No more “Candy” for King

Has you probably already know. King recently drop his right for the word “Candy”.

I’ve talked a lot about it here, It was almost a certainty that they would drop the case, there just to much game and product created with that word…

In a statement provided to Kotaku, a spokesperson for King said:

"King has withdrawn its trademark application for Candy in the U.S., which we applied for in February 2013 before we acquired the early rights to Candy Crusher. Each market that King operates in is different with regard to IP. We feel that having the rights to Candy Crusher is the best option for protecting Candy Crush in the U.S. market. This does not affect our E.U. trademark for Candy and we continue to take all appropriate steps to protect our IP."

You can check the original article on Kotaku

Being late on stuff is my thing but I usually don’t talk about the “legal” trademark trolling that happen around game. But after King decides to trademark the word Saga and now the word “candy” (what next ? crush to get the trifecta) I told myself are you Forking kidding me ?

Look like some developer decided to go up against King and thrown an impromptu game jam has sprung up in response to news.

The Candy Jam was thrown together by developers Caribou (@caribouloche) and T-Wave (@uuav).

Developers submitted links to their games, along with images and a description, through the Candy Jam Tumblr page before the February 3rd submissions deadline.

Here a some of candy game from the jam:

Candy Puzzle Saga

Candy Avoid Saga (Keybol)

Candy’s Crushes Saga

Candy Crunch Legend

Candy Combo (Matt Rix)

Note : All images are from

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