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.