2011 and is the home of our hit and first social game to be synced on both Facebook and mobile, Bubble Witch Saga. Bucharest, famous for its cold winters and hot summers, is the centre of Romanian media, arts and culture as well as a city that provides a stunning architecture, blending neo-classical, Bauhaus and Art Deco and communist-era as well as modern buildings. You’ll reach the Tineretului and Văcărești Park as well as the tourist spots and nightlife in the old town in no time. Don’t forget to join in on the regular Studio Updates on Thursdays!

London 

The London studio opened in 2012 and is the home of our hit Farm Heroes Saga & Pepper Panic Saga. It is also our headquarter, where the majority of our management team is based. It’s located in the vibrant Covent Garden area, in a modern top floor space with 360 degrees view of London. You’ll find the world’s cuisine or local pub grub just around the corner, are close enough for a lunch run in Regent’s Park or a short walk down to Piccadilly Circus. We regularly hold Gather & Grow Lunches – so if you want to learn new skills then you should join in!

Stockholm 

The Stockholm studio is our first studio, which we started in 2003, and is the home to our hit Candy Crush Saga. These days we have three offices at various locations, with our biggest one being in Vasastan – famous for its good restaurants, hip bars and interesting small boutiques. Every Monday, Wednesday and Friday you can learn new skills while having your morning coffee during our breakfast presentation. You will also be able to enjoy our studio rotating bi-weekly Friday Beer.

Singapore

Our newest studio, Nonstop Games for more information see: www.nonstop-games.com


Our other locations:

  • Tokyo
  • San Francisco 
  • Seoul
  • Malta
  • Shanghai


Student opportunities

Did you know that we have a special website, where you can read all about our student roles and programmes. Visit: www.campus.king.com


Why not take a look to see if we have a role for you in one of our locations? 

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    Pros

    - Leadership has really paved the way for innovation on our next wave of titles. We have a lot of leeway to be creative and try things to create the next big thing for mobile.
    - Lunches and snacks are plentiful and the office location in Downtown Seattle is central and near a bunch of great stuff.
    - Leadership in the studio has given the game teams a lot of autonomy to build the games and features that they want.
    - We probably have the best culture and teamwork at the studio that we have had in years.

    Cons

    - Communication with central King Leadership is sometimes slow, which can hamper our ability to get stuff done quickly.

    Advice to Management

    - Keep giving teams space to be creative!
    - Keep a consistent Prototype process going so ideas don't go stale

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