Angry Birds

  • Angry Birds Catapults Itself To One Billion Downloads

    Angry Birds Catapults Itself To One Billion Downloads

    A little footnote — no, actually, a big footnote — to Rovio’s news earlier this week that revenues had increased by more than tenfold in 2011: the games developer says that its Angry Birds games have now passed the one billion download mark. Finland-based Rovio notes that this is taking into account the full range of games, including the original Angry Birds, Angry Birds… Read More

  • Rovio’s Big Year: Angry Birds Helps Gaming Company Soar To $106M In Sales, 648M Downloads

    Rovio’s Big Year: Angry Birds Helps Gaming Company Soar To $106M In Sales, 648M Downloads

    We all know what a wild success the Angry Birds franchise has been for Rovio, with the best-selling mobile games spawning cookbooks, toys and much more besides. Today the company revealed just what kind of an impact that has had on its bottom line for its really Big Year. The company today issued a statement that noted that the company made $106.3 million (€75.4m) in revenue in 2011… Read More

  • Rovio: Angry Birds Space Downloaded 50 Million Times In 35 Days

    Rovio: Angry Birds Space Downloaded 50 Million Times In 35 Days

    Rovio to Houston. The Mighty Eagle as landed. Big time. Rovio just took to Twitter to announce that its latest Angry Birds installment, Angry Birds Space, was downloaded 50 million times in 35 days. As the company brags, that makes Angry Birds Space the fastest growing mobile game in history. People clearly cannot get enough of flinging upset birds at moderately evil (or perhaps… Read More

  • D’oh! Homer Simpson, And His Donut, May Show Up In Angry Birds Space

    D’oh! Homer Simpson, And His Donut, May Show Up In Angry Birds Space

    We heard from Peter Vesterbacka himself that Angry Birds Space would be Rovio’s biggest launch yet. It’s had crazy success since its launch in March, and in proper Rovio fashion, the company has just released an update to the next level: “Fry Me To The Moon.” But with access to the next level, we also get a glimpse of what the level past that might look like, and… Read More

  • Angry Birds’ Maker Rovio Ups Its Game, Buys Futuremark’s Games Studio

    Angry Birds’ Maker Rovio Ups Its Game, Buys Futuremark’s Games Studio

    Rovio has made a killing out of its Angry Birds franchise, and today it announced a deal that points to how the mobile games maker is hard at work developing what could well be the follow up to that: it has bought Futuremark Games Studio, the gaming arm of software developer Futuremark. Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. The team behind Futuremark Games Studio, based in Finland… Read More

  • Update: Analyst: No Angry Birds Space On WP7 Affects Nokia Recovery (Rovio Says It’s Working On It)

    Update: Analyst: No Angry Birds Space On WP7 Affects Nokia Recovery (Rovio Says It’s Working On It)

    Update: The CEO of Rovio, Mikael Hed, has dismissed reports that the company is not developing its latest Angry Birds game for the Windows Phone platform. “We are working towards getting Angry Birds Space to WP7,” he told Reuters. Original post follows below. Yesterday, the day that Rovio launched its newest game, Angry Birds Space, it also said it has no plans to develop the game… Read More

  • Angry Birds Space Lands At Last

    Angry Birds Space Lands At Last

    Bird-lovers and pig-haters, today is your lucky day: Rovio has finally pushed the button on the launch of its newest installation of its hugely successful Angry Birds franchise: Angry Birds Space. The game — which Mighty Eagle Peter Vesterbacka told us last week will be its biggest launch yet — is marked by new characters, a new physics engine and a whole new setting that will… Read More

  • The Mighty Eagle Himself, Peter Vesterbacka, Offers First In-Depth Demo Of Angry Birds Space

    The Mighty Eagle Himself, Peter Vesterbacka, Offers First In-Depth Demo Of Angry Birds Space

    I’ve been excited about Angry Birds Space since before I even knew about it. It’s like that awful Savage Garden song: “I think I dreamed it into life.” The only thing is that I didn’t dream it into life; Peter Vesterbacka and his amazing team at Rovio did. And after getting a sneak peek at the latest and greatest Angry Birds, I can confidently say that this will… Read More

  • Rovio Goes Gravity-Free With Angry Birds Space (Video)

    Rovio Goes Gravity-Free With Angry Birds Space (Video)

    Curious how Rovio planned on dealing with physics in the forthcoming Angry Birds Space? I have been, too. If we presume that Rovio is playing by the physical laws of space, a lack of gravity fundamentally changes the game. But apparently, that’s the point. Rovio took us to the international space station, courtesy of the video below of course, to show us a little bit about how the… Read More

  • After Conquering The World, Our Favorite Angry Birds Head Into Space On March 22

    After Conquering The World, Our Favorite Angry Birds Head Into Space On March 22

    I’m not even going to pretend that you don’t know what Angry Birds is… that would be insulting to both you and the game. But do you know what Angry Birds Space is? Nah, I didn’t think so. And truth be told, I’m not quite sure what it is either. According to Rovio, Angry Birds Space will be the biggest launch for the company to date. Remember what a big deal… Read More