Rovio is going to be launching a new game called Angry Birds Stella. This game will revolve around the pink character known as Stella. Stella appeared for the first time in Angry Birds Seasons. Stella and her friends will be featured in the game in the form of games, books, and toys.
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Rovio has denied that they are giving the National Security Agency (NSA) any data despite a leaked document from Edward Snowden alleging that they are helping the U.S. government spy on users. The data may include the age and location of the users, but may contain additional demographics. Rovio’s “Angry Birds” App was named as one of the “leaky” apps that can be used for a source of information by the NSA.
Hasbro, Inc. (NASDAQ:HAS) has sold over 1 million Telepods. Telepods are action figures that tie into the Angry Birds Star Wars II video game. Telepods let players import their favorite Angry Birds Star Wars characters into the game using the phone or tablet’s camera to scan a QR code.
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.
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: