All items tagged with "Candy Crush Saga"

Candy Crush Developer Ends Saga To Trademark The Word ‘Candy’ In U.S.

Candy Crush Saga

The company behind Candy Crush Saga has withdrawn its controversial trademark application for the word “Candy” in the United States, according to documents filed with the U.S. Trademark Office early on Monday morning.

Read the rest of this post »

International Game Developers Contest King’s ‘Candy’ & ‘Saga’ Trademarks

Candy Crush Saga

The International Game Developers Association has issued a statement opposing King’s recent Candy Crush Saga trademark filing — in which the game developer claimed ownership of the words “candy” and “saga” across all gaming platforms.

Calling the move “predatory,” the group plans to use its Business and Legal Special Interest Group to investigate the filing, which was recently approved by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.

Read the rest of this post »

Candy Crush Dev Also Chasing Indies Who Use ‘Saga’

The-Banner-Saga-campfire

Not content with stopping game creators from using the word “candy” in their titlesCandy Crush Saga developer King is now trying to block indie developers from using the word “saga,” too. The company has filed a “Notice of Opposition” against Stoic for its Viking-themed role-playing game The Banner Saga.

Read the rest of this post »

Makers Of Candy Crush Saga Crushing Any App With ‘Candy’ In The Name

269284-kingcandy

If you have the word Candy in the name of your app, watch out. King.com Limited — the makers of the hypnotically popular mobile game Candy Crush Saga — is gunning for you. They have trademarked the word ‘candy.’

Read the rest of this post »

Play This, Not That: 5 Alternatives To Popular iOS Games

Temple Run

Note: This article originally appeared in the Cult of Mac Newsstand issue, Game On!. Grab yourself a copy or subscribe today.

You’ve heard of them: the heavy hitters. The mobile games so big, so profitable and so frustratingly popular that you refuse to play them out of spite. Or you do play them, and you genuinely enjoy them, which is also totally fine.

But we’re all about self-improvement and actualization here, so here are a few alternatives you might consider instead of those gaming equivalents of high-school quarterbacks.

Read the rest of this post »