Singapore start-up Mighty Bear makes mighty leap into mobile gaming

Singapore start-up Mighty Bear Games, founded by former employees of the maker of the Candy Crush games, has big app ambitions of its own. Its creation, Mighty Pets and Puzzles, is now available on Google Play Store in Singapore and Poland.
Mighty Bear's co-founder and chief executive officer Simon Davis used to work at the Singapore office of the United States-based studio behind hit mobile game Candy Crush.
Mighty Bear's co-founder and chief executive officer Simon Davis used to work at the Singapore office of the United States-based studio behind hit mobile game Candy Crush.ST PHOTO: GIN TAY

Mighty Bear, a local start-up founded by Candy Crush studio alumni, hopes its new mobile game will bear fruit

A Singapore start-up, founded by four former employees of the United States-based studio behind hit mobile game Candy Crush, is looking at carving out a space for itself in the lucrative mobile gaming market.

Fresh from receiving US$2.5 million (S$3.4 million) in seed funding from global investors last year, the two-year-old games studio Mighty Bear is working on a new game that blends role-playing elements with Candy Crush's tried-and-tested Match-3 format.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on April 24, 2019, with the headline 'Mighty leap into mobile gaming'. Print Edition | Subscribe