Category Archives: Rovio
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.
Tue, Dec 18, 2012 | 07:27 GMT
Like it says on the box; Angry Birds Star Wars is now available on Facebook. You can indulge your sci fi and avian obsession in a number of places now – Android, iDevice, Mac and PC as well as the new in-browser social network option. The licensed title was recently updated with 20 new levels.
Fri, Nov 30, 2012 | 00:07 GMT
A free update to licensed crossover Angry Birds: Star Wars has added s bevy of new content.
Wed, Nov 28, 2012 | 22:14 GMT
Three of the core members of Rovio during its rise to success with Angry Birds have secured funding for their newly-launched studio, Boomlagoon. VentureBeat reports Antti Stén built Rovio’s cloud infrastructure; Ilkka Halila was Rovio’s lead programmer; and Tuomas Erikoinen designed Angry Birds’ graphics, so the new team represents a significant slice of talent. There’s no word yet on what Boomlagoon will produce beyond “world-class games” and “a massive business franchise with a compelling pipeline of upcoming titles”.
Fri, Nov 23, 2012 | 00:47 GMT
Yet more evidence of the phenomenal popularity of Angry Birds, now officially capable of burying some of the biggest brands in the world.
Thu, Nov 08, 2012 | 13:49 GMT
Angry Birds: Star Wars has launched on Android, iOS and Windows Phone. Reviews of Rovio’s money-spinning title have also begun. Get the app details, pricing and scores below.
Mon, Nov 05, 2012 | 17:05 GMT
Angry Birds: Star Wars developer Rovio has released a new gameplay trailer for its sci-fi mash up, this time showing off Luke’s lightsaber abilities, Han blasting lasers in space and a massive Chewie smashing imperial pigs to death. Watch the madness below.
Wed, Oct 31, 2012 | 22:16 GMT
Angry Birds: Star Wars sure is a thing, and here is further video proof of it, this time featuring the franchise’s most famous droids.
Fri, Oct 12, 2012 | 13:27 BST
Angry Birds: Star Wars developer Rovio has explained its launch plans for its lucrative partnership with LucasArts and toy manufacturer Hasbro, stating “It’s going to be an Angry Birds holiday.”
Mon, Oct 08, 2012 | 16:31 BST
Bad Piggies, the spin-of to Rovio’s juggernaut Angry Birds franchise has been blitzing the App Store charts since it launched. But today it was revealed that a fake version of the game has stung over 80,000 Google Chrome users with adware viruses. More below.