THE maker of Candy Crush Saga has been bought for $5.9 billion by a child whose parents forgot to disable in-app purchases.
Seven-year-old Tom Logan of Hereford bought King Digital Entertainment at the close of a six-hour playing session while his mother worked from home.
Mother Leanne Logan said: “He kept asking me things, like ‘What’s our Apple ID?’ or ‘Where do we keep the house deeds?’ or ‘Mum, what are your estimated future earnings until retirement or April 2035, whichever is sooner?’
“I just rattled off the answers because I was busy, then at 5pm I got a call from the Candy Bank telling me the purchase had been successful and could they talk to Tom about his plans for redundancies.
“Obviously I expect Apple to pay for the whole thing. Nobody could imagine this is my fault.”
Tom said: “Business is just like Candy Crush.
“You find businesses that match, bring them together to create a special stripy superbusiness that destroys the other businesses on the board, and then hit Sugar Crush mode where you’re endlessly rewarded for doing nothing.
“I don’t know why adults act like it’s so hard.”