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.
Ozzie Mejia posted a new article, 'Candy Jam' encourages developers to make games about candy.
Not everyone is taking kindly to King's trademark of the word "candy," as developers Cariboo will be holding a "Candy Jam" with the express purpose of creating candy-related games.
"Entrats that use..."
Entrants I suppose?
Hilarious. Good for them.
No special points for using Edge?
I really don't understand how a word can be Trademarked. How STUPID is that? I understand a logo, a phrase, but a word? What's to stop people from owning the words THE , AND and LIKE ? pretty soon you can't even write a book !
Generic words like this are trademarked in a specific area...
So when will they be going after the following games for violating their "Candy" trademark?:
This is just for Candy, searching for Saga yields 50 results on Mobygames.