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Candy Crush Saga's developer gets trolled, app stores to be flooded with "candy"-inspired games

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Candy Crush Saga's developer gets trolled, app stores to be flooded with
Several days ago we informed you that King, the British developer behind Candy Crush Saga, has successfully trademarked the word "candy" in Europe. Shortly after, Apple, on behalf of King, started filing notices to several developers, whose products contained "Candy" in their titles and infringed the trademark, that their apps have to be taken down. But it seems that the community has not remained idle. As a form of protest, a website called Candy Jam was launched. Its purpose is to unite numerous indie developers and "troll" King by releasing various games that involve "candy" both as a gameplay element and in the title.

The Candy Jam encourages developers to "make a game involving candies" and "consider using the word "candy" several times, also "scroll", "memory", "saga", "apple" and "edge" might give bonus points". Currently, more than a hundred games have been released in accordance with the initiative. CanDieCanDieCanDie, Shew it Down: Candy Crap Saga, The "Saga" Saga, ThisGameIsNotAboutCandy, CANDY on the EDGE, Candy Crush SEGA,Candy Escape Goat Saga, and Don't Let the Candies Crush You! are just a few among the plethora of games, created as a form of protest against King.

"Why? Because trademarking common words is ridiculous. Because ethics matter and because it gives us an occasion to make another game jam." - Candy Jam says. "King clones games while making millions over it. King bullies smaller game devs. King uses curious monetization tactics. King is disingenuous enough to say that "The banner Saga", a game about vikings and well... sagas, is a "deceptive" name. All of this screams unethical behaviour. The Candy Jam is a protest against both the system and those abusing it: King."

What's your opinion about the Candy Jam and King's "candy" trademark? Drop a line or two below and let us know!

source: Candy Jam via BGR

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posted on 30 Jan 2014, 09:57 8

1. geetam (Posts: 18; Member since: 15 May 2013)

CanDie CanDie :p

posted on 30 Jan 2014, 09:57 11

2. luis.d (Posts: 354; Member since: 04 Dec 2013)

This is glorious!

posted on 30 Jan 2014, 09:59 17

3. AppleHateBoy (unregistered)

Faith in humanity restored.
Faith in patents destroyed further.

posted on 30 Jan 2014, 10:24 7

4. WHoyton1 (Posts: 1635; Member since: 21 Feb 2013)

Hahahaha awesome go go go Candy Jam!!!

posted on 30 Jan 2014, 10:33 4

5. lalalaman (Posts: 637; Member since: 19 Aug 2013)

Can't stop laughing....:D:D:D
The names for trolling are awesome.....
Candy crap,candie,the saga saga etc....trolololololololol

posted on 30 Jan 2014, 10:37 4

6. Xperia_droid (Posts: 40; Member since: 07 Nov 2013)

candy crush sega looks original Chinese copy ;)

posted on 30 Jan 2014, 10:44 3

7. TylerGrunter (Posts: 1543; Member since: 16 Feb 2012)

Love it!

posted on 30 Jan 2014, 11:12 7

8. Looser99 (Posts: 62; Member since: 10 Nov 2013)

I love the name "Candy Crap Saga" lol :D King is absolutely ridiculous ! Candy Jam is doing it just right in the face of that so called KING :)

posted on 30 Jan 2014, 11:32 3

9. Mxyzptlk (unregistered)

How to troll a blatant copyright/patent troll. You can't patent something that's generic.

posted on 30 Jan 2014, 11:37 3

10. corporateJP (Posts: 2458; Member since: 28 Nov 2009)

LOL...King deserves this for trademarking common words.

Bunch of douchebags.

On a side note, I have never downloaded Candy Crush, but I did try it. Way to rip off Jewel-type games, King. Bunch of donkeys. You guys are so original. Karma is a beehotch.

On a side note, I'd like to try Candy Escape Goat Saga...LOL!

posted on 30 Jan 2014, 11:46 3

11. kane74 (Posts: 44; Member since: 24 Jan 2014)

They deserve this

posted on 30 Jan 2014, 15:08 1

12. andynaija (Posts: 964; Member since: 08 Sep 2012)

I hate when patent companies are so foolish to go ahead and patent words or technologies that have been in use everyday, and the thing is one wanting to patent it is not even the one that came up with it!

posted on 30 Jan 2014, 15:40 2

13. GeekMovement (unregistered)

"Don't Let the Candies Crush You!"

haha. I love this trolling. I stopped supporting this dev after reading that absurd news. I hope their "candy" patent gets invalidated.

posted on 30 Jan 2014, 16:29 1

14. downphoenix (Posts: 3165; Member since: 19 Jun 2010)

Im tempted to use my copy of RPGMaker to make a crappy candy game in protest as well, fun times!

posted on 30 Jan 2014, 22:53 1

15. rns122112 (Posts: 50; Member since: 20 Jan 2014)

MOM!!!!!!! Does this mean we cant go to the CANDY store now?

posted on 31 Jan 2014, 09:09 1

16. Maryewww (Posts: 32; Member since: 16 Sep 2013)

Uninstalling Candy Crush Saga in 3, 2, 1

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