Makers of the mobile game app Candy Crush Saga, the most downloaded app on iTunes, have done it again with their newest creation, "Bubble Witch 2 Saga." We had the opportunity to experience the game before officially downloading it at a special beauty event hosted by The Beauty Bean's Alexis Wolfer on Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2014 evening at the Gansevoort Hotel on Park Avenue. It was just what the doctor ordered for a Tuesday. We enjoyed great cocktails that got the job done after getting our manicures and makeovers.
The party featured a special guest appearance by my favorite former TV witch, Melissa Joan Hart from "Sabrina the Teenage Witch." Hart resurrected her inner witch as she posed in the Bubble Witch 2 Saga photo wall and checked out the nail bar for a personalized #BubbleWitch2 manicure. It was certainly a night of bewitching if that means getting pampered and liquored up. Wolfer gave out personalized beauty tips to guests and touched on the latest trends while we spotted personality Kelly Bensimon trying to beat level 12 of the game. Guests enjoyed delicious treats from the Bubbly Bar and relaxed while sipping bewitching inspired cocktails such as the Stella Royal
The game's objective is to help Stella (the witch) and her cats fend off the evil spirits plaguing their colorful land of Witch Country by traveling the realm and bursting as many bubbles as you can. Much like Candy Crush, each level is comprised of a mysterious challenge to complete in addition to racking up as many points as possible. “Whether you’re an existing Bubble Witch Saga fan, or new to the franchise, Bubble Witch 2 Saga is a game that offers exciting new characters and challenges and can be played across platforms,” said Jan Wedekind, Business Performance Director at King’s Barcelona studio.
He continued, “In this next iteration we really focused on optimizing the gameplay for mobile devices, and as a result we have created a game we are truly proud of and excited for people to download and start playing.” Available on Facebook and mobile devices (iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch and Android), download it and continue the Saga rave.
Sade Graham contributed reporting.