Rovio, the company behind Angry Birds, is now developing games for third party companies. The first couple of games that Rovio is developing are Icebreaker: A Viking Voyage (Nitrome Ltd.) and Tiny Thief (5 Ants). Both games will be coming soon on iOS. Tiny Thief will also launch on Android. This will give the two games major visibility considering that Rovio is unofficially considered a “white-listed” company with Apple.
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Rovio, the company behind the popular Angry Birds franchise, has announced that they are launching a new service called Rovio Account. Rovio Account will let you store your game progress and continue playing games where you left off on another device. Rovio Account is currently available in The Croods game globally and the classic Angry Birds game on iOS in Finland and Poland. This feature will be introduced into other areas in the future soon.
Rovio, the Espoo-based company that is behind the Angry Birds franchise, has reported slightly under $200 million in 2012 revenues. The company also reported $71 million in 2012 profits. This is full year revenue growth of 101%. The company’s 2011 revenues were $96 million. Not bad considering that the company turned down a $2 billion acquisition offer from Zynga.
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Rovio CEO Mikael Hed said that the company will be launching a series of short cartoon-syle episodes that features the bird and pig characters in the popular Angry Birds game. Rovio was anticipating that the short cartoons would be ready by fall of 2012, but it was pushed back.
Rovio had a great holiday season. The company’s Angry Birds franchise hit 8 million downloads on Christmas day. Between the week of December 22 and December 29, the company saw 30 million downloads of Angry Birds games. A lot of the downloads were driven by Apple featuring their newest games like Bad Piggies and Angry Birds Star Wars. Check out the infographic below of the company’s milestone:
Rovio Entertainment has announced that they will be releasing an Angry Birds 3D CGI animated movie in summer 2016. The company made the movie announcement on the third anniversary of the release of the game. Rovio will be working with Despicable Me producer John Cohen. Iron Man executive producer David Maisel was named the executive producer of the Angry Birds movie.
Rovio is getting ready to launch a new Angry Birds game called Angry Birds Star Wars. The game will be released on November 8th. The Angry Birds characters will be dressed up in Star Wars characters like Luke Skywalker, Han Solo, Darth Vader, and Princess Leia. The game will be based in an Angry Birds Space theme. The Angry Birds Star Wars game will lead to a set of new merchandise. Below is a trailer for the new game:
Rovio is working on creating a new version of Angry Birds that will have a tie-in with Star Wars somehow. Rovio will be revealing the news at an event on October 8 at the Toys “R” Us in Time Square, New York City. It is unknown whether is will be an add-on to Angry Birds Space or not. The traction of Rovio’s games are still strong. Rovio’s newest game “Bad Piggies” is ranked number one on the Apple App Store right now. [Engadget]