via press release:
NICKELODEON’S HIT GLOBAL APP, SPONGEBOB MOVES IN, SPREADS YULETIDE GREETINGS THIS HOLIDAY SEASON
City Building App Marks Network’s Most Popular Global Kids’ App Ever
SpongeBob Moves In gets in to the holiday spirit with a brand-new update featuring new characters; buildings; recipes and decorations. In this update, a mysterious diminutive figure is turning Santa’s elves into jerks, and players need to help SpongeBob keep them happy by serving up their favorite treats to increase the town’s holiday cheer.
Additional Game Features Include:
- New Characters: Santa's elves move in to make toys and MechaSpongeBob rampages through the town.
- New Buildings: players can build a new Toy Factory; place homes for the elves; build the Spice Shack and Treat Shop to unlock special ingredients for Holiday recipes. Users can complete their collection by adding the Milk & Cookie Cafe.
- New Decorations: feed elves and earn Christmas Coins to unlock limited time Holiday decorations like Patrick's Santa Trap, Sandy's Magic Analyzer, Nutcrackers, and Santa's Sleigh. Players can design their own wintery Bikini Bottom with Lawn Reindeer, Snowflake Bushes, Christmas Trees, and more.
- New Recipes: whip up the elves' Holiday favorites like snickerdoodles, gingerbread, hot chocolate and bread pudding.
SpongeBob Moves In was released globally in June 2013, and debuted right at number one among all paid apps, and remained in the top spot for more than five weeks, and it was number one in 18 countries.
In SpongeBob Moves In players can customize the look of their undersea city with a variety of characters, buildings, and accessories. In the ongoing quest to keep Bikini Bottom inhabitants happy by fulfilling their wishes, players must collect happiness to fill the town’s happiness meter. Residents wish for food and gifts from the various Bikini Bottom restaurants and shops, like Krabby Patties from the Krusty Krab or a bouquet of flowers from the Flower Shop. Once their wish is granted a treasure chest will appear for the player to open and collect gold coins, happiness or a new recipe to add to their collection. When the happiness meter is filled, players advance to the next level in the game, earning coins, game experience and unlocking more quests, buildings and accessories to buy in the store.