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 Account will require an e-mail address to sign up. Rovio Account will let multiple users save their progress on a shared device, which is useful for families that like to work together in beating a game. No word yet on whether Rovio will add Rovio Account to Angry Birds Space or Bad Piggies yet.
When you register, your current game progress from the device will be saved to the cloud. If someone has already registered an account on that same device, it will ask you if you want to save the device’s progress or not. Power-ups in the games are stored per device, but not on other devices.
Last month, Rovio reported nearly $200 million in 2012 revenues and $71 million in profits. The company also recently launched mobile apps for the Angry Birds Friends franchise.