Candy Crush Makers Don't Want to Trademark 'Candy' Anymore [UPDATE]

The company behind Candy Crush Saga has withdrawn their trademark application for 'Candy' in the United States, according to documents they filed with the U.S. Trademark Office yesterday. » 2/25/14 12:51pm 2/25/14 12:51pm

Candy Crush Makers Remove a Game Accused of Being a Blatant Copy

In the world of flash games, derivatives vastly outnumber original concepts, so the charge someone copied a game is quite common. But the makers of a Pac-Man-style game in 2009 say they have an email proving that King, the outfit trademarking words like "candy" and "saga," ordered a developer to directly copy their work. » 1/25/14 2:00pm 1/25/14 2:00pm

Why The Ridiculous Candy Crush vs. Banner Saga Conflict Is Happening

"The law is a ass," Mr. Bumble said in Oliver Twist. And trademark law is a asshole, or at least it is to video gamers whenever it becomes a newsworthy topic. A match-three mobile puzzle game is telling a PC indie game it can't call itself by a word that dates to 1709. WTF? You've got questions, I'll try to answer them. » 1/23/14 11:30am 1/23/14 11:30am

Candy Crush Makers Say They're Going After Copycats, Not Banner Saga

The makers of Candy Crush Saga, who have filed for a trademark on video games with the name "candy," and are opposing the trademark application of The Banner Saga, (pictured) say they are "not trying to stop Banner Saga from using its name," but are compelled to defend their position under trademark law. » 1/22/14 8:36am 1/22/14 8:36am

“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 bathroom… » 7/17/13 3:45pm 7/17/13 3:45pm

Zynga Dethroned As The King Of Facebook Games

January of this year marked the first time in ages a non-Zynga game made it to the top of the Facebook app charts, as FarmVille 2 was passed in active users by King's ridiculously popular Candy Crush Saga. According to the latest estimates from app metrics site AppData, today King took the crown as overall top Facebook … » 7/08/13 12:30pm 7/08/13 12:30pm

Today's Super Addictive iPhone Game Might Be Tomorrow's Disaster IPO

Zynga went public over the popularity of a few hit Facebook games, and is now in the process of collapsing into a mush pit. Now the makers of Candy Crush Saga, the jellybean puzzle game gripping the brains of America, are plotting an IPO, the Wall Street Journal reports. First as tragedy, then as farce. » 6/18/13 11:59am 6/18/13 11:59am