The European Investment Bank (EIB) is providing Rovio with 25 million euros in financing to boost development of its mobile gaming platform. Rovio, the company behind Angry Birds, is one of the first investments by the EIB’s program to give loans to innovative startups for spurring growth.
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Boomlagoon is a Finnish mobile game studio, created by former Angry Birds creators, that has raised $3.6 million in funding. This round of funding was provided by European investors Northzone, Inventure, and 360 Capital Partners with participation from existing investors Jari Ovaskainen and London Venture Partners.
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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.
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.