Halo maker Bungie trademarks suspicious mobile game tech, 'Crimson'

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Now do we have your attention? Bungie Aerospace, a publishing arm of the creator of the legendary Halo franchise, has trademarked an interestingly-named mobile software, Touch Arcade reports. It's called "Crimson," and you can imagine that the lot of indie mobile developers are seeing red right about now. The iOS, Android other mobile device game scene has been otherwise dominated by small, independent development teams, with little guys like Tiny Wings creator Andreas Illiger soaring to the top of the App Store. (Minecraft, anyone?)

According to the wording in the patent, "Crimson" is a mobile game tech designed for connectivity. It reads plainly, "Computer game software downloadable from a global computer network; Computer game software for use on mobile and cellular phones; Downloadable computer game software via a global computer network and wireless devices." Touch Arcade guesses that it could be the basis of an alternate reality game (ARG), but trademarking an entire engine to make mobile games with seems a bit much for a promotional stunt.

On top of that, Game Informer notes that Bungie has mentioned its interest in the mobile scene. Touch Arcade (and we agree) finally estimates that Bungie is working on mobile for its next big IP, and Activision Blizzard, it's new owner, will publish the game. Throw the rumors of a shooter MMO floating around, and you have one bubbling, frothy rumor brewing there.

[Image Credit: Touch Arcade]

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