Anti-Candy Crush Game 'Trademarks' All Of Your Words

Remember the drama when the makers of Candy Crush Saga tried to trademark the word "candy?" And then they wanted to put a claim on "saga," too. Of course, trademarking a name isn't the same as owning it. Regardless, a new game shows you what it would be like to have everyday words become verboten someone else "owns"… » 3/04/14 5:45pm 3/04/14 5:45pm

Here Are The Best Games Sticking It To Candy Crush So Far

Lately, Candy Crush Saga-makers King.com have been busy blocking trademark applications and going after people with the words "Candy" and even "Saga" in their game names. While they're doing that—technically, they say, simply to protect their brand from copycats—the game-making denizens of the Internet have been… » 1/23/14 6:30pm 1/23/14 6:30pm

Candy Crush Is Getting Trolled By Smartass Games

Yesterday we learned that King.com, makers of the wildly popular game Candy Crush Saga, had submitted a trademark application for the word "Candy" that would block other game-makers from using it in their game titles. This has struck more than a few people as more than a bit ridiculous, and some people are responding… » 1/21/14 5:00pm 1/21/14 5:00pm

“There Is No Evil Scheme Behind It": A Q&A with Candy Crush Games Guru

This summer, you won’t have to go far to find a Candy Crush player. There they are: begging lives off strangers on the subway platform, bonding with fellow acolytes at the DMV, taking time off work to focus on what matters—literally wearing their lack of productivity like a badge. "Sometimes I just go into the… » 7/17/13 3:45pm 7/17/13 3:45pm