Candy Crush (left), CandySwipe (right) (Credit: King, Runsome)
There’s nothing sweet about King these days.
The creator of mega-hit Candy Crush Saga made waves in January by attempting to trademark the words ‘candy’ and ‘saga’ in an effort to protect its property from copycats. King CEO Riccardo Zacconi tried to calm the ensuing firestorm by issuing a statement explaining that their actions had nothing to do with hampering the rights of other game developers.
“We believe in a thriving game development community, and believe that good game developers -- both small and large -- have every right to protect the hard work they do and the games they create,” he wrote.
But according to independent developer Albert Ransom, that’s a bunch of hogwash.
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