A team of former mobile game industry veterans has banded together to build free-to-play "modern mobile games" in Helsinki, Finland....
(Video Link) Rovio Entertainment, the company which produces the Angry Birds series of video games, plans to release a new game which features Angry Birds characters as Transformers. Embedded above is a clever trailer for the game. It takes visual cues from the 80s Transformers cartoon, especially the opening sequence. Show More Summary
After establishing the effectiveness of poultry as winged demolition teams, Angry Birds series creator Rovio Entertainment has announced its CEO, Mikael Hed, will leave his perch on January 1, 2015. Former Senior Vice President of Nokia Pekka Rantala...
Rovio has announced that it will replace founder Mikael Hed as chief executive in January. The change, as the Wall Street Journal notes, is perhaps the first sign that the struggling company is aware that its plans to continue bastardizing the Angry Birds franchise might not be enough to save it. Show More Summary
Rovio CEO Mikael Hed, who helped found the company five years ago, is stepping down at the beginning of next year, the Angry Birds maker announced Friday morning. Hed will be succeeded by Pekka Rantala, who currently serves as the company's chief commercial officer, on Jan. Show More Summary
With over half a decade leading Rovio's flock, CEO Mikael Hed announced today that he will be stepping down as the company's head man starting January 1st of next year. The co-founder will hand over the keys to the Angry Birds developer to Pekka...
The CEO of Rovio, the video game developer behind the mobile megahit Angry Birds, will step down at the end of the year, the company announced Friday. Mikael Hed, who has led the Finland-based Rovio since Angry Birds first hooked millions of smartphone users in 2009, will hand the reins over to Pekka Rantala, currently…
Today Mikael Hed announced he would be stepping down as CEO of Rovio and that former Nokia exec Pekka Rantala would be taking his place in 2015. The developer has quickly gone from being a company that no one had ever heard of to one of the biggest...
Are we seeing the collapse of freemium game makers as the monster money spinners they were a year or so back? Following the recent news that the recently-public Candy Crush Saga maker King had posted a disappointing quarter in terms of … Read more ›
Finland's Rovio, the maker of the Angry Birds mobile game, said it has hired Pekka Rantala from beverage maker Hartwall to take over as its new chief executive by the beginning of next year. Current CEO Mikael Hed, son of board chairman...Show More Summary
Rovio, the maker of Angry Birds, has a new CEO. Pekka Rantala succeeds Mikael Hed in the position. We are updating this post live. Refresh the page or click here for updates. Here is the full press release: Mikael Hed passes the hoodie...Show More Summary
A changing of the hoodie at Rovio, the Finalnd-based creator of the catapulting Angry Birds series of casual games that has seen its profit fall by more than half in the last year: its CEO Mikael Hed is stepping down, and he is passing...Show More Summary
After more than five years at the helm, Rovio founder Mikael Hed is stepping down from his CEO position, and will instead oversee animation and movie operations at the company....
Pekka Rantala will take over at the new year.
Back in February we learned that Rovio had a new Angry Birds game in the works called Angry Birds Stella that featured an entirely brand new and mostly female cast of birds. Rovio stated Angry Birds Stella was "all about inspiration, empowerment and other real issues, without forgetting entertainment and quirky fun." It sounded really
Rovio is on the verge of releasing a new wing (HEH.) in to Angry Birds universe. They've been teasing it on Twitter forever now, but Angry Birds Stella finally has a launch date of September 4th. Here's the trailer, which features no gameplay, but instead just some pretty rad animation of the cast of characters:
T hey may be bugs rather than birds, but the colorful critters in the new “Best Fiends” property sure do seem familiar: cute and cranky and combating a rather clueless enemy—slugs (instead of pigs) that are less evil than just hungry. Show More Summary
Seriously, a new developer based in Helsinki and Santa Monica, is planning a multifaceted media strategy for a game it hasn't even released yet.
Finnish mobile game developer Seriously on Tuesday unveiled the first in a trilogy of animated games that it hopes will be spun into a broader entertainment franchise and challenge rivals like Angry Bird-maker Rovio and Clash of Clans-creator Supercell Oy.
Android fans will be excited to hear about the latest Android apps free download news: Rovio is set to roll out its latest Angry Birds installment, to be called Angry Birds Stella.