Candy Crush Saga, often also called Candy Crush Jelly, is a puzzle game created by the British Facebook game developing team King.com. It is currently available through the Apple Store, the Google Play Store, and Facebook for free, with the ability to sync between devices and Facebook account.In the game, players complete levels by swapping coloured pieces of candy on a game board to make a match of three or more of the same color, eliminating those candies from the board and replacing them with new ones, which could potentially create further matches. Matches of four or more candies create unique candies that act as power-ups with larger board-clearing abilities.
This is what Candy Crush Saga does to your brain
The premise of Candy Crush is basic enough for a preschooler – just match three candies of the same colour. Initially, the game allows us to win and pass levels with ease, giving a strong sense of satisfaction. These accomplishments are experienced as mini rewards in our brains, releasing the neurochemical dopamine and tapping into the same neuro-circuitry involved in addiction, reinforcing our actions. Despite its reputation as a pleasure chemical, dopamine also plays a crucial role in learning, cementing our behaviours and training us to continue performing them.