Tag Archives: rovio
Tue, Jul 10, 2012 | 16:17 BST
Rovio has announced the Angry Birds Trilogy Activision teased during E3 will is being revamped for HDTV’s for Ps3 and Xbox 360, the firm’s EVP of game Petri Järvilehto has said. It is also coming to 3DS. “You can think of the game as the ultimate collector’s edition,” he told IGN. “There are new cinematics, extras and other entertaining content. In addition all of the existing material has been uprezzed and re-treated for the high-resolution and big screen.” The collection will include Angry Birds, Angry Birds Seasons and Angry Birds Rio on one disc or 3DS cartridge. It will also support Kinect. Mobe, and StreetPass for each respective system. Expect it to land around the holidays.
Sat, Jun 09, 2012 | 21:37 BST
Rovio CEO Mikael Hed has said the firm is considering moving its headquarters from Finland to Dublin in order to take advantage of Ireland’s 12.5% tax rate. Speaking with the Irish Times, Hed said the tax rate is a plus in the country’s favor, as Finland’s current rate is 24%. Currently, the firm employs a staff of 400 in Finland, and Hed said an Irish studio could also end up manufacturing Angry Birds, and other titles the firm is working on. and other new games they have created. “We are considering [Ireland,] said Hed. “It is something that we need to look at. For now we have stayed in Finland. But it is on top of our minds.”
Wed, Jun 06, 2012 | 15:53 BST
Wed, May 23, 2012 | 16:58 BST
Rovio has announced Angry Birds on Facebook has left beta. Angry Birds Friends now includes a tournament mode, new weekly levels, and more ways to earn power-ups. Weekly tournaments last from Monday to Sunday allowing folks to compete with friends on four different levels. The best overall score will earn a gold trophy, with silver and bronze for second and third place in four new levels every week, available exclusively in tournament mode. Players can also earn power-ups through tournament mode, and earn three power-ups bundles for a gold trophy, two for silver, and one for bronze. Players also get a power-up for each tournament level they play, and one for participating in the tournament. Go hit it up now.
Thu, May 10, 2012 | 20:22 BST
Rovio has acquired the rights to the Casey’s Contraptions IP from Snappy Touch and Mystery Coconut, and the firm will release a new game in the series this summer. The original iPad title has been removed from the App Store. The new physics-based puzzler will be the first title from the developer that’s not Angry Birds-centric, and upon release the game will initially launch on iOS and Android before extending to other platforms. Thanks, Gamasutra.
Wed, May 09, 2012 | 17:14 BST
Rovio announced in its latest financial report that its Angry Birds franchise has been downloaded 1 billion times.
Wed, May 09, 2012 | 00:10 BST
Mon, May 07, 2012 | 14:16 BST
Rovio has recorded revenue of €75.4 million euros for FY2011, 30% of which came from licensing and merchandising The company’s employee count grew from 28 to 224 in the period. Profit stood at €48 million. The latest Angry Birds release, Space, has been downloaded more than 50 million times.
Mon, Apr 30, 2012 | 23:22 BST
The latest entry in Rovio’s phenomenally successful bird slinging series has hit a whopping milestone.
Thu, Apr 26, 2012 | 03:25 BST
Update your iOS install of Angry Birds Space to benefit from the freshly-released Fry Me To The Moon update. The free pack adds in ten new levels in which those troublesome pigs orbit icy planets, making them even harder to take down. Angry Birds Space has totted up over 20 million downloads through the App Store, so all iDevice fans will score 20 free space eagles. Nice.
Fri, Apr 20, 2012 | 16:00 BST
Focus Multimedia has announced Rovio’s Angry Birds Space is now available at UK retail for PC, and online through its online store. It will run you £10.20.
Tue, Apr 17, 2012 | 11:32 BST
Bloomberg‘s reporting that Rovio turned down a $2 billion takeover from Zynga. The piece, which takes a look at its acquisition and merger practices, cites sources familiar with the matter. No word on when the offer was made is mentioned in the article, however. Rovio has said its looking at an IPO for sometime next year, while Zynga recently bought Draw Everything studio OMGPop for $180 million.
Thu, Apr 12, 2012 | 11:35 BST
The Mayans were right: the apocalypse is nigh.
Mon, Apr 02, 2012 | 23:57 BST
Rovio has detailed the long-promised Angry Birds animated series.
Thu, Mar 29, 2012 | 13:52 BST
Rovio’s announced it’ll open a brand new studio in Sweden later this year. The Angry Birds outfit is looking to hold 20-30 employees at the venue near Stockholm, with a search already underway for a general manager. Rovio also has locations in Tampere, Finland and in Shanghai.
Tue, Mar 27, 2012 | 10:40 BST
Angry Birds creator Rovio has announced its bought fellow Finnish company Futuremark Games Studio.
Mon, Mar 26, 2012 | 14:07 BST
Angry Birds Space was downloaded 10 million times in its first three days, Rovio has said. It said in a tweet: “10 million Angry Birds Space downloads in less than 3 days! Thanks to our fans, stay tuned for more!”
The title launched on iOS, Android, Mac and PC last week, with a Windows Phone 7 version coming soon at some point.
Fri, Mar 23, 2012 | 15:48 GMT
Angry Birds Space debuted yesterday, and automatically hit the number one position on the App Store, knocking the super, fun Draw Something off its cushy perch. The latest pig beat ‘em up landed on iOS, PC, and Android.
Thu, Mar 22, 2012 | 17:29 GMT
A PC demo of Angry Birds Space is now available through GamersHell if you would like to get the game a try before you buy it. It’s out today for iOS, Android and PC.
Thu, Mar 22, 2012 | 10:27 GMT