The Banner Saga Developer Gives Tongue-in-Cheek Response to King’s Trademark Claim

on January 21, 2014 7:25 PM

Earlier today we reported about a trademark opposition claim filed by Candy Crush Saga’s developer King.com against The Banner Saga’s indie dev Stoic about the use of the word “saga” in the title of the game.

Stoic just gave a rather “stoic” (not to mention tongue-in-cheek) reply to the claim on Twitter:

Dictionary defines Saga: A medieval Icelandic or Norse prose narrative of achievements and events in the history of a personage, family, etc.

Support us and all future indie SAGAs, by playing #TheBannerSaga http://ow.ly/sOzgD 

And indeed, The Banner Saga is a game that deserves our support, like all the indie developers vexed by trademark claims over common words, often unable to pay for a lawyer and forced to bow to unreasonable demands.

 /  Executive News Editor
Hailing from sunny (not as much as people think) Italy and long standing gamer since the age of Mattel Intellivision and Sinclair ZX Spectrum. Definitely a multi-platform gamer, he still holds the old dear PC nearest to his heart, while not disregarding any console on the market. RPGs (of any nationality) and MMORPGs are his daily bread, but he enjoys almost every other genre, prominently racing simulators, action and sandbox games. He is also one of the few surviving fans of the flight simulator genre on Earth.