Mikael Hed Posts

Rovio Is Distributing Angry Birds Toons Through Mobile Games

Rovio is going to distribute a cartoon called “Angry Birds Toons” through the popular Angry Birds game even though they are seeing a decline in the playtime of their games.  Angry Birds was downloaded about 1.7 billion times according to App Annie.

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Angry Birds Cartoon Is Coming This Spring

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.

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Angry Birds Sequel “Bad Piggies” Coming September 27th

Rovio is launching a sequel to Angry Birds called “Bad Piggies.”  The sequel will be coming to iOS, Android, and the Mac App Store on September 27th.   In the new game, Rovio will no longer use the slingshot to fling the birds.  They will be using new mechanics.  “There’s a lot of empathy towards the lovable enemies from the Angry Birds games, and we’ve been constantly asked: what about the pigs’ side of the story?” stated Rovio CEO Mikael Hed. “Bad Piggies gives you the chance to play as the second-most-loved characters in the Angry Birds universe, and explore this rich world through their green eyes.”  The game will be rolled out to Windows Phone and Windows 8 shortly after the September 27th release.

Rovio’s Angry Birds Surpasses 1 Billion Downloads

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Rovio has released their first financial figures this past week. Rovio is still debating whether or not to go public sometime. “This is a decision of Rovio’s owners if Rovio will file for IPO, when it would be and in what market,” stated Rovio CEO Mikael Hed. “These kind of decisions have not been made.”
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Angry Birds Sees 500 Million Downloads

Rovio’s Angry Birds has reached a major milestone. The company has hit 500 million downloads in under 2 years since the game launched. Angry Birds is a mobile game where players uses a slingshot to throw birds at pigs that stole their eggs. Angry Birds has stayed at the top of the charts since they launched for the Apple iPhone on December 11, 2009.
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Rovio Looking Into An IPO

Talouselämä is a business magazine in Finland that published information about Angry Birds game development company Rovio. Rovio is planning to go public in New York according to the article. Rovio Chairman Kaj Hed said that the company’s $42 million in funding was a direction that step. Hed is the father of Rovio CEO Mikael Hed.
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