I am quite sure that many of us would have already heard of the news concerning Candy Crush Saga developer King and their attempts to trademark the words “candy” and “saga” so that no one else can use it in video games. This is just plain silly, don’t you think so? Not only is it a form of bullying, it also makes life a whole lot tougher for new developers. Stoic, the developers behind The Banner Saga, is certainly living up to its name by announcing their plans for a new viking game, which will obviously be a saga.
Stoic’s statement on their website reads, “Two years ago, the three of us at Stoic set out to make an epic viking game: The Banner Saga. We did, and people loved it, so we’re making another one. We won’t make a viking saga without the word Saga, and we don’t appreciate anyone telling us we can’t. King.com claims they’re not attempting to prevent us from using The Banner Saga, and yet their legal opposition to our trademark filing remains. We’re humbled by the outpouring of support and honored to have others stand with us for the right to their own Saga. We just want to make great games.”
What do you think of the whole situation? it would be really hilarious if all the rest of the game developers were to release a game with the words “candy” and “saga” in the title just to spite King.