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Rovio Entertainment is following through with its plan to make significant workforce reductions this year. The cuts, which Rovio first announced in early October, will remove 110 employees. As part of the reorganization, the Angry Birds game developer is closing its Tampere, Finland studio and moving many positions to Espoo, Finland. The cuts come as Rovio is promoting its upcoming Angry Birds movie, which is expected to hit theaters in July. Image Credit: RovioInitially, Rovio planned to cut 130 employees, which would have amounted to about 16% of its 800-person worldwide... Read more...
Just when you thought Rovio was out of ideas for new Angry Birds titles, another one is coming this fall called “Angry Birds: Stella”, a game apparently targeted toward girls that features the pink bird and a new cast of characters. Although the tag line on the press image for the game--”Best friends forever, most of the time”--makes Angry Birds Stella sound like a middle school catfight, Rovio’s actual announcement makes the game sound more interesting. “Angry Birds Stella is breaking the mold by introducing strong, passionate characters who really stand for... Read more...
The unofficial mark for when a game franchise reaches maturity is when there is a sufficient number of beloved characters and a wide-enough user base to launch a kart game. In the tradition of Nintendo and its now-legendary MarioKart series, Rovio is releasing a kart version of Angry Birds this December. “Angry Birds Go!” looks like your standard 3D kart racing game. You can choose from a variety of both bird and pig characters, and there are upgradeable vehicles, ways to take out your opponents with special abilities, and multiple tracks and rich environments. Rovio also stated that... Read more...
While many of us are pretending to be mature, composed, and diffident instead of childishly gleeful about the impending release of Angry Birds Star Wars II on September 19th, there’s even more reason to get excited: Rovio will be releasing the game on consoles, so you can enjoy your Star Wars prequel adventures on the big screen as well as on mobile devices. A YouTube video posted by RovioMobile shows that Angry Birds Star Wars II will be available for the Xbox 360, Playstation 3, PlayStation Vita, Nintendo Wii and Wii U, and Nintendo 3DS. They’ll all be out on October 29th in the U.S.... Read more...
We may not cover casual gaming too often here, but when it comes to a global phenomenon like Angry Birds, it's worth alerting the world that something is up. And that something is a new Rovio title en route. The creators of Angry Birds have today announced their newest game, Bad Piggies, launching September 27 for iOS, Android and Mac, with Windows Phone, Windows 8 and other PC counterparts to ship after that. What's wild is that this game is supposedly taking a different route -- there won't be a slingshot in sight. That's a massively different direction, and while the company has seen success... Read more...
After spending so much time making the monster casual gaming hit Angry Birds and its several variants, developer Rovio was probably glad to have a new project to work on; the dev team is certainly even more delighted to see that a non-Angry Birds game could be a hit for the company. “Amazing Alex”, Rovio’s new baby, launched on Thursday and has already shot to the top of the App Store’s charts where it took the number one spot in the paid apps area. Of course, that doesn’t mean that the game has even a fraction of the staying power of Angry Birds--but even if it doesn’t... Read more...
What do you get when you cross one of the most popular casual games of all time with a smart TV equipped with gesture and voice recognition? Angry Birds on your big TV, that’s what. Samsung announced a new Angry Birds Smart TV app for its ES7000/8000/9000 smart TVs that will let users play the game natively, right from the TV itself. However novel playing Angry Birds on a big screen may be, that’s only part of the experience; the smart TVs are equipped with the company’s Smart Interaction technology that uses Kinect-like gesture and voice recognition to let users controls what’s... Read more...