King’s Pet Rescue Saga is the company’s latest puzzle game to take off with phenomenal growth, as the iOS version of the game has skyrocketed to #3 on the Top Free Apps chart, according to our app tracking service AppData.
First released on iOS on June 12, Pet Rescue Saga had fallen as low as 106 on the top free apps chart on iTunes, as of July 23. The game then began skyrocketing towards its current position. We’ve reached out to King for more details regarding the trigger for the game’s sudden growth, and will update this space when we learn more.
Pet Rescue Saga was first released on Facebook in Fall 2012. The game asks players to click on groups of two or more matching tiles to lower pets to the bottom of the game board, where they are collected and points are earned.
Speaking with Inside Social Games, King’s CMO Alex Dale commented on the game’s growth: “Pet Rescue Saga launched on mobile just over a month ago and continues to grow. We feel much of this growth is due to it being a great “snackable” or “bite-sized” game – ideal for when you are commuting, waiting in line or simply taking a break. Also, given Pet Rescue Saga is available across multiple platforms, users can play from their desktops, laptops, mobile phones, tablets whenever and wherever they want.”
Pet Rescue Saga is currently the #4 game on Facebook with 27 million monthly active players. Those players receive a prompt to download the iOS version of the game whenever they play on Facebook. In doing so, they can take their progress with them on the go, and will also receive three free Block Buster power-ups for linking their accounts.