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

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