Stephen Colbert Makes Candy Crush Saga "Movie"

Posted by | November 11, 2015 | Mobile, News | No Comments

Last night on the “Late Show,” Stephen Colbert made fun of video game/movie crossover films, and then he showed a little Candy Crush Saga film for the “Late Show” audience—starring in it with movie star Liam Neeson.

The sketch makes fun of the Candy Crush game and its ability to keep people playing, even though at first glance it’s very simple. At one point, Colbert gets too distracted by the game to engage in conversation with Neeson.

Candy Crush Saga is one of the most-downloaded mobile games in history. It’s notable for its ability to keep people engaged and playing the game—sometimes too much.

Candy Crush Saga was included in Windows 10 when it shipped earlier this year.

Activision Blizzard recently bought King Digital Entertainment, the maker of Candy Crush Saga and other popular mobile games. They paid $5.9 billion for the acquisition.

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Linda learned to play video games as a way to connect with her teenaged kids, and then she learned to love video games for their own sake. At Pixelkin she wrangles the business & management side of things, writes posts as often as she can, reaches out on the social media, and does the occasional panel or talk. She lives in Seattle, where she writes, studies, plays video games, spends time with her family, consumes vast quantities of science fiction, and looks after her small cockapoo. She loves to hear from people out there. You can read more about her at her website, Linda Breneman.com or her family foundation's website, ludusproject.org.