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Resolution Games is born, lead by Tommy Palm, former Games Guru at King

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Three years after Fabrication Games (lead by Tommy Palm and Alexander Ekvall, funded and supported by PunktB) was sold to King Digital, Tommy Palm returns with a new startup. Resolution Games, a startup whose works will include virtual reality entertainment. His cofounders include game veterans Martin Vilcans and Carl-Arvid Ewerbring.

Palm took King’s Candy Crush Saga from the Web and, with a handful of people, adapted it for mobile gaming. They created a game that was easy to play and accessible to a large audience. Palm said that the Candy theme was one that was easily understood and could resonate across global cultures.

That was a big deal for King, which was able to go public at a $6 billion valuation on the strength of Candy Crush Saga. This match-3 puzzler generated an estimated $250 million in the Sept. 30 quarter. Candy Crush Saga is still the No. 3 game in the world on the top-grossing charts, behind only Clash of Clans and Game of War: Fire Age. And it is a big reason why King has more than 495 million monthly active players. Candy Crush Saga is one of the few games in the world that has reached nearly everyone with a mobile device, and Palm was King’s public face for the game.

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