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”.
Far Cry 5: a tightly focused sandbox shooter about taking the fight directly to the source and oooooooooooh is that a fishing rod? Excuse me for the next three hours.
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Finnish mobile giant Rovio has completed its announced job cuts.
Boomlagoon, the Helsinki-based game development studio founded by former Angry Birds creators, has raised $3.6 million in funding which will aid the studio in the development of mobile titles.