In response to news that Candy Crush Saga
developer King has trademarked the word "candy
," and has begun enforcing it
in a way reminiscent of patent trolling
, indie devs Cariboo
have established The Candy Jam.
The Candy Jam invites developers to make games involving the litigious world of sweets, throwing "bonus points" behind teams that make liberal use of other common words dredged up in recent outrageous trademark fillings, such as "scroll
," and more. The game jam is open to developers from today through February 3.
Why hold a gamejam revolving around the current candy saga? "Because trademarking common words is ridiculous and because it gives us an occasion to make another gamejam," the event's website