Mobigame's award winning game EDGE [App Store] has returned to the U.S. App Store after a questionable trademark dispute. TigSource provides a summary of the events, but comes down to a trademark dispute from an individual named Tim Langdell

But it’s not obvious (to me, anyway) what Tim Langdell has actually created, aside from trouble for the various people who have had the misfortune of dealing with him and his trademark during its 30-odd years of existence. My hope is that, by helping to bring out the story, real creators can avoid him (and others like him) in the future.

Edge puts the player in control of a colorful cube that moves about a series of 3D, isometric maze environments full of puzzles to solve and hazards to avoid. The game utilizes touch control (default) or accelerometer for control of the cube and, as the developer's gameplay video demonstrates, requires some quick thinking to successfully negotiate the various moving parts of the mazes.

Overall, a game we really enjoyed and we recommend. Meanwhile, David Papazian let us know that EDGE 1.2 is currently in review with 3 huge new levels.

App Store Link: EDGE, $4.99

  • Tyler Jaeger (Adr3naLine)

    Tim Langdell can suck it. He's a piece of s**t guy that claims to be a developer when really he hasn't made a game since 1994. He uses his trademark on his company, EDGE Games, to harass developers who happen to use this word in any way related to their product. He claims to have made 180 games but who really knows. His more "notable" titles are "Garfield: Big Fat Hairy Deal" and "Snoopy: The Case of the Missing Blanket" which probably don't ring a bell. Please read this articles: http://tigsource.com/articles/2009/05/29/tim-langdell-the-edge-of-insanity
    http://kotaku.com/5273141/trademark-troll-gets-mobigames-edge-taken-down

  • Tyler Jaeger (Adr3naLine)

    Tim Langdell can suck it. He's a piece of s**t guy that claims to be a developer when really he hasn't made a game since 1994. He uses his trademark on his company, EDGE Games, to harass developers who happen to use this word in any way related to their product. He claims to have made 180 games but who really knows. His more "notable" titles are "Garfield: Big Fat Hairy Deal" and "Snoopy: The Case of the Missing Blanket" which probably don't ring a bell. Please read this articles: http://tigsource.com/articles/2009/05/29/tim-langdell-the-edge-of-insanity
    http://kotaku.com/5273141/trademark-troll-gets-mobigames-edge-taken-down

  • http://chesstris.com/ Martin

    Anyone know how they were able to put it back up?

  • http://chesstris.com/ Martin

    Anyone know how they were able to put it back up?

  • Anton

    Well I think they just went like "f*k it, we don't have anything to fear from that psycho troll".

  • Anton

    Well I think they just went like "f*k it, we don't have anything to fear from that psycho troll".

  • Tom

    "Anyone know how they were able to put it back up?"

    I think the answer is JFL (Just F*** Langdell)

  • Tom

    "Anyone know how they were able to put it back up?"

    I think the answer is JFL (Just F*** Langdell)

  • Ujn Hunter

    Sweet! They should have a $0.99 sale to celebrate! ;)

  • Ujn Hunter

    Sweet! They should have a $0.99 sale to celebrate! ;)

  • http://www.uniwar.com MrXpressed

    So happy to hear it's back out! I LOVE THIS GAME! I continually go back to it time and time ago. It's design is impeccable and the levels are great fun. The music is awesome too, so I was pretty surprised to find that this was pulled from the store (though I was glad to have my own copy already).

    This is one of the new games worth the premium price tag. Welcome back!

  • http://www.uniwar.com MrXpressed

    So happy to hear it's back out! I LOVE THIS GAME! I continually go back to it time and time ago. It's design is impeccable and the levels are great fun. The music is awesome too, so I was pretty surprised to find that this was pulled from the store (though I was glad to have my own copy already).

    This is one of the new games worth the premium price tag. Welcome back!

  • Johnny82

    I wish he would see "The Edge" from U2, that would be fun :) Never did like U2.

  • Johnny82

    I wish he would see "The Edge" from U2, that would be fun :) Never did like U2.

  • Adams Immersive

    This was on my list to buy anyway... but I'm buying sooner rather than later just because Langdell messed with it!

    I'm sure many sales and a ton of money was lost as a result--but the event also brought some new attention to the game, which will hopefully make up for the harm.

  • Adams Immersive

    This was on my list to buy anyway... but I'm buying sooner rather than later just because Langdell messed with it!

