Candy Quell is now available (PC only)

We decided to contribute a game to Candyjam – a game development collaboration in protest at King.com’s (creators of Candy Crush) outrageous trademarking of the word ‘Candy’!

So… we created 32 new levels, some fun new mechanics, and threw a lot of candy into the mix.The end result is Quell Candy, which you can download right now for PC, for free, from here

Here’s a nice summary from Dailydot that explains why we – and other developers – felt compelled to contribute to this cause:

If you’ve played any mobile games at all in the last year or so, odds are good that you’re familiar with Candy Crush Saga. With half a billion downloads to its name, the game recently displaced Farmville 2 as the most popular casual game on Facebook, and it’s been hugely profitable on both iOS and Android.

 

The beneficiary of that runaway success is King, a multinational company whose winning streak is not limited to casual games. Earlier this month, both the European Commission and the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office awarded King a trademark on the word “candy” for use not only in video games but also in related merchandising. If no one succeeds in disputing the application, “candy” will join “saga” as a registered trademark of King Ltd.

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9 Comments

Andrew Leggatt

about 6 months ago Reply

Refuses to open in Windows 8. Compatibility issues. Any ideas? Thanks.

Lewis Boadle

about 6 months ago Reply

Thanks Andrew. I'll look into it!

Gail

about 6 months ago Reply

Sorry, also fails to launch in XP; error message reads that it is not a valid Win32 application. Other than that, looks like a great idea.

Judy Bryant

about 6 months ago Reply

Refused to open in Windows 8. Please fix this. I would love an alternative to Candy Crush.

tony boadle

about 6 months ago Reply

Can't seem to download this game either. Is it me or you?

fallentreegames

about 6 months ago Reply

Here's a direct link, Dad! http://fallentreegames.itch.io/candyquell

Molly

about 5 months ago Reply

I got the same error message not a valid win32 application. I downloaded it straight from the url Lewis gave his Dad. So bummed I was so excited. Love all the Quell games!! I know you guys will get it fixed. :-)

Paul

about 5 months ago Reply

It's been a couple of years since I first got Quell. I "took one for the team" over at Touch Arcade (downloaded a game from a developer with no track record on iOS). I loved the game and found many others agreed with me. Your subsequent offerings have been superlative as well. I wish you success and certainly hope people can be successful at keeping these ridiculous trademarks. I am waiting on the day I will start having to pay royalties for signing my name because some part of it got trademarked.

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