Rovio News


Nintendo's Miyamoto praises Angry Birds

By Steve Watts, Apr 12, 2012 3:00pm PDT

Nintendo executive Shigeru Miyamoto extends some kind words to Rovio's Angry Birds, praising the controls, mixture of new and old game elements, and even saying he wishes he'd thought of it first.


"This is also true for practically all the flash and java based games people ignored between the ..."

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Angry Birds dev Rovio acquires Futuremark Games Studio

By Alice O'Connor, Mar 27, 2012 5:30am PDT

Futuremark has sold its Futuremark Game Studios Arm to Rovio, the developer of Angry Birds. Futuremark's keeping the Shattered Horizon, Hungribles and Unstoppable Gorg properties, though.


"It's funny how I said Angry Birds Space could have been higher than 99 cents. Found out level 3 ..."

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Angry Birds Space rockets to #1 paid app

By John Keefer, Mar 22, 2012 3:30pm PDT

Less than a day after launch, the Angry Birds newest adventure in space has landed them atop the charts as the #1 paid app on iOS.


"I can't tell if you are joking or not.. because there IS an ad-free version in the marketplace ..."

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Angry Birds Space trailer shows off first gameplay

By Steve Watts, Mar 08, 2012 1:00pm PST

Rovio debuted a trailer for Angry Birds Space, giving a first look at gameplay along with a science demonstration from NASA astronaut Don Pettit.


"Looks pretty slick, but how will it play on a phone? Looks like you really need a large screen ..."

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Rovio readies non-Angry Birds game; considers 3rd-party publishing

By Jeff Mattas, Feb 24, 2012 2:45pm PST

Angry Birds creator Rovio has a new non-Angry-Birds-themed game coming out in a "couple of months" and discusses its future, which may include 3rd-party publishing.


Angry Birds Space coming March 22

By Andrew Yoon, Feb 17, 2012 10:30am PST

The Angry Birds empire continues to expand. Rovio has announced its next Angry Birds game: Angry Birds Space.


"I am sure it will be a fun game, but it seems like Rovio is milking the IP for all its worth."

- TheEmissary see all 11 comments

Shack PSA: Angry Birds on Facebook today

By Andrew Yoon, Feb 14, 2012 7:00am PST

As promised, Angry Birds is now available on Facebook--just in case you can't get enough of the suicidal bird bombers on your iPhone, Android device, PS3, etc.


KISS Angry Birds is becoming a thing

By Andrew Yoon, Feb 03, 2012 9:00am PST

Gene Simmons and KISS are the poster children of the term "selling out." It appears KISS will be collaborating with one of gaming's biggest brands--Angry Birds.


"The bald eagle thing that annihilates the levels via IAP will be renamed Destroyer."

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Angry Birds launching onto Facebook next month

By Andrew Yoon, Jan 26, 2012 4:15pm PST

The Facebook version of Angry Birds is scheduled for a Valentine's Day launch and will offer new features not found in the mobile version of the game.


"I would wager 95% or more of Facebook's users are completely unaware of either of those versions"

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Rovio IPO not launching in 2012

By Steve Watts, Jan 20, 2012 11:30am PST

This year is too early to launch a Rovio IPO, according to company marketing chief Peter Vesterbacka.


"i cant believe they are going to become a publicly traded company based on one cell phone game. ..."

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Angry Birds: The Hunt for the Golden Pistachio launches today, optimized for Google Chrome

By Andrew Yoon, Dec 01, 2011 8:00am PST

Have you honed your Angry Bird skills? Good, because you'll be able to win prizes with the latest Rovio release: Angry Birds: The Hunt for the Golden Pistachio.


"A game you recognize: The hunt for the marketing marketing marketing mark."

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Angry Birds reaches half a billion downloads

By Steve Watts, Nov 02, 2011 11:15am PDT

Angry Birds has reached the 500 million downloads milestone, just months after announcing 350 million.


"It is disingenuous to consider the value of an entire company to be precisely equal to the ..."

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Angry Birds played by 30 million people per day

By Steve Watts, Oct 19, 2011 9:45am PDT

Angry Birds is played by 30 million people per day, according to North American general manager Andrew Stalbow.


"There are Angry Birds stuffed animals for sale in my grocery store."

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Angry Birds downloaded 350 million times

By Steve Watts, Sep 13, 2011 4:45pm PDT

Angry Birds has topped 350 million sales, and Rovio is looking into "entertainment partnerships" as they continue to focus on the mobile hit.


"I'm sure I've downloaded angry birds for my SGS a dozen times or so... (I change roms a lot, ..."

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Rovio considering console ports for Angry Birds

By Steve Watts, Jul 14, 2011 6:00pm PDT

Rovio's vice president of franchise development Ville Heijari talks about Angry Birds console ports, and reveals that the company is considering a variety of options for expanding the franchise.


"Though I sometimes enjoy playing this on my iPad while on the go, I can't see myself ever ..."

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