Category Archives: Rovio
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.
Thu, Oct 04, 2012 | 12:33 BST
Rovio Stockholm head Oskar Burman has called out the way developers treat Kickstarter, specifically the way they offer themselves up as prizes for high-paying backers.
Tue, Sep 25, 2012 | 08:38 BST
Angry Birds Trilogy hits Xbox 360, PS3 and Nintendo 3DS this week, and developer Rovio has revealed a launch trailer to mark the occasion. It blends live action with gameplay, and shows the human world under siege from plush birds. It’s great, watch it below.
Mon, Sep 24, 2012 | 13:33 BST
Angry Birds Trilogy is coming to Xbox 360, PS3 and 3DS across Europe on September 28th, but you might want to start training for it now, because the game houses one achievement that will take you about 300 hours to achieve, according to developer Rovio.
Fri, Sep 21, 2012 | 11:46 BST
Angry Birds sequel Bad Piggies is getting a boxed retail edition, published by Focus Entertainment. The publisher has just revealed pricing and release details, as well as bonus goodies bundled with the game.
Tue, Sep 18, 2012 | 00:58 BST
Bad Piggies, the latest Rovio effort, is due next week, and has players building vehicles to guide the Angry Birds’ porcine foes through a series of obstacles.
Tue, Aug 14, 2012 | 04:33 BST
Forbes reports Rovio’s Julien Fourgeaud, a digital strategist with the delightful job title of “new product wizard”, has left the Angry Birds developer. Amusingly, the two-year veteran said he’s off to work on “the true mobile device”, at electric sports car start up Scarlet Motors. Rovio CEO Mikael Hed is said to have taken the sudden departure in his stride, praising Fourgeaud’s entrepreneurial spirit. It’s the third senior departure from Rovio so far this year although Angry Birds continues to sell like hotcakes.
Wed, Aug 08, 2012 | 12:28 BST
Angry Birds is the craze that will not stop, and Rovio’s licensed plush toys will net the studio and the toy manufacturer Commonwealth Toy & Novelty Co around $400 million in 2012 alone.
Wed, Jun 27, 2012 | 15:41 BST
Rovio’s Teemu Huuhtanen has said while coverage of casual games is important, most titles benefit the most from word of mouth and consumers don’t need or use reviews when choosing what to buy.
Thu, Jun 07, 2012 | 00:31 BST
At Activision’s E3 2012 booth, the publisher is reportedly showing a teaser reel with one of Rovio’s Angry Birds. IGN queried this odd little inclusion and was asked to “Wait until you see it on consoles in HD”. An announcement is expected in the next few weks.
Thu, May 24, 2012 | 14:01 BST
A Latvian company has been fined £50,000 for putting fake versions of Angry Birds, Assassin’s Creed and Cut the Rope onto the Android Market.
Tue, May 22, 2012 | 09:49 BST
Rovio’s teasing something the next Angry Birds release, this time tied in with Finnish Formula One driver Heikki Kovalainen. No other details are in the public domain on what it’ll entail, though. PocketGamer reckons this’ll be a web browser affair only, with no plans for an iOS and Android release.