The creators of Candy Crush are now richer than the creators of Grand Theft Auto

Every year, the British newspaper The Sunday Times publishes a rich list that allows you to vent some seething envy at the 1%. This year it took a look at some of the richest folks in the gaming industry and revealed some pretty interesting facts.

The Sunday Times rich list only counts the top 1000 wealthiest Britain’s and when it comes to the video game industry, you may be surprised to learn that despite putting out amazing game after amazing game, the creators of Grand Theft Auto ranked at 947 on the rich list with a mere £90 million.

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The Free-to-Play format is the future of games says Candy Crush creator

Candy Crush is played by millions of people around the world and yet the game has often been criticized for its microtransactions which many claim make it a not so free to play game.

In an interview with IGN, King Games Guru (that’s the actual job title) Tommy Palm explained that he believes the free-to-play is a good one and that more developers should explore it. He said: “The micro-transaction is so strong and it’s definitely a much better model. I think all companies have to transition over to that. If you talk to many hardcore gamers, they’re not happy about it right now, but if you asked them about the long term, “Do you want to continue playing your favourite game for years to come?’ And the answer will be yes.”

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