    I'm sure many sales and a ton of money was lost as a result--but the event also brought some new attention to the game, which will hopefully make up for the harm.

  • Nukie

    I echo MrExpressed sentiments. This game is quite good. Worth the price of admission. Nice sound, graphics and challenging gameplay.

  • Nukie

    I echo MrExpressed sentiments. This game is quite good. Worth the price of admission. Nice sound, graphics and challenging gameplay.

  • E

    @ Tyler: Agreed.

    I encourage all commenters to read this bit of awesomeness regarding the Langdell character from Owen Good at Kotaku. It made me smile and chuckle quite hard!

    http://kotaku.com/5273141/trademark-troll-gets-mobigames-edge-taken-down

  • E

    @ Tyler: Agreed.

    I encourage all commenters to read this bit of awesomeness regarding the Langdell character from Owen Good at Kotaku. It made me smile and chuckle quite hard!

    http://kotaku.com/5273141/trademark-troll-gets-mobigames-edge-taken-down

  • Kamazar

    Yes, Langdell can stick it up... yeah... Edge still holds up as my favorite AppStore game ;)

  • Kamazar

    Yes, Langdell can stick it up... yeah... Edge still holds up as my favorite AppStore game ;)

  • http://mohammadfauzitaib.com along123

    err ...it was pulled down? Didn't realize it was gone. Anyway, it took me some time before I plunge into buying it. I thought it was a sissy game at first but turn out I was the sissy haha. This game is great and sometime I just wanted to finish it regardless of the points. I was always on the edge playing this game haha. But, is there really going to be 3 new whole levels? I'm going on edge again!

  • http://mohammadfauzitaib.com along123

    err ...it was pulled down? Didn't realize it was gone. Anyway, it took me some time before I plunge into buying it. I thought it was a sissy game at first but turn out I was the sissy haha. This game is great and sometime I just wanted to finish it regardless of the points. I was always on the edge playing this game haha. But, is there really going to be 3 new whole levels? I'm going on edge again!

  • Mr ED209

    I really EDGE would love to EDGE get a hold of Mr EDGE Tim Langdell's EDGE email address and EDGE engage him in a discussion EDGE about just what it EDGE takes to claim ownership EDGE of a commonly used EDGE word of the English language EDGE to the preclusion of other EDGE human beings. EDGE EDGE EDGE EDGE.

    SUE ME YOU DOUCHEBAG. I'M USING YOUR WORD ON A GAMING WEBSITE.

  • Mr ED209

    I really EDGE would love to EDGE get a hold of Mr EDGE Tim Langdell's EDGE email address and EDGE engage him in a discussion EDGE about just what it EDGE takes to claim ownership EDGE of a commonly used EDGE word of the English language EDGE to the preclusion of other EDGE human beings. EDGE EDGE EDGE EDGE.

    SUE ME YOU DOUCHEBAG. I'M USING YOUR WORD ON A GAMING WEBSITE.

  • EDGE

    Hope Mobi didn't pony up to this loser.

  • EDGE

    Hope Mobi didn't pony up to this loser.

  • http://www.buzzabit.com/aaron Aaron Sullivan

    I didn't realize it was pulled down until someone expressed in a thread about my game that it might be my game's fault that it was pulled down! I didn't understand either. lol.

    I don't know the details, but this issue of name infringement and suing is getting tougher and tougher with the onslaught of games into places like the App Store. Games need names. :) Giving my game a final name is proving to be tough.

    This game is very cool from the little I've played it. I like the style and action. I was concerned about the trial and error gameplay where you can't really see what's coming sometimes. I should give it another chance, though.

  • http://www.buzzabit.com/aaron Aaron Sullivan

    I didn't realize it was pulled down until someone expressed in a thread about my game that it might be my game's fault that it was pulled down! I didn't understand either. lol.

    I don't know the details, but this issue of name infringement and suing is getting tougher and tougher with the onslaught of games into places like the App Store. Games need names. :) Giving my game a final name is proving to be tough.

    This game is very cool from the little I've played it. I like the style and action. I was concerned about the trial and error gameplay where you can't really see what's coming sometimes. I should give it another chance, though.

  • http://www.edge-time.com Noumeo

    very good news !

  • http://www.edge-time.com Noumeo

    very good news !