'Candy Jam' encourages developers to make games about candy

By Ozzie Mejia, Jan 21, 2014 5:00pm PST

We now live in a world where the word 'candy' is effectively trademarked, but not everyone is venturing into this brave new world quietly. An indie dev studio called Cariboo is holding a game jam specifically revolving around the now-verboten word in an effort to protest the trademark and also create some cool new games.

According to The Escapist, the upcoming "Candy Jam" will task developers with making a game involving candy. Entrants that use the words 'candy,' 'scroll,' 'memory,' 'saga,' and 'apple' are eligible for bonus points.

The Candy Jam website states that the Candy Jam is being held "because trademarking common names is ridiculous and because it gives us an occasion to make another game jam."

The deadline for Candy Jam entries is February 3.

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