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 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.
Rovio, the company behind the Angry Birds franchise, is teaming up with DreamWorks Animation to create a game for iOS and Android. The game is centered around The Croods, an upcoming film that is about an animated caveman family. The game will be released on March 14th and The Croods will be released in theaters on March 22nd. Below is a trailer for the game:
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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.