King is in the news again, this time courtesy of an open letter issued by its CEO, Riccardo Zacconi. The letter touches on the subject of the trademark filings for the word ‘Candy’ and also addresses the clone accusations that came to light this morning regarding Pac-Avoid.
Candy Crush Saga developer King was accused of cloning indie game Scamperghost after a negotiations between its creator Matthew Cox and the company broke down. Matt Porter, developer of the resulting gamer Pac-Avoid, has now stepped forward to confirm the cloning action, and has called King both “deceitful and hypocritical.”
Candy Crush developer King has denied it cloned the flash game Scamperghost with the release of Pac-Avoid, but has nonetheless taken the game off its website.
Candy Crush developer King cloned an indie game after a publication deal fell through, according to one of its developers.