Tag Archives: Angry Birds
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.
Thu, May 16, 2013 | 01:28 BST
Tue, May 07, 2013 | 16:11 BST
Rovio has announced Rovio Account, which allows users store your game progress and continue playing games on another device. This will allow you to continue playing on your tablet once you get home from the office and have put your mobile away. It also works for homes with multiple users on one device. So far, the new feature is available in The Croods game globally, and in the classic Angry Birds game on iOS in Finland and Poland. Rovio Account will gradually be introduced into more areas in the future along with new features.
Fri, May 03, 2013 | 18:01 BST
As the App Store heads towards the magical 50 billion download figure, Apple has released a list of the top 50 apps of all time – both paid and free.
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, Feb 26, 2013 | 20:58 GMT
The Angry Birds cartoon series will debut next month, Rovio has announced. Starting on March 16, each week, a new episode featuring the latest adventures of the birds and the piggies will debut online through the official website. Bookmark it now if you’re interested. A teaser video is below.
Fri, Feb 15, 2013 | 13:52 GMT
Activision and Rovio have announced that the Angry Birds Trilogy has sold over one million units worldwide. The firms jointly released the Anger Management DLC recently, which features 130 extra puzzles from content such as Wreck the Halls and Birdday Party. The trilogy was released in September 2012 for 3DS, PS3 with Move support, and Xbox 360 with Kinect integration. It will release for Wii and Wii U sometime this year.
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 | 01:53 GMT
Rovio has announced that games in the Angry Birds franchise were downloaded 8 million times on Christmas Day, and 30 million times during the week of December 22-29.
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, Oct 26, 2012 | 17:57 BST
Bad Piggies is now available in stores for PC, Focus Multimedia has announced. Bad Piggies has players creating “ultimate machines” to get the Pigs safely to the eggs they love to chomp on so much. Bad Piggies PC will run you £9.99. A video is below.
Thu, Oct 25, 2012 | 16:49 BST
Angry Birds Star Wars PC will be in UK stores during November, Focus Multimedia has announced.
Fri, Oct 05, 2012 | 15:48 BST
Angry Birds and Star Wars are not two things which seem related, but Rovio is teasing something, something, something Dark Side with this teaser shot posted by Joystiq. Also, an Angry Birds Tumblr page has popped up showing an animated version of said screenshots. Could it be a Star Wars themed level for Angry Birds Space? On the Tumblr page, it says to head to Times Square, New York on October 8 at 10am EST – or head to Toys R Us at 8am EST. Maybe it’s a toy, then. At this point, only Rovio knows for sure.
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, Sep 04, 2012 | 15:30 BST
Rovio has announced Bad Piggies, a sequel to Angry Birds, will arrive on iOS, Android, and Mac, Rovio has announced.
Tue, Aug 28, 2012 | 13:27 BST
Angry Birds is everywhere, and now the feathered vigilantes are infiltrating the NFL. The Philadelphia Eagles team are getting their own version of Angry Birds on their Facebook page, together with a football-themed level and new unit type.
Tue, Aug 21, 2012 | 04:02 BST
Green Day and Rovio have teamed up to promote the band’s upcoming new albums through the medium of Angry Birds Friends. The trio appear as pigs, and you can hear some songs. This is gaming in 2012. Check it out on Facebook or just head through the break to see a trailer smartly summarising the whole experience so you don’t have to have it.
Tue, Aug 14, 2012 | 14:28 BST
Rovio continues to take over the world. The Angry Birds developer has kicked off Gamescom by announcing a new studio and general manager.
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.