Category Archives: Rovio
Mon, Dec 02, 2013 | 14:43 GMT
Microtransactions, DLC, and in-game currency have seen a notable increase this year, while the axles have come off digital console pricing. VG247′s Dave Cook recaps what have been a costly few months.
Thu, Oct 10, 2013 | 08:22 BST
The Angry Birds Movie has found its directors, netting talent from both Sony and Disney.
Wed, Aug 28, 2013 | 11:24 BST
Angry Birds Go has been confirmed as a kart racer by developer Rovio, and is being made in conjunction with Red Bull Games.
Sat, Jul 20, 2013 | 16:17 BST
Angry Birds fans rejoice: its developer has released Rovio Account globally on Android and iOS devices. Creating a Rovio Account allows you to sync progress between devices, that way if you are playing on your Android phone, you can continue playing on your iPad without losing any stars, levels, or extra powers you may have purchased. At present, the cloud-based system is only available through the original Angry Birds and The Croods, but other titles from the firm are planned for inclusion soon. More through the link.
Thu, Jul 18, 2013 | 14:46 BST
Angry Birds: Star Wars has been dated for 3DS, PC, PS3, PS Vita Wii U, Xbox 360, along with a new trailer for the console build.
Mon, Jul 15, 2013 | 14:31 BST
Angry Birds: Star Wars 2 has received its first trailer, along with a September 19 release date on iOS.
Fri, Jul 12, 2013 | 15:43 BST
Rovio is teasing a new game, and has posted a teaser image of an Angry Bird (Anakin) in a Star Wars setting. It’s likely another entry in the Angry Birds Star Wars series. The teaser image was posted on the firm’s site, and states that a reveal will happen on Monday, July 15, and the game will contain the “biggest character line-up ever, awesome new powers, and maybe even a few surprises.” Stay tuned, then.
Thu, Jun 27, 2013 | 10:51 BST
Angry Birds Trilogy publisher Activision has revealed that Rovio’s triumvirate of foul-slinging titles is heading to retail in North America on August 13.
Tue, Jun 04, 2013 | 22:42 BST
Former DICE producer Patrick Liu has said a perception that triple-A is the “coolest” development scene could kill the games industry.
Tue, May 21, 2013 | 10:36 BST
Writer of America’s adaptation of The Office Jon Vitti has signed on to pen the Angry Birds movie adaptation, currently slated for a July 1, 2016 theatrical release. Producer Catherine Winder has also joined the team.
Fri, May 17, 2013 | 06:32 BST
Rovio’s latest free addition to Angry Birds Seasons looks like a lot of fun for fans of long-fall boots, if you know what I mean.
Thu, May 16, 2013 | 01:28 BST
Tue, May 14, 2013 | 23:18 BST
Rovio Stars is a new publishing initiative from the makers of Angry Birds to highlight mobile development talent. The first game from the program is Icebreaker: A Viking Voyage – check out a trailer through the break.
Thu, May 09, 2013 | 03:01 BST
Rovio has released a free update for Angry Brids spin-off Bad Piggies, with 15 new levels. The update also adds suction cup tyres, boxing gloves, and a new feature called Everplay, which allows you to record and share your best (or worst) solutions. Get a taster through the break.
Fri, Apr 19, 2013 | 03:29 BST
One-time Playfish vice president of global studios Jami Laes has taken up a new role at Angry Birds developer Rovio. GamesIndustry reports Laes has been appointed executive vice president of games, heading up the games division, and replacing former incumbent Petri Järvilehto, who is moving on. Both sides gave some typical press release quotes about how much they adore each other and how swimmingly they’re going to get on. Meanwhile, Playfish looks to have been broken up and absorbed by EA.
Wed, Apr 03, 2013 | 14:24 BST
Rovio has released its financial report for 2012, which showed a revenue increase of 101% to €152.2 million ($195.1 million), compared to €75.6 million ($96.8 million) year-over-year. Net profit came in at €55.5 million ($71.1 million) compared to €35.4 million ($45.4 million) year-over-year. The firm’s Angry Birds franchise, as of December 2012, had hit 1 billion downloads and MAU across all platforms were 263 million. The total number of Rovio game downloads had hit over 1.7 billion, and studio now employs 518 people, up from 224 reported in 2011. Thanks, Gamespot.
Tue, Mar 26, 2013 | 21:51 GMT
Angry Birds Star Wars shows no signs of slowing down; the latest episode, Cloud City, takes the action even higher into the sky than usual, and also adds everyone’s favourite bounty hunter, Boba Fett. It hasn’t been dated but is expected soon. Check out some gameplay footage through the break.
Fri, Mar 08, 2013 | 11:54 GMT
Angry Birds Trilogy has received a new ‘Fowl Tempered’ DLC pack which catapults lots of new features and 135 stages into the mix.
Wed, Feb 06, 2013 | 22:58 GMT
A series of animated cartoons based on Angry Birds will become available in northern spring. Speaking to the Wall Street Journal, Rovio’s Mikael Hed couldn’t give details of where and how the shorts will be accessible, noting that distribution will be somewhat unusual. Angry Birds is a full-fledged phenomenon and has spawned a huge range of licensed tie-ins ranging from plushies to soft drinks. The animated shorts have been in the works for quite some time now.
Thanks, Pocket Gamer.
Tue, Jan 29, 2013 | 01:54 GMT
Angry Birds and Bad Piggies developer Rovio has opened its arms and coffers to third-party developers, hopefully leveraging its 263 million actively monthly users for the benefit of other creatives. Pocket Gamer reports the first title to sign with Rovio is Tiny Thief, a product of Spanish developer 5 Ants. A trailer for the cute little puzzler is available through the break; it’s expected to launch in May on PC and iPad.