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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14 Comments

Andrew Leggatt

about 10 months ago Reply

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

Lewis Boadle

about 10 months ago Reply

Thanks Andrew. I'll look into it!

Gail

about 10 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 10 months ago Reply

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

tony boadle

about 10 months ago Reply

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

fallentreegames

about 10 months ago Reply

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

Lesberatti

about 3 months ago Reply

I don't even see anywhere to download thew game.

Molly

about 9 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 9 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.

mel

about 6 months ago Reply

Why not android for candy quell?

janice s.

about 5 months ago Reply

god I love you guys!!!! please invent more versions asap I love all 3 and I want more. thanks for all the hours of fun, helping me unwind before and after work. i am not a gamer and i love these games. thanks again

Gandalf

about 5 months ago Reply

Nice game! I've got all the versions of Quell in my iPod and the game is amazing. I think it is the best I've ever played. What I didn't expect was to find another version for PC! Works great on my computer with Windows 8 (x64). I don't know why some people are having trouble to open it... Thank you for the awesome pastime!

Nicholas Wood

about 2 months ago Reply

I was playing through the game when I reached the level "The Three Stooges" I was able to beat it in 12 moves while the game claimed perfect was 14. Might want to update.

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