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  • Rovio Hopes Amazing Alex Will Catapult It Past Angry Birds Into Its $9bn IPO

    Rovio Hopes Amazing Alex Will Catapult It Past Angry Birds Into Its $9bn IPO

    Angry-bird maker Rovio has shown that it’s more than a one-trick pony with the release today of Amazing Alex, a physics game that perhaps draws on the original trajectory physics of those annoyed Birds. This time, the game centers around whiz kid Alex and his creations, where players set up objects to bounce, pop, ricochet, bash, and crash into each other and thus create a device to… Read More

  • Kiosked Nabs $5.75M From Rovio Chairman To Give Publishers An Alternative To Banner Ads

    Kiosked Nabs $5.75M From Rovio Chairman To Give Publishers An Alternative To Banner Ads

    Banner ads have been around for over a decade, and though they may have been effective back in the mid-’90s, today they just feel like relics. You probably can’t remember the last time you clicked on one. (I know I can’t.) Sure, display advertising is evolving, and marketers still spend billions on display, but as much as we try to spruce them up, they remain one of the… Read More

  • Wreckateer: Microsoft Aims For Angry Birds With New Casual Game

    Wreckateer: Microsoft Aims For Angry Birds With New Casual Game

    We haven’t been paying much attention to new games this E3 but a new title, Wreckateer, should be interesting to casual gamers who have a passing familiarity with another title involving avians who are peeved. The game uses the Kinect interface to allow you to pull back a giant crossbow and throw rocks and bombs at ugly green trolls in castles. Using hand gestures you can move the… Read More

  • Rovio’s FB App, Angry Birds Friends, Flies Out Of Beta With Tournament Mode, New Levels & More

    Rovio’s FB App, Angry Birds Friends, Flies Out Of Beta With Tournament Mode, New Levels & More

    Well, well, well. As if you couldn’t get your fix of sling-shotting irascible fowl on every other mobile and social platform known to man, Rovio announced this morning that Angry Birds for Facebook (officially known as Angry Birds Friends) has finally done flown the coop and left the warm nest of its beta. Avian double-speak aside, what does that mean exactly? It means that, having… Read More

  • 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

  • Rovio: Angry Birds Space Downloaded 10M Times In 3 Days

    Rovio: Angry Birds Space Downloaded 10M Times In 3 Days

    The Mighty Eagle has landed! Released late last week, the latest edition of Rovio’s Angry Birds franchise was downloaded 10 million times in its first three days. Unfortunately since the announcement came by way of a tweet, it doesn’t include detailed data concerning platform penetration or the number of people who paid $.99 for the extra levels (I did). But 10 million in three days! Read More