The Bobby Blackwolf Show Episode 418: January 26, 2014

 

A Saga about Kings and their Candy

  • Social game maker King has trademarked the word Candy, and has started going after other app developers for using the word in the titles of their games, citing that it causes "brand confusion."
  • They are also in the process of trademarking the word Saga, and have gone after Stoic, the creators of The Banner Saga, stating that their viking epic also causes brand confusion with their casual games.
  • All this amongst a backdrop of King stealing another game years ago, which they have since removed.
  • Then we take a call about if all this litigation is a sign that the video game industry is maturing.

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