Indie Developers Strike Against Candy Crush Saga Developer

Thursday, January 30th, 2014

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Candy Crush Saga | oprainfall

By now, most of you probably know about the game Candy Crush Saga. For those of you who don’t know, Candy Crush Saga is a match-three puzzle game developed by King in early 2012. The game originally started as a Facebook App, then, in November 14, 2012, became an app for smartphones as well.

Recently, the developers of the game have trademarked the words ‘candy’ and ‘saga’. This means that they have the right to sue any game developer they choose who uses those words in their game’s title. This caused a great uproar in the developer community. One of these companies is Stoic, the makers of The Banner Saga,  a Viking-themed tactical role-playing game. The company stated that they “would not make another viking saga without the word ‘saga,'” and they “don’t appreciate anyone telling them they can’t.” So they have joined in on the strike against King.

Many developers have also joined in Candy Jam, a development event that runs through February 3rd and plans to fill the app store with games that contain these words. Do you think that Candy Jam will succeed in what they hope to do?

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  • Vinicius

    Trademarking the words candy and saga was EA levels of bulshit.

    • Rune

      Ironically EA was the victim of similar practices around the time of Mirror’s Edge. In that case the person holding the word “Edge” ended up losing the trademark due to it be insufficient reasons

  • Jonah Rosen

    Yeah, I heard about Banner Saga from ProJared, so I’m totally going to buy the game, if only to spite King. (and because I like S-RPG’s, but mostly to spite King.)

  • Axle_Magnum

    I guess they took a page from Bethesda, with the latter and Scrolls.

  • Jose Coronado

    when you trademark common words like those its to be expected that there would be people angry about it.

  • Thanatos2k

    Shame on whichever court approved these trademarks. You are a disgrace to America.