Candy Crush Saga devs to sue game they copied

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  1. Gahars
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    Gahars Bakayaro Banzai

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    So if you're not up to date on the Candy Crush, well, saga, this thread should serve as something of a refresher.

    Now, trademarking "Candy" and "Saga" and trying to claim that any other game with one of those words is stealing from your intellectual property is downright ridiculous, but surely it can't get worse, right? Right?

    :arrow:Metro (and Veho)



    CandySwipe developer (and potential supervillain) Albert Ransom originally tried to sue King for the numerous similarities between their games, but it seems that he's conceded the case. He instead has penned this open letter.

    Warning: Spoilers inside!
    This whole situation really is an embarrassing mess, and I can only wonder how much worse it's going to become. Sure, it's nice that it is exposing just how copyrights can be abused and the ridiculous nature of the mobile gaming market, but that's little relief for those caught in the middle.

    Who knew something as sweet as "Candy" could turn so rotten?
     


  2. Runehasa

    Runehasa GBAtemp Regular

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    And they all copied Bejeweled
     
  3. Gahars
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    So how many of you arent willing to admit that you like or have played (extensively) CCS or a clone?

    I actually like Puzzle Quest quite a bit. I bought it back in 2008 on my old Motorola flip phone, and then again on my enV2 and played the shiz out of it. Easily the best mobile game I've played.
     
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    "1st" there was
    bethsoft vs. mojang over the word scrolls

    now this
     
  6. gamefan5

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    I hope they get counter-sued
     
  7. osirisjem

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    Between insane and insecure
    Another waste of the court system in the video game industry
     
  9. lokomelo

    lokomelo Edson Arantes do Nascimento

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    This ridiculous situation is the same of trademark the term "Jesus" and sue the Catholic Church for writing "Jesus" in their Bibles.

    Anyway, what is the Candy Crush Saga next move? They will sue Capcom for using Sagat? Or maybe they will sue Pokemon for their Rare Candy. They could even sue the Russians for creating a Puzzle game named Tetris centuries before them.
     
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    It seems like pulling an Apple on another company is getting popular...
     
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    Money does that to people.
     
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    When companies get enough money to sue the crap out of people they will.
    Never liked candy crush, I'd rather play good old bejeweled.
    Candy C*nts more like.
     
  13. calmwaters

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    The gameplay might date back that far, but I don't see Milton Bradley being sued over Candy Land.
    But it's not like anyone will get sued over it.
    It sure does. And, it's nice to see you again. :)
     
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    I may as well copyright the words "Black" and "Ice".
    Which means ACDC and the weather will be paying me big bucks
     
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    When it comes to man kind, especially in relation to material greed...

    ...there is no end to stupidity.
     
  16. sanoblue

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    ok how is reskining and adding gimic crud to a game you didnt design allow u to do this?

    its nothing new they have been cloning games from the beginning so how do they have any intellectual property at all?
     
  17. Ericthegreat

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    I do feel bad for the guy, but people lately seem not to realize that business is business.
     
  18. vayanui8

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    I would love it if they decided candy crush was the clone when in court.
     
  19. Gahars
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    Gahars Bakayaro Banzai

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    If it was just business, there wouldn't be any hooplah. Abusing the copyright system to this patently ridiculous degree, however, isn't just business. Just because you're out to make money doesn't mean you're justified in taking sleazy, unethical practices.
     
  20. Ericthegreat

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    In a nice happy world, that would be true. Currently tho, its a good way to take out competition. (Tho why even take the time to mess with small games, idk as the money they gain prob is nothing to king who has made roughly $1 Billion USD as of December.... Seems like incredible greed.)