Vanessa Hudgens helped to set a new Guinness World Record for the largest architectural projection-mapped game on Thursday night (11.10.18).

Vanessa Hudgens

Vanessa Hudgens

The 29-year-old actress - who starred in the 'High School Musical' film series - was joined by a host of big-name celebrities at the special event in New York, where 'Candy Crush Friends Saga' was launched and images from the game were projected onto a 26-storey canvas.

Sebastian Knutsson, the chief creative officer at King, the creator of the franchise, said: "We are very fortunate to have such a big community of fans and we wanted to take the opportunity to invite a select few to come and play a key role in launching the newest game in the franchise, rewarding them with a gameplay experience like no other."

Vanessa - who was joined at the event by the likes of Chloe Moretz, Emily Ratajkowski, Ashlee Simpson and Evan Ross - launched the game by swinging an oversized lollipop to prompt a projection of crashing candies.

More than 500 fans were also invited to attend the record-breaking moment in the Big Apple.

'Candy Crush Friends Saga' is available to download and play worldwide now from the Apple App Store, Google Play, Amazon Appstore and Windows App Store.