Devs lampoon 'ridiculous' trademarks by starting a Candy Jam
- Newsbrief: Well, that didn't take long -- an impromptu game jam has sprung up in response to news that Candy Crush Saga creator King has had its trademark on the terms "Candy" and "Saga" approved for publication.
The Candy Jam was thrown together by developers Caribou (@caribouloche) and T-Wave (@uuav) today because, according to the jam's Tumblr page, "trademarking common names is ridiculous and because it gives us an occasion to make another gamejam."
Developers are encouraged to submit links to their games, along with images and a description, through the Candy Jam Tumblr page before the February 3rd submissions deadline.
No word yet on how the entries will be showcased or judged, though the rules of the Candy Jam suggest that bonus points will be awarded to games that are able to incorporate notoriously trademarked terms like "saga" or "scrolls" in interesting ways.
By Alex Wawro
August 1, 2014 03:49:05 AM PST
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