Mobigame Announces that Edge has Officially Been Released


Razorianfly has posted an article that Mobigame has sent out emails to iPhone App blogs that report that they have won the right to sell their game “Edge” on the App Store!!

During one year we had to fight a fraud to release our game in the U.S and in the U.K. Today the justice will take care of him. We fought not only for us, but also for other indies and bigger companies. We were not alone during this year, and we thank all of you for all your efforts. Thanks to US the word “edge” is now free to exist on the App Store like on any other marketplace, and games like Mirror’s Edge, Shadow Edge, Killer Edge Racing or Edge by Mobigame can live on our iDevices. If you want to read more about this story, please read http://chaosedge.wordpress.com/.

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chaosedge.com has a short post about Edge being restored to the App Store. They are being a little tentative by titling the article: “For the Last time?” Understandable really considering that previous times the app was restored to the App Store, it was later removed by Langdell.

So it appears that we have heard the last of Tim Langdell and his claims that “Edge” is his trademark.

So, congratulations to Mobigame and all the folks that worked very hard to convince the powers that be that “Edge” is not a valid trademark owned by Tim Langdell anymore as well as being able to sell one of the best games in the App Store that no one could buy, but now can. :)

Also, Mobigame is celebrating this victory by putting Edge on sale for $0.99 for the weekend. This is the best time to grab a copy if you were not able to grab the game while it was available in the App Store previously.

Edge by Mobigame is Back in the App Store!!


Its hard to say how long it will be back for, but the game Edge is back in the App Store!

I haven’t seen any news from Mobigame or anyone else yet as to why it’s returned. I’m hoping that Mobigame and Langdell have finally resolved their differences and this is a permanent change. Up till now, every time Edge appears in the App Store, it’s removed a few days later.

There is nothing on Mobigame’s website since the game had been available in almost all other country stores except the USA and UK stores.

Hopefully, this is great news for us customers. Edge is an amazing game and well worth the $4.99 that is being asked for it. If you haven’t been able to buy it up until now, I suggest grabbing it now before it disappears again. Unless there has been a change in the relationship between Mobigame and Langdell, I suspect that Mr. Langdell will be contacting Apple shortly to have Edge removed again. Hopefully, I’m wrong and the huge saga is finally over, but this is Langdell we are talking about here. The man has a huge screw loose, no lights at all on in the house, etc…

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OMG! Langdell Did It Again! Edge/Edgy Is Gone Again!


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WTF does Langdell have against Mobigame anyway! This guy is a huge ass! I can’t believe Apple took down Edgy (for the 4th time).

I was seriously considering buying Edgy (Edge and Edgy are separate apps so if Edgy were to get updated, owners of Edge wouldn’t get the updates) just to support Mobigame in their battle against this asshole Langdell that seems to have a huge grudge against Mobigame.

Us gamers need to support Mobigame in order to get people like Langdell put behind bars. Its clear that no matter what Mobigame does to make Langdell happy, Langdell just takes the next step to torture Mobigame.

Please, if you haven’t purchased Cross Fingers from Mobigame in the AppStore, do so. It’s a great game and I’m sure that they can use every penny they get to fight this bum.

Update To Previous Mobigame Post


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Well, it looks like Mobigame has had little choice but to change the name of their game to Edgy. My previous post about Mobigame’s Edge being removed apparently was, in fact, Langdell forcing Apple to remove the game again since Langdell felt that the name “Edge by Mobigame” wasn’t enough of a change to distinguish Edge the game from Edge the trademark that Langdell owns.

ChaosEdge has a good write-up about this on their website.

All in all, at least Edge Edgy is back in the AppStore thanks to Apple “approving” the game right away instead of the typical 3 week process. Grandted, there were no changes to the program from the time it was removed to the time it was reinstated, so there shouldn’t have been any vetting to do.

Actually, changing the name of the game would have saved Mobigame a lot of hassle and money, but to be fair, Edge is a great name for the game. Actually, I’m a little worried that “Edgy” isn’t enough of a change for Langdell to be happy. He’s gone after names that were even more different than Edgy is to Edge. Actually, I’m not sure, but I though I read where Langdell actually went after a game called Edgy or Langdell himself has a game named Edgy. … Ah yes, here is where I read that:

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Dispute Between Langdell and Mobigame

On July 15th, Langdell forced iPhone platform-holder Apple’s hand to block the sale of the award winning and triple IGF award nominated iPhone game ‘EDGE’. Langdell’s claim was that the product infringes on his trademark of the word ‘Edge’. Initially, when Mobigame voluntarily removed the game from the store they were receiving several emails per day from Langdell; some of which even went as far as threatening to sue the owner of Mobigame (David Papazian) personally, stating that it could cost David “millions of dollars”.

