Rovio Releases “The Croods” Game, Inspired By The Dreamworks Animated Film

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Rovio has just released its latest game, based on the Dreamworks animated film “The Croods”.

The Finnish based mobile gaming company partnered with Dreamworks to make the game a reality, using the same characters and premise in the game as you might see in the movie. It’s quite simple: The Croods are a family of cavemen trying to progress past the stone age with new ideas.

Traveling from landscape to landscape, the Croods work to hunt and gather food to stay alive, discovering and taming new creatures along the way.

And by “creatures”, I literally mean “creatures.” Rovio describes these creatures as unlike “anything you’ve ever seen” with names like Girelephant or Molarbear. There’s even a hint of Pokemon in the press release on Rovio’s blog: “Think you can catch them all?”

You can also get help from the family patriarch, Grug, to create inventions, a little like Bad Piggies creating vehicles. And, if that wasn’t enough, users can also customize their characters and homes with accessories.

Rovio has plenty of experience working with film studios on projects. The company released Angry Birds Rio alongside 20th Century Fox’s Rio movie, and Angry Birds Star Wars has been a hit since inception.

The collaboration also makes sense considering that Rovio has cartoon plans of its own, short animated films which will be distributed weekly through their game apps themselves.

The app is available now on iOS and Android.