Tag Archives: rovio
Wed, Mar 21, 2012 | 22:13 GMT
Rovio has transitioned from casual games developer to a full blown cultural force, and doesn’t intend to stop.
Wed, Mar 21, 2012 | 14:04 GMT
Rovio has released the launch trailer for Angry Birds Space which will be available for Android, iOS, PC, and Mac tomorrow, March 22. The title comes with 60 levels, six new characters and superpowers, and gameplay features based on a zero-gravity setting. The game will also be released at retail on April 20 courtesy of Focus Multimedia.
Thu, Mar 15, 2012 | 03:18 GMT
Rovio has thrown its weight behind MTV’s A Thin Line campaign, which aims to raise awareness of and crack down on cyber bullying.
Sat, Mar 10, 2012 | 14:40 GMT
Rovio’s plans for porting Angry Birds Space are just as ambitious as they were with the original, Rovio’s chief marketing Peter Vesterbacka has said the firm would like to see Angry Birds Space “on all the screens,” but due to limited resources, it focused on Android, iOS, Mac and PC for launch with other platforms coming “shortly after.”
Thu, Mar 08, 2012 | 21:51 GMT
Thu, Mar 08, 2012 | 15:51 GMT
Rovio has announced Angry Birds Space will launch with 60 levels, six new characters and superpowers, and gameplay features based on a zero-gravity setting.
Tue, Mar 06, 2012 | 11:17 GMT
Rovio’s launching a Cherry Blossoms update for Angry Birds Seasons this week for iOS, Android and Symbian devices. Feature a blossom-filled background from Mt Fuji, It’ll have 15 new levels and two additional bonus levels to boot.
Fri, Mar 02, 2012 | 10:22 GMT
Rovio’s intention with Angry Birds is to make it a “long-lasting brand,” CEO Peter Vesterbacka has said.
Fri, Feb 24, 2012 | 09:31 GMT
Angry Birds creator Rovio wants to treat its end users as human beings, not infinite cash cows.
Thu, Feb 23, 2012 | 18:10 GMT
Rovio has released a second teaser for Angry Birds in Space, which releases on March 22. An official announcement on the game is expected on March 8.
Fri, Feb 17, 2012 | 19:46 GMT
Wed, Feb 15, 2012 | 00:40 GMT
Catapult distressed avians at greedy porcine thieves on your social network. Assuming you can’t hide your smartphone and Facebook isn’t banned in your workplace, this may have made your day and ruined a vital report about plumbing supplies. You can post high scores to your news feeds to irritate your less-skilled friends, and soother their tempers by gifting them with power-ups for their own record attempts: Sling Scope, King Sling, Super Seeds and Birdquake.
Sat, Feb 04, 2012 | 10:40 GMT
VG247 tours Finland’s games companies to find discs dead, investment capital flowing like champagne and mobile development everywhere. Patrick Garratt reports.
Thu, Feb 02, 2012 | 23:16 GMT
“We’re talking with Sony games now. We are really trying to take it in areas that haven’t been done before and have stayed out of the marketplace because the ideas simply weren’t exciting enough. So while the gaming world is waiting for the KISS games that are going to explode, we’re busy taking the brand to places where no band has gone before. We’re talking with Angry Birds, KISS and Angry Birds, which will become a deal. It’s just endless what we can do, but we only do things when it’s right. Just because there are games, and just because there’s this or that out there, unless the deal is right and unless the content is exciting to our fans, we don’t do it.” – Gene Simmons on extending the KISS brand to video games and Angry Birds. Thanks, IndustryGamers.
Mon, Jan 30, 2012 | 23:23 GMT
Angry Birds developer Rovio’s boss feels that piracy isn’t always bad for business and can actually help in building an entertainment brand.
Thu, Jan 26, 2012 | 18:13 GMT
Rovio has announced Angry Birds is heading to Facebook in time for Valentine’s Day, and to celebrate, the firm will be hosting a launch event in Jakarta, Indonesia. The game will contain full-screen capabilities, leaderboards, higher quality animations, new power-ups you can earn or purchase for $0.99 such as earthquakes and bigger, better birds. The firm told Penn Olson that 40% of users were more interested in buying the power-ups, compared to 3 to 4% in other games. Thanks, Gamasutra.
Fri, Jan 20, 2012 | 14:04 GMT
Rovio CEO Peter Vesterbacka has confirmed the company has no plans to have a public offering this year on either the New York or Hong Kong Stock Exchange.
Wed, Jan 04, 2012 | 15:18 GMT
Rovio has announced that 6.5 million people downloaded Angry Birds to their smartphones on Christmas Day, double the number of phone activations estimated to have occurred over the holidays. “We’re really excited to have such a massive number of new people get acquainted with Angry Birds over the holidays — we have exciting new releases lined up for 2012, and can’t wait to introduce them to the public,” Rovio’s Ville Heijari told AllThingsD. The figure represents all three versions of the game: Angry Birds, Angry Birds Seasons and Angry Birds Rio, in both paid and free downloads. The number of downloads for the game is up over Christmas 2010, when 2 million people acquired the game on both iOS and Android devices. Thanks, Joystiq.
Fri, Dec 16, 2011 | 10:53 GMT
Rovio has reportedly said in a Finnish newspaper this morning it’s to plan an IPO for the Hong Kong Stock Exchange in the next two years. Speaking to Tekniikka&Talous weekly, CEO Peter Vesterbacka said the Angry Birds company was aiming to have market capitalization similar to Disney. “That is the target. There is no reason why we should not be able to build a company of that size,” he said (via Reuters), adding revenues from the company for this year would be $100 million compared to $10 million in 2010.
Fri, Dec 09, 2011 | 16:04 GMT
Rovio’s very popular Angry Birds will turn two years old on December 11, and the firm is celebrating with a Happy Birthday update which unlocks all episodes and adds an extra 15 levels.