Mobigame actually own the trademark ‘EDGE’ in France, and the registration is on-going in Europe. Despite this, Langdell threatened to sue unless they remove the game from the AppStore entirely, even in the regions where Mobigame own the trademark. On May 14th, Mobigame proposed renaming the game to ‘EDGY’ for the UK and the US market, stating that their trademarks could co-exist since Mobigame will have the trademark in Europe, and they would rename the game to ‘EDGY’ for the UK & US markets. Langdell refused to accept this, and on May 16th he applied for the trademark ‘EDGY’ in the US.

As a small company, without access to substantial legal resources, Mobigame was keen to avoid a protracted legal dispute, and have tried on many occasions to reach an amicable solution. Unfortunately, negotiation with Langdell proved fruitless. Mobigame is currently evaluating their options, but are denied the income they were depending on from iPhone game sales.

So, Langdell pretty much has said that he wouldn’t accept the name change to Edgy. Now, this was almost 6 months ago, so we’ll have to see if there has been a change of heart on this topic. Somehow, I find it hard to believe that Langdell even has a heart to change, but time will tell.

At any rate, we all hope that Mobigame and Edgy are not finished with Langdell and Mobigame can start truly making money for the fabulous work that they did on the game Edgy. Good luck and lets keep our fingers crossed. ;)

Good & Bad News About Mobigame


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Good News: Mobigame has done it again with an amazing new game called Cross Fingers. Cross Fingers is a great unique game that uses tangram-style shapes and multi-touch elements to move those shapes into position to finish a level.

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The premise of the game is fairly simple. Move the shapes on the screen so that the lighter colored shapes land in the dark holes. In the example to the left, moving the three shapes with white diamonds in them to the positions with the dark diamonds will solve the level.

The catch to the game is that its not always all that easy to move the shapes to their destinations. Careful thought is necessary. Often, there are obstacles in the way that require you to move them out of the way with one finger while moving the shape with the other.

In the screen shot example, the trick is to move the top shape all the way to the right, so that the middle shape can be moved to the top and into it’s resting place, then the other two shapes can be moved into their resting locations without any other obstructions.

I’ve played through the first 20 or so levels so far and I have to say, this is a joyous game to play. Mobigame seems to really know how to catch the “fun” in a game and make it work for them. Cross Fingers is a must have for anyone that enjoys tangrams and thoughtful puzzles.

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Bad News: I don’t know how he’s done it, but Tim Langell has managed to get Edge by Mobigame removed from the AppStore yet again. I don’t know what the deal is with this scumbag, but someone has to put him in his place. He claims to hold the trademark on the word EDGE. Fine, but if that were the case, he wouldn’t need to keep coming up with games minutes after attacking other developers over their use of the word EDGE.

At any rate, the website ChaosEdge has the full story on the trademark dispute with Mobigame and Langell as well as many other disputes that Langdell has started with other companies. Check it out for a laugh and please, please support Mobigame by purchasing Cross Fingers. It’s only $0.99 and well worth that dollar!

Welcome Back Mobigame!


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Its been quite some time and I’m sure a huge amount of hell for Mobigame, but Edge by Mobigame [$4.99] and Edge by Mobigame Lite [Free] are both back in the US AppStore!

It appears that one of the concessions to getting back in the AppStore was to change the name from “Edge” to “Edge by Mobigame”. Both apps are updates to the existing versions which claim “bug fixed” as to what was changed in them. No mention of the change in the names, but at least they didn’t have to get rid of the “Edge” part of the name.

Its a real shame that they have been away from the store for so long. The game is truly one of the most original games for the iPhone/iPod touch there was when it first came out. It still really is. Mobigame also offers the music in the game as a free download on their site and as music, it stands up really well and is quite enjoyable to listen to. I have it in my music library to listen to just to listen to it.

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The game is a simple matter of getting your cube to the exit while collecting the small mini-cubes (as seen in the screen shot as that small yellow cube). Completing the level as quickly as possible.

The game currently has 48 levels, and if they stick around this time, hopefully they will be adding more and more levels as time goes on. This was something that they were doing before they had to leave the store.

Here’s hoping that they stick around this time and do very well.

Mobigame And Edge Get Support From The Chaos Engine


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It looks like Mobigame is getting some well deserved support from a forum of game developers called “The Chaos Engine“. The Chaos Engine is a group of over 7,000+ members. They have decided to setup a fund to help finance a fight against Langdell and his claims of owning the trademarks to the word “Edge” and several other words like “EDGY”.

The Chaos Engine will be setting up a donation button on there home page in the near future. If you feel that Mobigame deserves to keep it’s games name “Edge”, please go over to the site and donate a few bucks. Langdell needs to be stopped. Hopefully, with the support of TCE and Edge fans everywhere, we can get this evil person to stop this nonsense.

I’ll update this post as soon as The Chaos Engine’s home page has the donate button added to it.